Georgian hazelnuts exports up 74% as of September 24

  • Georgia has exported 4,466 tonnes of hazelnuts this year as of September 24. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 25 Sep 2020 - 14:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has exported 4,466 tonnes of hazelnuts this year as of September 24, which is a 74 per cent increase compared to the same period of last year, announces the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.

The top ten countries for Georgian hazelnuts exports by volume are: 

  1. Germany (1,392.9 tonnes)
  2. Italy (808.8 tonnes)
  3. Czechia (280.3 tonnes)
  4. Russia (268 tonnes)
  5. Armenia (255.8 tonnes)
  6. Poland (192 tonnes)
  7. Spain (165 tonnes)
  8. Lithuania (143.7 tonnes)
  9. France (125 tonnes)
  10. Belarus (102.5 tonnes)

Georgian hazelnuts are also exported to:

  • Ukraine (83.7 tonnes)
  • Brazil (74 tonnes)
  • Mexico (53 tonnes)
  • Greece (34.7 tonnes)
  • Austria (22 tonnes)
  • Estonia (22 tonnes)
  • UK (22 tonnes)
  • Latvia (21 tonnes)

About 50,000 tonnes of high quality hazelnuts are expected to be harvested in Georgia this year, announces the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Georgian Ministry of Agriculture said that farmers are expecting an exceptionally high quality harvest thanks to the Georgia Hazelnut Improvement Project that was launched in 2019.

The goal of the programme was to improve the quality of Georgian hazelnuts as the nut is the largest agricultural export of Georgia by value and supports the livelihoods of more than 50,000 growers and processors.

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