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DAVUT ER: TURKISH OLIVE SECTOR RUNS FOR 1 BILLION DOLLARS IN EXPORTS!

Press release…

The olive sector is running for 1 billion dollars in exports…

The highest export figure in the history of the olive oil sector has passed in 6 months in the 2022-23 season.

Türkiye has started to reap the fruits of the investments it has made in the olive sector in the last 20 years. The Turkish olive sector, which ramped up its olive tree presence from 90 million in 2002 to over 192 million, boosted its exports from 220 million dollars to 537 million dollars with an increase of 144 percent in the first half of the 2022-23 season.

Olive oil exports made the biggest contribution to the record increase in exports of the olive growing sector. The olive oil sector, which reached a record yield of 422 thousand tonnes in the 2022-23 season, converted this yield into foreign currency and exported 92 thousand 143 tonnes of olive oil in the first half of the 2022/23 season, providing the country with a foreign exchange income of 407.6 million dollars.

Türkiye’s olive oil export record of 92 thousand tonnes in the 2012-13 season was surpassed in the first half of the 2022-23 season, while the 292 million dollar olive oil export figure in the 2012-13 season was improved by 40 percent this season.

The 2021-22 season was also successful…

Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association (EZZİB) Chairperson Davut Er informed that Türkiye’s olive oil exports had a successful period in the 2021-22 season as well. Er said, “The 2021/2022 season has been very productive especially for our olive oil exports. When we look at our export figures, compared to the previous season, it rose by 32 percent from 44 thousand tonnes to 58 thousand tonnes and the amount increased by 49 percent from 135 million to 201 million dollars…

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