Turkey’s hazelnut exports hit nearly 262,000 tons from last September to this July, a regional trade union announced on Friday.
The Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Union reported that Turkey earned 1.54 billion dollars from hazelnut exports during the first 11 months of the season.
With nearly 75.3 percent of total exports, the EU was the top market for Turkey’s hazelnut exports.
The union figures said 42.7 percent of the country’s hazelnut exports were processed products worth some 655 million dollars, while the rest were raw hazelnuts.
Turkey — the world’s largest hazelnut exporter — earned 1.78 billion dollars with nearly 287,000 tons of hazelnut exports last season, from September 2017 to the end of August 2018.