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Walnuts: Hungary's exports to the EU drop drastically

May 11, 2022 at 2:54 PM , Der AUDITOR
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BUDAPEST/SANTIAGO. In the past two years, more and more buyers in the EU have switched from Eastern European to Chilean goods, so that Hungary, for example, hardly records any exports to EU countries. A large part of the crop is destined for the domestic market.

Chile outshines Hungary

Walnut farmers in Hungary are optimistic about this year's crop. The total acreage here is about 9,000 ha, the same as last year. In addition, the growers report that there was no frost damage this spring and that the plants are therefore developing well.

What is currently causing the Eastern European processors the most headaches are the high energy prices. Since it is difficult to estimate how the war in Ukraine will develop, the market here is characterised by great uncertainty. In addition, there is the strong presence o

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