Global Hazelnut Market Overview
In value terms, hazelnut production contracted to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2018 to 2019, global production growth remained at a lower figure.
Turkey ( tonnes) remains the largest hazelnut producing country worldwide, comprising approx. % of total volume. Moreover, hazelnut production in Turkey exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Italy ( tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Azerbaijan ( tonnes), with a % share.
In Turkey, hazelnut production remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Italy (+% per year) and Azerbaijan (+% per year).
The global average hazelnut yield fell modestly to kg per ha in 2019, dropping by -% compared with the year before. Overall, the yield showed a perceptible contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2009 to 2019, the growth of the average hazelnut yield remained at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of hazelnuts production worldwide reached ha, with an increase of % compared with the year before. Over the period under review, the total harvested area indicated tangible growth from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, hazelnut harvested area increased by +% against 2012 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % year-to-year. The global harvested area peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.
The global hazelnut market size fell to $ in 2019, waning by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2018 to 2019, the growth of the global market remained at a lower figure.
In Turkey, hazelnut consumption remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2019. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Italy (+% per year) and Azerbaijan (+% per year).
In value terms, Turkey ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Italy ($). It was followed by Azerbaijan.
From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Turkey stood at -%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Italy (+% per year) and Azerbaijan (+% per year).
The countries with the highest levels of hazelnut per capita consumption in 2019 were Turkey ( kg per person), Azerbaijan ( kg per person) and Georgia ( kg per person).
From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in the U.S., while hazelnut per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.