Turkey chestnuts export quantities

The amount of chestnuts sold by Turkey in 2020 was 9,057 tonnes. In 2019 Turkey sold 14,225 tonnes of chestnuts. For the year 2019 alone, the interest in Turkey chestnuts (nuts category) has climbed, with a change of 9.558 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, chestnuts' exports grew by 44.86% netting the nation US$35.84m for the year 2019. Turkey's chestnuts exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or dried chestnuts "Castanea spp.", shelled (HS code 080242)
  • Chestnuts (HS code 0802Xa)
  • Fresh or dried chestnuts "Castanea spp.", in shell (HS code 080241)
  • Fresh or dried chestnuts (Castanea spp.), whether or not shelled or peeled (HS code 080240)


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Turkey chestnuts export values

In 2019, Turkey supplied chestnuts valued at 35.84m USD, a decrease of -16.89% from 2018's total chestnuts export of 43.122m USD. The annual reduction in value of Turkey chestnuts between 2017 to 2018 was 17.198 per cent.

The annual change in the volume of Turkey's chestnuts exports between 2017 and 2019 was 44.86% in comparison to a variation of 9.558% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's portion of the world's total chestnuts' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Turkey holds position 27 in world exports of chestnuts.


Export markets for Turkey chestnuts ( in '000$ )

Turkey's top export markets for chestnuts are Italy, Lebanon, Germany, France and Saudi Arabia.


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net importer of chestnuts. The annual growth of Turkey chestnuts in value between 2015 to 2019 was -15%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was -27%, per annum.

Turkey ordered 2,362 tonnes of chestnuts in 2019.


The production of chestnuts in Turkey was 290,620 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of 14.27%. The country had an estimated 50,856.00 hectares under chestnuts cultivation.