By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's hazelnut exports totaled 58,286 tons in the September-October period of 2018, a regional union announced on Friday.
During the first two months in the season, the country earned $314.3 million from hazelnut exports, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Union (KFMIB) said in a report.
The EU was the top market for Turkey's hazelnut exports with 77.3 percent of total exports, amounting to 45,077 tons.
The KFMIB noted that 45.3 percent of the country's hazelnut exports was processed products worth $148.5 million, as the rest were raw hazelnuts.
Turkey — world's largest hazelnut exporter — earned $1.78 billion with nearly 287,000 tons of hazelnut exports last season, from September 2017 to the end of August 2018.