Hazelnut exports climb 190,000 tons: Association
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey has exported 191,656 tons of hazelnuts over the past seven months with a 25 percent hike year-on-year, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Union announced on April 2.
The country earned $1.21 billion through hazelnut exports in the period between Sept. 1, 2017 and the end of March this year.
According to sectoral figures, the processed nuts export amounted to 38.4 percent of Turkey’s total export, while the rest were raw
The exporters’ union also said EU countries were the main market for Turkish hazelnuts, with a share of 75.13 percent of the country’s total hazelnut exports.
Turkey is the world’s largest exporter of hazelnut. Last season, from September 2016 to the end of August 2017, the country exported nearly 236,000 tons of hazelnut and earned $1.88 billion.