Turkey has exported 191,656 tons hazelnut over the past seven months with a 25 percent hike year-on-year, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Union announced on Monday.
The country earned $1.21 billion through hazelnut export in the season, covering the period between Sept. 1, 2017 and the end of March this year.
According to the sectoral figures, the processed nuts export amounted to 38.4 percent of Turkey’s total export while the rest were raw hazelnuts.
The exporters’ union also said that the EU countries were the main market for Turkish hazelnut, with a share of 75.13 percent of the country’s total hazelnut export.
Last season, from September 2016 to the end of August 2017, Turkey — the world’s largest exporter of hazelnut — exported nearly 236,000 tons of hazelnut and earned $1.88 billion.