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Georgia’s current income from hazelnut exports increased to $41.6M

According to the current data of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, as of October 25, the export volume of Georgian hazelnuts in monetary terms amounted to $ 41.6 million.

Compared to the same period last year ($ 27.3 million), export revenues increased by 52%.

During the specified period, 7 thousand 684 tons of hazelnuts were exported from Georgia or 41% more than a year earlier (5,432 tons).

About 73% of the total export volume refers to the countries of the European Union. In particular, 2 thousand 233 tons were delivered to Germany, 1 thousand 507 tons, the Czech Republic – 470 tons, Poland – 298 tons, Bulgaria – 220 tons, Spain – 209 tons, France – 191 tons, Lithuania – 203 tons, Greece – 97 tons, Estonia – 88 tons, Latvia – 62 tons, Slovakia – 37 tons, Austria – 22 tons and Croatia – 10 tons.

Export markets also include the following countries: Russia – 397 tons, Armenia – 379 tons, Belarus – 175 tons, Ukraine – 148 tons, Algeria – 148 tons, Brazil – 136 tons, Canada – 114 tons, Saudi Arabia – 74 tons, Mexico – 53 tons, Iraq – 24 tons, Great Britain – 22 tons, USA – 19 tons, etc.

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 thousand tons.

Harvesting of hazelnuts in Georgia ended at the end of August. At present, exporters buy stored hazelnuts from producers.

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