Pistachio Market Overview in Qatar
The revenue of the pistachio market in Qatar amounted to $116K in 2010, going up by 18% 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). Overall, the total market indicated buoyant growth from 2007 to 2010: its value increased at an average annual rate of +11.8% over the last three years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2010 figures, pistachio consumption increased by +64.8% against 2007 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by 18% year-to-year. In that year, the pistachio market reached its peak level and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.