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MEHMET CIRAV: TRABZON REGION COMES THE FIRST IN TERMS OF HAZELNUT EXPORTS

In the first 10 months of the 2021/2022 hazelnut export season, which started on September 1, 2021 and end on August 31, 2022, the hazelnut exported from the country has reached 306,653 tonnes and a foreign exchange inflow of 1 Billion 810 Million 72 thousand 668 dollars has been provided.

In the first 10 months of the season, there was an increase of 22 percent in the amount of hazelnut exports compared to the previous season, while the rate of increase in the foreign exchange income was 3 percent.

European countries, which are traditional export markets, took the largest share in hazelnut exports among 127 countries.

In the first 10 months of the 2021/2022 hazelnut export season, 103,077 tonnes of hazelnuts were exported from Trabzon province. Accordingly 562 million 223 thousand 962 dollars foreign currency inflow was provided in return.

While the amount of hazelnut exports from Trabzon soared by 20 percent in the 10-month season, the value decreased by 9 percent. In the first 10 months of the season, 34 percent of the total hazelnut export, which corresponds to one third, came from Trabzon and this region continued to be the first in hazelnut exports.

In the 10 months of the season, hazelnuts were exported to 61 different countries from Trabzon and the most exported countries were Italy, Germany, Poland, France and the People’s Republic of China, respectively.

Mehmet Cirav, Chairperson of Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB) Hazelnut and Products Sector Committee, said that they are hopeful of hazelnut exports will close the entire season with a boost while targeted figures will be reached in terms of both quantity and value in exports.

Mehmet Cirav said, “We are going through a difficult period under the pressure of cost and the resulting high inflation pressure in our country as well.”

He also stated that even in the shrinking environment created by this negative situation in supply and demand, hazelnut exports showed a very important success, but the high increases in production costs and especially in energy costs forced the exporting companies.

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