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Hazelnuts: Levant quality is less in demand

April 12, 2022 at 12:23 PM, Der AUDITOR
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ORDU. Although a large parts of the hazelnuts offered by the TMO are of the Levant variety, this sort is much less in demand than, for example, Giresun hazelnuts. Meanwhile, rumours about possible frost damage should be treated with great caution.

High demand for Giresun and Trabzon

As expected, the TMO is in the middle of its second sales round, in which 20,000 mt of inshell hazelnuts are to be sold. The main part of this, a good 15,000 mt, is accounted for by hazelnuts in Levant quality; at the same time, Turkish market players report that demand for this variety is lowest. More in demand are the 5,000 mt Giresun and Trabzon quality hazelnuts, for which buying interest is high because stocks are running low. However, the prices set by TMO, which range between TRY 39 and 41/kg depending on the

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