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FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS SURPASS 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN 8 MONTHS…

Press release…

Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports soared by 16 percent in the January-August period of 2023 from 1 billion 764 million dollars to 2 billion 50 million dollars.

Hayrettin Uçak

Hayrettin Uçak, Chairperson of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, stated that they have achieved the highest export figure in history on the basis of 8-month periods as the fresh fruit and vegetable sector and noted that this success was brought by the efforts of Turkish exporters to export value-added products.

Underlining that they successfully left behind the two-thirds of 2023, Uçak said, “In the medium-term programme covering the 2024-26 period announced by our government, our export target for the end of 2026 was determined as 302.2 billion dollars. As the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, we aim to reach an export figure of 5 billion dollars in 2026 by acting together with producers, traders and exporters and fulfilling all the links of the chain more than our part.”

Tomato, the trophy of exports…

Tomato

When the exports of the fresh fruit sector in the 8-month period of 2023 were analysed on the basis of products, tomato was the ace of the cup with an amount of 351 million dollars. In the January – August period of 2022, tomato, which showed an export performance of 262 million dollars, achieved an export growth rate of 34 per cent.

Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association members realised 202 million dollars of the country’s 2 billion 50 million dollars of fresh fruit and vegetable exports. In the exports from the Aegean Region, tomato ranked at the top with an amount of 51 million dollars, while cherry exports totalled 49 million dollars. While tangerine was the owner of the third step in fresh fruit and vegetable exports from the Aegean Region, foreign currency income of 11.4 million dollars was obtained from tangerine exports.

Cherry

Russia, Germany and Romania, most exported countries…

“While Russia was by far the most exported country with a share of 588 million dollars in the 2 billion 50 million dollar exports of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, Germany increased from 170 million dollars to 241 million dollars with an export increase of 42 percent and maintained its top partner position. While Türkiye exported 136 million dollars worth of fresh fruit and vegetables to Romania in the January – August period of 2022, we spiked our fresh fruit and vegetable exports to Romania by 46 percent to 196 million dollars in the same period of 2023,” Uçak added…

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