Turkey’s hazelnut exports rose 89.2 percent to over 28,000 tons year-on-year in September, a hazelnut exporters’ association said on Oct. 2.

Turkey earned $187.4 million by exporting 28,111 tons of hazelnuts in September, the first month of Turkey’s hazelnut export season, Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Association (KFMIB) President Ilyas Edip Sevinc told Anadolu Agency.

“During the same period last season, 14,855 tons of hazelnuts were exported and revenue of $138.8 million was generated,” Sevinc said.

In the last hazelnut export season, which ended as of Aug. 31, Turkey earned around $1.88 billion by exporting more than 235,000 tons of hazelnuts.

Turkey is the world’s largest exporter of hazelnuts.

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Source:  Daily Hurriyet

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