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TURKEY EXPORTS 79,500 TONNES OF HAZELNUTS IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS…

In the first 3 months of the year, 32,190 tonnes out of 79,500 tonnes of hazelnut exports were realized by companies in Trabzon province.

Companies based in Trabzon region made 254 million 225 thousand 624 dollars out of 576 million 655 thousand 698 dollars of hazelnut exports. Most products from Trabzon have been sold to Italy, France and Poland.

According to the statement made by the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), 32 thousand 190 tonnes of hazelnuts were exported from Trabzon between January 1 and March 31, in return for 254 million 225 thousand 624 dollars.

In the first 3 months of the year 576 million 655 thousand 698 dollars obtained from hazelnut exports and 79 thousand 50 tonnes of hazelnuts were exported. Accordingly, it was stated that 40 percent of the exports in quantity and 44 percent of the value were made by companies from Trabzon and hazelnuts were exported from Trabzon to 50 countries. The top 3 countries hazelnuts were sold are Italy, France and Poland.

Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB) Hazelnut and Hazelnut Products Sector Committee Chairman Mehmet Cirav emphasized that the exports of hazelnuts, which were in a downward trend due to the negative impact of the new type of coronavirus epidemic on international markets at the beginning of the season, showed a rapid recovery in the first 3 months of 2021.

“We are hopeful that exports will continue to increase until the end of the season and we have received signals from the markets in this direction,” Cirav said.

Indicating that producers should give importance to the studies that will increase the yield and quality in hazelnuts, Cirav noted, “Our country, which is the homeland of hazelnuts, needs to ensure the production of the world’s highest quality and the highest yield per unit. The most important task falls on the producer.”

“It will be possible to raise the earnings by increasing the efficiency per unit. In addition, the supports should be transformed into a system that will increase the efficiency and quality per unit,” Cirav added…

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