SITUAZIONE ATTUALE E PROSPETTIVE PER LA NOCCIOLA
World exports amount to about 350 000 tonnes of equivalent unshelled product, 75% of which is supplied by Turkey.
The most important import markets are those comprised within the EEC, which account for about 64% of world imports. The main importer in the world is Germany, with 65 000 tonnes a year.
With regards future prospects, it is important to note that Turkey practically dominates the world market and is capable of exporting the product at highly competitive prices. This has consequently led to a crisis in Italian production, which has been further aggravated by the fact that a large portion of the Italian output has not been suitably adapted to the specific technological requirements of the sweet and candy industry.