2018 Commodity Market: Pistachios

September 17, 2018

Pistachios:

Grown in:

The United States is generally the second-leading producer and exporter of pistachios behind Iran, providing 24 percent of the world total.

Harvested in:

September and October

New crop:

Expectations are for a 900 million pound crop. Two new varieties, Gold Hills and Lost Hills were harvested early, the last week in August.

Prices:

Initial shipments of new crop will be at higher prices, but prices should be attractive after that.

Specifics on 2018 Pistachio Crop:

    • What started off as a potentially disastrous year for the pistachio industry is now shaping up to potentially be one of the largest crops ever for California growers.
    • Global pistachio shipments have been very large.
    • The lack of carry in puts extra pressure on initial shipments of the upcoming crop.
    • The Iranian crop will be lighter this year.
    • Crop quality looks good thus far and in shell sizing is normal.

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