While Turkey's chestnut exports increased by 31 percent from 5 thousand 164 tons to 6 thousand 781 tons in January-November period of 2021, the amount of foreign exchange obtained from chestnuts increased from 13.2 million dollars to 23.7 million dollars with an increase of 79 percent. Turkish chestnut was exported with 36 percent more value-added on foreign currency basis in 2021, with a higher buyer of 930 dollars per ton.
Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association President Hayrettin Airplane, who informed that while Turkish chestnuts were exported for 2 thousand 560 dollars per ton in 2020, while the export price increased to 3 thousand 490 dollars in 2021, Aegean exporters received an 84 percent share of Turkey's chestnut export with 20 million dollars of chestnut export. expressed. Noting that chestnut is one of the most important street flavors of the autumn-winter seasons, chestnuts are also used extensively in the confectionery, pastry and bakery products sectors, and that there is an intense harvesting period in chestnuts, and said that chestnut export continues rapidly. Reminding that they set a chestnut export target of 50 million dollars at the beginning of the season, Uçar expressed that they are taking firm steps towards their export target. Emphasizing that Aydın is the first province in Turkey in chestnut production, Uçar underlined that the quality of chestnuts is ...
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