Nuts

Hazelnuts: shockingly low productivity

December 6, 2023 at 11:21 AM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

ORDU. Stink bugs and low productivity spell bad news for Turkey’s hazelnut industry. Suppliers also highlight that much is at stake for exports.

Disastrous yields

While Turkey still accounted for 80-82% of global hazelnut production in the 1990s, this share has now decreased to 60-65% as the Hazelnut and Products Exporters Association (KIB) has recently stated. Issue is not only that other countries have stepped up production, but that yields in Turkey range nearly three to five times lower than in Chile or the USA and two to three times lower than in France, Spain or Italy. Orchards tend to be very old with some trees in their mid-fifties. Many, especially the younger generation, have also migrated to bigge

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Nuts
Jul 22, 2024
NEW DELHI/AUSTIN. Although US growing regions in the Southwest have faced some heavy rains, growers in parts of Texas continue to face drought and water shortages. In India, prices could soon receive support.
Nuts
Jul 18, 2024
BRUSSELS/ORDU. Given that prices have surged this season it is quite remarkable that EU imports have risen for hazelnuts in the first six months of the year. Suspense is palpable in Turkey with the TMO and Ferrero expected to take decisive action very soon. Offers for the new crop are circulating.
Nuts
Jul 17, 2024
HANOI/NEW DELHI. Vietnam's exports in the first half of 2024 are quite impressive, and many destination countries have increased their purchase volumes. Meanwhile, prices in India remain stable.
Nuts
Jul 16, 2024
SACRAMENTO. Opinions may be contradicting but June was a very strong month for US almonds. With the season in its final stages concerns are being voiced over remaining supplies and the state of the new crop.