Turkey sold over 255,000 tons of hazelnuts abroad in the first 10 months of the export season, realising $1.6 billion.
The export volume between September 2017 and June 2018 witnessed a 25.3 percent jump in the same period from the previous year, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Union said.
Despite the growing sales volume, the monetary value of exports fell by around 3.5 percent over the same period of the previous season. Nearly 75 percent of Turkey’s hazelnut exports in this period were made to EU countries.
The country exported nearly 236,000 tons of hazelnuts and earned $1.88 billion during the full 2016-2017 export season — September to August.
Turkey is the largest exporter of hazelnuts in the world.