Data from the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia show that the export volume of Georgian hazelnuts in monetary terms amounted to $79.2 million as of January 31, 2021, which is 51.1% higher than a year ago at $52.4 million. Since the beginning of the season, 15,300 tons of hazelnuts have been exported from Georgia, which is 48.5% more than last year at 10,300 tons.
About 73% of the total export volume falls to countries of the European Union. In particular, 4165 tons were delivered to Germany, 3766 tons to Italy, 716 tons to the Czech Republic, 442 tons to Lithuania, 430 tons to Spain, 376 tons to Poland, 359 tons to France, 345 tons to Bulgaria, 128 tons to Latvia, 97 tons to Greece, 88 tons to Estonia, 86 tons to Slovakia, 84 tons to Luxembourg, 44 tons to Belgium, 22 tons to Austria, and 10 tons to Croatia.
Export markets also included Armenia (873 tons), Russia (713 tons), Turkey (530 tons), Belarus (444 tons), Ukraine (290 tons), Brazil (186 tons), Algeria (185 tons), Saudi Arabia (166 tons), Canada (146 tons), Switzerland (89 tons), Mexico (67 tons), Uzbekistan (58 tons), Syria (50 tons), UAE (44 tons), Jordan (38 tons), United Kingdom (35 tons), Iraq (24 tons), United States (19 tons), etc.
Harvesting of hazelnuts in Georgia finalized at the end of August. At present, exporters are buying stored hazelnuts from producers.
According to participants in the hazelnut industry in Georgia, the total export volume of Georgian hazelnuts of the 2020 harvest, in terms of unpeeled nuts, will be about 50,000 tons.
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