W20: Hazelnut Update

In W20 in the hazelnut landscape, it was reported that Düzce, Turkey, exported 1.43K tons of hazelnuts to European Union countries during Q1 2023. Exports of hazelnut kernels from Düzce amounted to 489 tons in January, 265 tons in February, 421 tons in March, and 255 tons in April. In 2022, Düzce exported 20.29K tons and 35 kilos of hazelnut kernels. Despite facing various challenges, including a prolonged drought during the previous summer in Northern Italy, the Consortium of Piedmont IGP Hazelnuts has achieved a positive outcome for the 2022/23 year. While drought did impact several production areas to some extent, the overall results are satisfactory. On the other hand, Azerbaijan emerged as one of the top three hazelnut exporters to Germany in Q1 2023. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis), Germany imported 18.67K tons of hazelnuts with amounted value of USD 125.465M (EUR 116.043), an increase of 7.9% in volume and a rise of 21.1% in value compared to the same period in 2022. Lastly, the Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile (SAG) certified shipments of European hazelnuts produced in Osorno. The product is grown, processed, and shipped from Osorno to Europe due to its quality and compliance with the demanded phytosanitary standards. In Chile, the main regions for European hazelnut production are Maule and Araucanía, with significant growth observed in Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions. In 2022, the total area dedicated to European hazelnut cultivation in Chile was 36.39K hectares. The largest areas are Maule (16.95K ha), Ñuble (6.55K ha), La Araucanía (8.43K ha), and Los Ríos (1.75K ha). In recent years, the Los Lagos region has shown significant growth, with a planted area of 1.41K hectares, mainly in the province of Osorno.

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