Eastern Black Sea Exporters Union Hazelnut and Products Industry Committee Vice Chairman Sebahattin Arslantürk, in a written statement, reminded that there are 4 months left until the end of the 2022-2023 hazelnut export season.
Emphasizing that they are hopeful that the amount of hazelnuts to be exported will exceed 300 thousand tons at the end of this period, Arslantürk said:
* During the 8-month period of the hazelnut export season, which started on September 1, 2022, 80 thousand 799 tons of hazelnuts worth 488 million 650 thousand 588 dollars were exported from Trabzon. In the 8-month period, 37 percent of the total hazelnut exports were made from Trabzon. During this period, hazelnuts were exported to 59 countries from Trabzon.
Pointing out that hazelnut exports should be carried to a sustainable level, Arslantürk pointed out that the continuous shrinking of land structures, especially through inheritance, increases the costs per unit and eliminates the competitiveness.
Arslantürk stated that due to the high production costs, the producer could not do enough care in the orchards, this situation causes a decrease in production, yield and yield every year, especially in industrial agricultural products, and this negativity has become much more prominent in hazelnut production in recent years.
Stating that the low level of productivity per unit in Turkey, the world’s largest hazelnut producer, negatively affects the profitability of both the producer and the tradesmen, Arslantürk said that in order to obtain more and high quality products from the unit area, an urgent transition to a competitive and sustainable hazelnut farming policy is required. stated that it should.