According to the data of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly, hazelnut exports in Turkey increased by 16.6% in 2021 compared to the previous period.
Hazelnut is an agricultural product that has an important place in Turkey's agricultural trade. Turkey ranks first among the countries that produce and export hazelnuts in the world. Turkey maintains its importance as a country that directly affects the world hazelnut market and meets the world's hazelnut needs. Hazelnut is a traditional export product that brings net foreign currency inflow to Turkey. Therefore, it is necessary to attach importance to sustainable production to increase the export of hazelnut. In this way, it is possible to get the maximum benefit from the agriculture and trade of hazelnuts.
Hazelnut grows in humid regions with abundant rainfall in Turkey. The most suitable soil for the cultivation of hazelnut is clay. The provinces where hazelnuts are grown the most in Turkey are Ordu, Giresun, and Samsun, respectively. According to the latest data, the revenue of 136 million 147 thousand 595 dollars was obtained in the first month of Turkey's 2022-2023 export season.
According to TUIK Crop Production Statistics, Turkey produced 684 thousand tons of hazelnuts in 2021. With this amount of production, it ranks first among the countries that produce and export the most hazelnuts in the world.
According to the data of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly, hazelnut exports in Turkey increased by 16.6% in 2021 compared to the previous period. In addition, Turkey exported 344 thousand 370 tons of hazelnuts to 122 countries in 2021. From this export, Turkey gained 2 billion 260 million 105 thousand 304 dollars in foreign exchange income. In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry announced the 2022 hazelnut harvest as 765 thousand 287 tons.
Turkey breaks new records in hazelnut production and exports every year. The biggest reason behind this success is that Turkey has the most advanced facilities in the world in hazelnut production. In addition, hazelnut producers have years of knowledge and experience.
According to the data shared by the Eastern Black Sea Exporters' Association (DKİB), hazelnuts were exported from Turkey to 123 countries in the 9-month period between September 2021- May 2022. In the 9-month period, Turkey realized 287 thousand 934 tons of exports. In addition, Turkey earned 1 billion 700 million 495 thousand 560 dollars from this export.
A significant success was achieved in hazelnut export in the 2022-2023 agricultural season. According to the data shared by the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Association, 25 thousand 127 tons of hazelnuts were exported in September 2022, which is the first of the 2022-2023 season. Turkey earned 136 million 147 thousand 595 dollars from this export.
In 2021, the countries to which Turkey exports the most in the hazelnut and products sector were EU countries. The countries with the highest exports are Germany, Italy, France, Poland, and the Netherlands, respectively.
In the 2021 period, 536.4 million dollars worth of hazelnuts were exported to Germany from Turkey, while 497.7 million dollars of hazelnuts were exported to Italy from Turkey. In addition, Turkey exported 163.1 million dollars worth of hazelnuts to France and 106.3 million dollars to Poland. Finally, Turkey exported 84.1 million dollars of hazelnuts to the Netherlands.
Turkey realized hazelnut exports in 2021 to countries that it did not export hazelnuts in the previous period. These countries include Djibouti, Brunei, Benin, and Sierra Leone.
The hazelnut and hazelnut products sector made the highest increase in exports on a quantity basis to Germany in 2021. Hazelnut exports increased by 98.9 million dollars in 2021 compared to the previous period. In addition, exports from Turkey to Italy increased by 92.8 million dollars and exports to France increased by 26.8 million dollars. Finally, hazelnut exports from Turkey to China increased by 26.5 million dollars.
Hazelnuts are a valuable food that keeps people energetic and consumed with great love. Hazelnut is a food that is frequently consumed in desserts, coffees, and snacks. However, one of the areas where hazelnut is used the most is chocolate products. The product that gives that unique flavor to chocolate, which is consumed with love regardless of the time of the day, is hazelnut.
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