Nejdat Sin, Chair Coordinator of the Mediterranean Exporters’ Associations (AKİB) and Chairperson of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, stated that Turkey exported 367.9 million dollars of fresh fruit and vegetables in November and they achieved remarkable increases in the Libyan and Indian markets.
Emphasizing that the most important agenda of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector is market diversity, Sin said, “When we consider that 64 percent of our fresh fruit and vegetable export market consists of the first 5 countries, we find the performance we achieved in Libya and India in November very meaningful.”
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Noting that the main markets for Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports are the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Middle East, Sin also reminded that they have begun to see the positive results of the efforts to reach new markets in North Africa and South Asia.
Sin added that in the list of countries to which they exported the most in November, Russia ranked first with a value of 137.6 million dollars, followed by Ukraine with a value of 39.5 million dollars and Iraq with a value of 31 million dollars.
“Despite the deterioration in the supply chain and the increase in production and logistics costs, we continue to make great efforts to make the best use of the hard work and effort of Turkish producers in the global markets,” Sin concluded…