Turkey exported over 215,000 tons of hazelnuts in the first 8 months of the export season, making a $1.36 billion revenue, a national union of exporters of the nut said Wednesday.
The export volume between September 2017 and April 2018 increased by 24.6 percent compared with the same period from a year earlier, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Union announced.
Despite the growing export sales volume, the value of exports dropped by 4.7 percent. Over 75 percent of Turkey’s hazelnut exports in this period were made to the EU countries.
The country exported nearly 236,000 tons of hazelnuts and earned $1.88 billion for the whole of the 2016-2017 export season.
Turkey is the largest exporter of hazelnuts in the world.