Which Country Produces the Most Pistachios in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts November 08, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the pistachio output was Iran (431 thousand tonnes), accounting for 55% of global production. Moreover, pistachio output in Iran exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, the United States (198 thousand tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by China with a share of 10%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of pistachio producton in Iran stood at +4.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+0.6% per year) and China (+9.6% per year).

Top 10 Pistachio Producing Countries in the World

1. Iran (431K Tonnes)
2. United States (198K Tonnes)
3. China (79K Tonnes)
4. Turkey (36K Tonnes)
5. Syrian Arab Republic (18K Tonnes)
6. Italy (5K Tonnes)
7. Greece (5K Tonnes)
8. Tunisia (3K Tonnes)
9. Afghanistan (3K Tonnes)
10. Spain (2K Tonnes)

Global Pistachios Production

Global pistachio production amounted to 788 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -8.2% against the previous year level. Overall, the global pistachio output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +17% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global pistachio production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global pistachio production was primarily driven by disposable income growth and population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the pistachio output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a robust expansion of the harvested area and a noticeable contraction of the yield figures.

The world pistachio harvested area amounted to 993 thousand ha in 2015, which was 20.1% more than the previous year figure. The pistachio harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +7.5% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, recorded some sharp fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total pistachio harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand over the globe.

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Source: World: Pistachios - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast