Tehran, April 13, IRNA -- The monetary value of Iran's pistachio exports rose by dlrs 300 million to 803 million dollars in the last Iranian calendar year.
Director General of the Pistachio Affairs Department at the Agricultural Jihad Ministry Behruz Gheibi told IRNA here on Tuesday that 207,000 tons of pistachios were exported last year.
Gheibi said that 152,000 tons of pistachios were exported in 1381 (March 2002-March 2003), fetching the country dlrs 498 million.
He said that 233,000 tons of pistachios were produced in the country last year.
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