5.4. World Hazelnut Exports and Imports

On average, the main exporters of hazelnuts for the 2015-2019 period were the major producing countries: Turkey, the top world producer accounted for 75% of hazelnuts exports, followed by Italy, Azerbaijan and Georgia (Table 4).

Germany, as a processor, transit and a great consumer country, amounted to 25% of the world hazelnut imports. Over 62% of hazelnut top exports destinations were European countries (Table 4).

1Some imort data include processed hazelnuts (roasted, blanched, chopped, sliced, paste, puree, meal and croquant).
2Totals may not add due to rounding.
* Transit country.
** Processing country.
Source: DESA/UNSD United Nations Comtrade, Eurostat (Comext) and Black Sea Exporters Association Databases (2015-2019).