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Iran's pistachio exports up 2.5-fold in first 6 months

10/16/03

Export revenues from pistachios and pistachio kernels increased by 2.5 times to $272.2 million in the first six months of the current Iranian year (started on March 21) from $112.9 million in the same period the year before, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Exports in the first six months of this year showed 1.4 percent decrease compared to that in the same period the previous year.

Pistachios and pistachio kernels accounted for 11 percent of Iran's non-oil commodities' exports in the first half of this year. Each kilos of pistachio was sold for dlrs 3.7 on average in the first six months of this year.


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