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AHMET DÜNDAR: DEMAND FOR ORNAMENTAL PLANTS INCREASES IN THE PANDEMIC

During the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, the ornamental plants sector aims to export 100 million dollars by the end of the year, thanks to the increasing demand.

Ahmet Dündar, the Chairman of the Board of Turkish Ornamental Plant Growers Union (SÜSBİR), drew attention to the increasing demand for ornamental plants worldwide and declared that ornamental plants became one of the shining sectors.

Dündar said, “When it comes to ornamental plants, it includes a wide range of large trees, dwarf shrub group plants, cut flowers, bulbous plants, flowering indoor and outdoor plants. The most popular product group during the pandemic process was these flowering plants and garden plants.”

“Decrease of the VAT rate has made a significant gain”

Stating that as SÜSBİR, they have provided an important gain by the decision of the goverment reducing the VAT rate from 18 to 8 percent, Dündar noted, “The fact that low VAT rate actually encourages consumption. We believe that this attraction will ramp up consumption if it continues from now on. When we say ‘the shining sector’ for ornamental plants, it actually happened in this world as well.”

“The demand for ornamental plants has soared after the first shock in various regions of the world. Demand for flowering plants increased significantly. After the first negative effects of the pandemic process, there was a serious rise in foreign markets,” Dündar added…

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