Hazelnuts: buyers turn back to Turkey

June 21, 2023 at 12:07 PM , Der AUDITOR
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ORDU. While the TMO is selling hazelnuts at ridiculously high prices, suppliers in Turkey are rating international demand.

High prices are a nuisance

Prices are ridiculously high for the 23,000 mt of hazelnuts the TMO is currently selling. They range at TRY 68/kg for regular Levant quality nuts and at TRY 65/kg for pointy inshell hazelnuts. Demand is, unsurprisingly, very low for these stocks. Backlash is also that the state-run organisation failed to provide the market with much needed reasonably priced raw nuts at a time when international demand is high, especially for 13-15 mm raw hazelnuts.

Local prices for sizes 11-13 mm and 13-15 mm have instead drifted the furthest apart

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