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“ABOUT 130 MILLION DOLLARS OF DRIED FRUIT EXPORTS MADE FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA IN THE FIRST HALF”

Press release…

Türkiye’s dried fruit and products sector achieved 724 million 669 thousand dollars of exports in the first half of the year.

According to the information compiled from the Southeastern Anatolian Exporters’ Associations (GAİB), the dried fruit and products sector sent 227 thousand 631 tonnes of products to 142 countries and free zones in the first 6 months of the year.

In the first half of the year, the sector realized foreign sales of 724 million 669 thousand dollars in return for this amount.

The sector generated the highest income from seedless raisins with 203 million 531 thousand dollars, dried apricots with 192 million 441 thousand dollars and dried figs with 114 million 139 thousand dollars.

The highest exports of the sector were made by Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) with 417 million 562 thousand dollars and by GAIB member companies with 129 million 53 thousand dollars.

MOST OF THE PRODUCTS GO TO EUROPE…

Manufacturers delivered the most products to Europe with 290 million 524 thousand dollars. Europe became the favourite market of the sector with its 40.1 percent share in exports. The sector earned the most country-based income from Germany with 100 million 461 thousand dollars. Germany was followed by the UK with 70 million 556 thousand dollars and the USA with 60 million 842 thousand dollars.

GAIB Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association Chairperson Mehmet Çıkmaz said that the sector is of great importance for the country’s economy.

Stating that Türkiye’s dried fruits and products are of high quality and flavoured, Çıkmaz said, “The exports of our industry in the first half of the year exceeded 700 million dollars. Our leading products in our exports are seedless raisins and dried apricots. Our industry has a great contribution to the economy. We will continue our efforts to increase our exports in the second half of the year compared to last year. Our products are in demand in the world due to their good quality and aroma.”

“While meeting this demand, we want to have a say in the markets by boosting high value-added products. In the second half of 2023, of course, our priority is international fairs and promotional activities. While we continue our search for new markets in different continents of the world with our members, we plan to ramp up our share in our existing markets,” Çıkmaz added…

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