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FRUIT JUICE EXPORTS RUN TO 400 MILLION DOLLARS…

Press release…

Apple juice, the leader of fruit juice exports… Turkish fruit juices exported to 150 countries…

Turkey’s fruit juice exports increased by 20 percent from 223 million to 268 million dollars in the January-September period of 2021. As for the biggest share of the Turkish fruit juice sector’s exports, It is apple juice exports with 138.5 million dollars.

According to the data of Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB), Turkey exported 1 billion 470 million dollars of fruit and vegetable products in the 9-month period of 2020, while it became the leader of fruit juice, fruit and vegetable products exports.

Expressing that the fruit juice industry in Turkey has shown a great development and contributes to the transformation of fruits into added value, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairperson Hayrettin Uçak said that fruit juice exports have increased continuously for the last 5 years, from 182 million dollars in 2016 to 323 million dollars at the end of 2020.

Hayrettin Uçak

Pointing out that the increase in fruit juice exports continued in 2021, Uçak said, “The Turkish fruit juice industry is strong enough to reach an export figure of 400 million dollars at the end of 2021 with its performance in the last quarter of 2021. In 2022, we can export 500 million dollars of fruit juice.”

Underlining that Turkey is among the top three countries in the world in apple production with an annual apple production of 4.3 million tonnes, Uçak concluded his words as follows: “Our exporters are making great efforts to transform Turkey’s apple production into added value. In the January – September period of 2021; our apple juice exports soared by 60 percent from 86 million dollars to 139 million dollars. While our cherry, peach and apricot juice exports reached 103 million dollars, orange juice exports were recorded as 4 million dollars. Grape juice, tomato juice, pear juice, lemon juice, cherry juice, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice were other fruit juices exported.”

USA tops fruit juice exports…

While the number of countries to which Turkey exports fruit juice reached 150 in 2021, the United States was at the top with a demand of 90 million dollars. While the Netherlands made a 30 million dollar import for fruit juice from Turkey, Italy took the third place in the list with a 12 million dollar demand for fruit juice.

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