Turkish Hazelnut Exports Increased by 40% in Value Over Six Months

Turkiye’s hazelnut exports increased by 10% in volume and 40% in value from January to June, driven by strong demand from traditional markets like Germany, Italy, and France, with significant growth in exports to China.

Turkiye’s hazelnut exports witnessed a remarkable increase in the first half of the year, with the volume rising by 10% and the value soaring by 40% compared to the same period last year. According to a statement by Sebahattin Arslanturk, Vice Chairman of the Hazelnut and Hazelnut Products Sector Committee of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB), the country exported 144,694 tons of hazelnuts from January to June, generating $1.17 billion in revenue.

Arslantürk highlighted that Turkiye exported hazelnuts to 124 countries during this six-month period. The top three export destinations were the traditional markets of Germany, Italy, and France, with Poland in fourth place and China showing a substantial increase in demand.

In the first half of 2024, Trabzon alone exported 43,792 tons of hazelnuts, bringing in $373.17 million. For the ten-month period from September 2023 to June 2024, 67,774 tons were exported from Trabzon, valued at $539.04 million. Arslanturk noted that approximately 32% of Turkiye’s total hazelnut exports came from Trabzon.

Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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