Hazelnuts

Azerbaijan is one of the few countries in the world with appropriate weather conditions for hazelnut cultivation; hazelnuts grown in the northern regions are generally ripe by the end of July and harvested from mid-August to mid-September.

  • At present, thanks to dedicated effort, Azerbaijan exports not only hazelnuts in their shells but all types of processed hazelnuts to EU and CIS countries, such as Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia and Ukraine. In addition, Middle Eastern countries have emerged as potential markets for Azerbaijani hazelnuts.
  • Having satisfied domestic consumption, the export of hazelnuts accounted for over 31 thousand tonnes in 2013.
  • The introduction of new technologies and other reforms have made Azerbaijan one of the top 5 hazelnut producing countries in the world.

Hazelnuts

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (thsd. tonnes)

29.5

32.9

29.6

31.2

Source: State Statistics Committee