Eugenio Ulrici, the manager of Agrichile, made a positive projection about the Chilean hazelnut sector’s production at the Annual Meeting of the Producers of European Hazelnut, recently held in Talca’s Spanish Stadium. It was attended by more than 200 producers from the regions of Maule and Biobio.
“We estimate that Chile will produce about 19 thousand tons of hazelnut in 2017, thus, deepening the growth trend of recent years,” said the representative of the subsidiary of the Italian group Ferrero. He later added that last year Chile had produced more than 16 thousand tons of hazelnuts.
“Chile has a privileged position in this industry because its production comes out in the counter season of the major global powers, Turkey and Italy,” he added.