China’s hazelnut production (in-shell basis) is forecast at 28,000 MT in 2018/19 (September-August), down more than 30 percent from the previous year, as a result of cold temperatures in northeast China during the 2017 winter. Local varieties (smaller sizes) account for around 65 percent of total production and hybrid varieties (similar to European varieties) account for the remaining share. Hazelnut acreage is estimated at 190,000 hectares and is expected to increase. The main production areas are located in northeast China and include Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces. Other notable production areas include Shanxi, Shandong, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia provinces.
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