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Georgia is experiencing a boom in chestnuts exports

Published Oct 13, 2021

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The chestnut season in Georgia begins at the end of September and lasts until the end of November. Chestnut is mainly harvested in the forests of the western regions of Georgia. At the end of September, buyers reported high chestnut prices, ranging from GEL 3 ($ 0.96) to GEL 5.5 ($ 1.76) per kg, depending on size, color, and quality.

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The chestnut season in Georgia begins at the end of September and lasts until the end of November. Chestnut is mainly harvested in the forests of the western regions of Georgia. At the end of September, buyers reported high chestnut prices, ranging from GEL 3 ($ 0.96) to GEL 5.5 ($ 1.76) per kg, depending on size, color and quality. Source: Ministry of Finance of Georgia, 2021: January to September The interest in Georgian chestnuts in the export markets is growing every year. If in 2015 only 26 tons of inshell chestnuts were exported, then in 2020 the export amounted to 370 tons. Traders attribute this trend to demand in export markets. The main export markets in 2020 were Russia (37%), Armenia (25%) and Italy (20%). Iamze Verulashvili is a co-founder of Nuts Food in Samegrelo, Senaki. The company specializes in the export of hazelnuts, but has also been exporting chestnuts in season for the last 7-8 years. She explained to EastFruit that when they first invited their foreign ...
Source: Eastfruit
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