Dursun Oğuz Gürsoy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Association (KFMİB), stated that 11 thousand 114 tonnes of hazelnut exports were carried out between 1-17 September and said, “We aim to export around 275 to 280 thousand tonnes of hazelnuts in the 2023-2024 export season.”
The hazelnut harvest, which started in August in the Black Sea region, has come to an end. While some of the producers who collected their crops put their dried products in sacks and knocked on the traders’ door, some of them kept their hazelnuts in their homes and warehouses, predicting that the prices would rise above 100 liras.
The fact that hazelnuts did not go to the market was also reflected in the export season that started on 1 September. Dursun Oğuz Gürsoy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of KFMİB, said that 11 thousand 114 tonnes of hazelnuts were exported during the 17-day export season and that 66 million 635 thousand dollars entered the country in return for this export.
Pointing out that 6 thousand 726 tonnes of the exported hazelnuts were the product of the previous year, Gürsoy added, “There was a decrease of around one thousand tonnes in exports in the same period compared to the previous year. However, in the 2023-2024 export season, we aim to export around 275 to 280 thousand tonnes of hazelnuts.”