An Overview of the U.S. Pistachio Market

April 10, 2023
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Pistachios have exploded in popularity in recent years. While pistachios are a worldwide trend, more than 60% of the world’s supply is produced in the United States.

Pistachio trees are hardy, but they require a special climate to produce at their best. The San Joaquin Valley of California is one of the few places on the planet with a climate that’s perfect for pistachios.

A pistachio powerhouse, this region is of key interest to permanent crop investors, especially as water security becomes a critical factor in land values.

New research from our permanent crop investment team takes a look at some of the major forces impacting the U.S. pistachio industry, especially within the San Joaquin Valley, and discusses how these trends inform AcreTrader’s pistachio investment thesis.

“The historically consistent growth in pistachio demand will need to be fulfilled by a supplier; if demand continues along the same trajectory, the U.S. is best positioned to fulfill those supply needs…”

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Key Takeaways

  • The U.S. is capitalizing on strong demand trends via a growing export market underpinned by changing consumption patterns.
  • The U.S. is the primary global supplier of pistachios, leveraging the climate and infrastructure of the San Joaquin Valley, California.
  • Supply faces constraints due to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Take a closer look at these trends and how they affect AcreTrader’s approach to pistachio orchard investments in our “Pistachio Market Overview.”

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