Türkiye has managed to exceed 100 thousand tonnes in table olive exports for the first time.
As of September 30, 2022, the 2021/22 Turkish table olive export season has been completed. Compared to the previous season, the country’s table olive exports increased by 24 percent from 88 thousand tonnes to 110 thousand tonnes.
The amount of foreign currency obtained from table olives is, soared by 15% from 150 million dollars to 173 million dollars.
Pointing out that the homeland of the olive tree is Anatolian lands, Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association (EZZİB) Chairperson Davut Er said that 190 million olive trees in 41 provinces in Anatolia where olive cultivation is carried out have offered health and taste to humanity for thousands of years.
Olive exports go green!
Stating that Türkiye’s black olive exports increased from 67 thousand tonnes to 80 thousand tonnes in the 2021/22 season, with a rise of 19 percent compared to the previous season, Davut Er said, “The amount of foreign currency we obtained from black olive exports; increased by 10% from 114 million to 125 million dollars.”
“Our increase rates in green olive exports were much more pleasing. While our green olive export was 21 thousand tonnes last season, this season it escalated to 30 thousand tonnes with a rise of 42 percent. The export revenue of green olives also rose by 35 percent from 35 million dollars to 48 million dollars. We are proud to surpass the record of 91 thousand 122 tonnes in the 2018-19 season. I congratulate all our producers and exporters who contributed to this record,” he added…