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Turkey earns $1.88B through hazelnut exports

TURKEY EARNS $1.88B THROUGH HAZELNUT EXPORTS

Turkey earned around $1.88 billion by exporting more than 235,000 tons of hazelnuts in the last 12 months, a hazelnut exporters' association said Tuesday.

The 2016-2017 hazelnut export season ended as of August 31, President of Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Association (KFMIB) Edip Sevinc told Anadolu Agency.

The volume of the export decreased by 5.6 percent and the value dropped by 17.4 percent from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 compared to the previous season, he added.

Sevinc pointed out that most of the hazelnut exports were made to the EU countries as it was in the previous years.

Turkey is the world's largest exporter of hazelnut.

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