5.8. World Pistachio Exports and Imports

The biggest pistachio producers, the USA and Iran concentrated 75% of world exports (average 2015-2019), totaling 261,000 MT of traded in-shell pistachios.

China accounted for 11% of shipments over the same period, and Germany and Belgium for the following 5% (Table 8).

China ranked as the first pistachio importer, reaching over 100,000 MT, representing 30% of the world share (Table 8).

1u00a0Totals may not add due to rounding.
*u00a0Transit country.
* *Processing country.
Source: DESA/UNSD United Nations Comtrade and Eurostat (Comext) Databases (2015-2019).