Between 2009 and 2014, Iran, the United States, Turkey, Syria, and the European Union were the five primary producers of pistachios worldwide. In 2014, Iran became the largest exporter of this product in the world by exporting more than 191,000 tons of pistachios.
Today, pistachio production in Iran is about 575,000 tons annually, and Iranian people consume only 10 percent of this product, and the merchants export the other 90 percent.
Pistachios are one of the important and constant members of Iranian nuts, whose potassium level is equal to that of oranges, and it is essential because of its nutrients. Kerman province and Rafsanjan city are the central pistachio production locations in Iran. Pistachios are rich in valuable and nutritious resources for human health.