Turkiye, which holds a significant portion of the world hazelnut production and market, exported the most hazelnuts to Germany in the 2022-2023 export period.
According to information received from the officials of the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters Association, Turkiye exported hazelnuts to more than 120 countries in the season that started on September 1, 2022 and ended on August 31, 2023.
During the said period, 298 thousand 557 tons of hazelnuts were sold abroad for $1 billion 795 million 189 thousand 783. While Germany ranked first in foreign sales, this country was followed by Italy and France.
85 thousand 447 tons of hazelnuts were sold to Germany for $496 million 653 thousand 928.
An income of $330 million 704 thousand 289 was obtained from 54 thousand 690 tons of hazelnuts exported to Italy, and $128 million 943 thousand 250 was obtained from 21 thousand 132 tons of hazelnuts sold to France.
One of the markets where Turkiye has made the most progress in hazelnut exports in recent years has been the People’s Republic of China. In the past season, 8 thousand 78 tons of hazelnuts were exported to this country for $52 million 970 thousand.
Last season, the least exports were made to Ivory Coast. An income of $27 was obtained from 6 kilograms of hazelnuts sent to this country. Ivory Coast was followed by Guinea with 20 kilograms of exports and Eritrea with 30 kilograms.
“Our hazelnut exports to Far Eastern countries are increasing every year.”
Hamza Boluk, President of Giresun Commodity Exchange, told the AA correspondent that Germany, Italy and France did not change in the list of countries to which Turkiye exports the most.
Boluk underlined that European countries, especially Germany and Italy, are serious markets for Turkiye due to the development of the chocolate industry and high hazelnut consumption.
Emphasizing that a serious breakthrough has been made in terms of the Asian market, Boluk said, “Our hazelnut exports to Far Eastern countries are increasing every year. China, Japan and India are our targets. We will reach better levels of sales in the near future.”
Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz