Almond Market Overview in Iran
In value terms, almond production amounted to $182M in 2010 estimated in export prices. Overall, almond production continues to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when production volume increased by 80% against the previous year. In that year, almond production attained its peak level and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.
Average yield of almonds in Iran totaled 850 kg per ha in 2010, growing by 31% against the previous year. Overall, the almond yield, however, continues to indicate an abrupt descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when yield increased by 31% y-o-y. Almond yield peaked at 1 tonne per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
Almond harvested area in Iran amounted to 143K ha in 2010, lowering by -25.4% against the previous year. In general, the almond harvested area continues to indicate a temperate contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 when harvested area increased by 34% year-to-year. In that year, the almond harvested area attained its peak level of 191K ha, and then declined slightly in the following year.
The revenue of the almond market in Iran amounted to $254M in 2010, jumping by 19% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, almond consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the market value increased by 19% year-to-year. Almond consumption peaked at $259M in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, consumption failed to regain its momentum.