Turkey sold some 167,700 tons of hazelnuts abroad in the first six months of the export season, the Black Sea Exporters Association said on March 4.
The hazelnut export volume between last September and this February fell 1.9 percent compared to the same period last year.
Turkey made a $954.3 million revenue in hazelnut exports during the same period, down 12 percent.
EU countries remained the top export market for Turkish hazelnuts, buying over 75 percent, or around 128,000 tons, of Turkey’s total hazelnut exports over the six months.
Turkey, the world’s largest hazelnut exporter, earned $1.78 billion with nearly 287,000 tons of hazelnut exports last season, from September 2017 to the end of August 2018.