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Slower start for Georgian hazelnut exports in the new season

After a successful harvest of hazelnuts in Georgia last year, the current season started somewhat slower. Thus, a slight decrease in the exports of Georgian hazelnuts at the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. Associated with heavy rains, which led to delays in harvest and therefore exports.

At the same time, rather high volumes of exports of in-shell hazelnuts are observed – in August 781 tons, which is about 10 times more than the average for the same period of 2014-2020. Hazelnut growers note strong demand from Italian exporters.

In total, in August of this year, Georgia exported 1,085 tons of hazelnut kernels, which is 16% less than in the same period a year earlier. As EastFruit predicted, prices fell from  6,140 USD per tonne in August 2020 to  5,780 USD in August 2021.

Total revenues from the exports of hazelnuts, both shelled and in shell, reached $ 8.1 million, just 1% less than in August last year.


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