The 2015 Turkish hazelnut production is estimated to be almost 700m/tons.
Doraintrade has been following up the markets on behalf of producers and buyers in order to furnish them with accurate information from the source regularly. Ms. Banu Er of Doraintrade supplied the following information about the 2015 Turkish hazelnut crops. Turkey had very short crop for Hazelnuts in 2014. Due to the fact, prices reached record high of past years during the 2014 season. However, there has been quite optimistic news has been coming up from past few months relating to the new crop estimations. In winter and early spring, there was no frost damage occurred and the weather kept gradually warmer until the summer. By these all facts make 2015 Crop Turkish Hazelnuts production estimations 680- 700,000m/tons levels. It is a big crop comparing to the last year as the current 2014 crop prices were weakening for past months.
Working as an agent, broker and consultant at international markets targeting to build a strong link between producers and buyers, DORAINTRADE analyses 2015 Turkish hazelnut crops.
With the news of 2015 big crop is in sight, old crop prices went down as almost all quantity from old crop is shipped till now. New crop harvest has recently started. Biggest worry is over-humid and rainy weather conditions in Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. Harvested hazelnuts need to be dried the outer shells under the sun. Drying areas are very limited in the production area due to the hilly environment. And when humid and rain weather, growers cannot dry their hazelnuts which makes molds risk for the hazelnuts and delay the deliveries to the factories. First shipments are expected to start in the first weeks of September. Now the market is opening offers for the new crop from 12USD/Kg levels in average. There are few different authorities that declare each year for their own crop estimations. Below is the chart for each party estimation as average we can calculate 680- 700.000 tons inshell hazelnuts is expecting to produce in season 2015.