|YTD Inventory / Shipment Report
Marketing Comments Month 12 Crop 20131- Marketing year for crop 2013 opened with an available volume of 186000 tons, just slightly below previous year.
2- Readers are reminded that the figures for export shipments were upwardly adjusted in the previous month by 6300 tons, in the YTD Inventory/Shipment Report. Note should be taken that this correction has not been reflected in any of the tables which elucidate the details.
3- Exports to China have fallen 40% in volume compared to 2012.
4- Exports to Arab Middle East have risen 20% in volume, exceeding that of EU15 and taking its rank 4 standing in the list.
5- Looking at the composition of pistachio export shipments, there is a dramatic rise in the volume of natural kernel and green peeled pistachio kernel exports. This has caused an 85% rise in export adjustments losses, which are actually nothing but shells removed to produce these two types of kernels.
6- Although, being based on small volumes, exports to North Africa have jumped by 115%.
7- As already reported elsewhere on this website, Iran's current crop 2014 is estimated at 220000 tons, so 2014 marketing season opens with availability of 224000 tons, an increase of more than 20%. Thus, there should be no surprise if small farm owners rush to sell, early in a competitive market.
|Crop Month: 12||Crop Year: 2013|
|Carry in from previous year||16,000|
|Total Crop Estimate||170,000|
|Adjustment/ losses, Domestic||10,000|
|Adjustment/ losses, Export||21,300|