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FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INDUSTRY TARGETS 5 BILLION DOLLARS…

Aegean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association Chairman Hayrettin Uçak said that Turkey has a 5 billion dollars target in fresh fruit and vegetable exports…

Uçak, said in a statement, ”Our country ranks high on cherry, grape, citrus, pomegranate, strawberry, chestnut, tomato production and export in the world market. We, as exporters and Exporters’ Associations, are working hard to find new markets. As a matter of fact, the obstacles in front of our cherry exports to China have been lifted recently and we are facing an intense demand from China. ”

20 percent have export potential!

Uçak stated, ”About 54 million tons of vegetables and fruits are produced in our country. 4.5 million tons of this production is exported. 2 billion 326 million dollars of foreign exchange in 2018 this year we have brought to our country.”

“20 percent of this production has the potential to be exported. In order to reach this potential and the export target of 5 billion dollars which we put forward as fresh fruit and vegetable sector for 2023, we are working hard and we will continue to work hard” he added…

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