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Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 20 ISSUE 4
Written by Adem AKSOY, Haluk Çağlar KAYMAK, Ümit AVCIOĞLU

Turkey is one of the most important walnut producers in the world. Turkey is 4th in the world’s walnut production in 2018. In this study, urkey and the Balkan countries' which have a significant share in the world production of walnut, production, foreign trade, and ompetitiveness have been studied. The data set for the years 2005-2018 was used in the research. The data of this study was provided from nternational Trade Centre (ITC) database. Revealed Comparative Advantage Index (RCA) and Trade Balance Index (TBI) indices were used in this tudy. Although the walnut production of Turkey was more than the total production of Balkan countries, it was determined that Turkey has not oreign trade competitive advantage. It shows that the most competitive country is Moldavia according to the RCA and TBI scores. These indings demonstrated that Turkey is importer country in with walnut trade. In a conclusion, it can be clearly said that Balkan countries xcept for Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, and Romania are net importers of shelled walnuts in foreign trade.

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