Which Country Produces the Most Pistachios?

Pistachio Production (tonnes), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 22 countries in 2018, Iran ranked the highest in pistachio production with 551,307 tonnes followed by USA and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Mauritius with 4.00 tonnes, Cyprus with 10.0 tonnes and Azerbaijan with 22.0 tonnes.

Total pistachio production reached 1,390,269 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 16.9 % more than in the previous year and 62.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total pistachio production reached an all time high of 1,390,269 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 19,440 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 7.66 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Iran, accounted for 39.7 % of pistachio production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 89.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 99.5 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Pistachio Production indicator page.

Pistachio Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Afghanistan tonnes 2,727 2,739 2,742 2,739 2,718
Australia tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,379 1,331 1,430 1,491 1,460
China tonnes 72,000 74,000 76,677 74,226 74,968
Greece tonnes 7,995 7,122 8,566 9,745 11,265
Iran tonnes 183,001 225,001 440,814 430,000 574,987
Italy tonnes 943 3,227 3,555 3,868 3,649
Jordan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... 675 732 727 753 967
Kyrgyzstan tonnes ... 800 900 900 895 1,003
Madagascar tonnes 1,900 1,900 2,000 2,400 3,600
Pakistan tonnes 655 659 659 659 706
Spain tonnes 2,681 2,489 2,626 2,599 5,618
Syria tonnes 57,195 54,516 28,786 58,813 43,378
Tunisia tonnes 1,400 2,100 2,500 3,000 3,400
Turkey tonnes 150,000 88,600 80,000 144,000 170,000
USA tonnes 275,500 213,188 233,146 122,470 406,646