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HAYRETTİN UÇAK: APPLE AND APPLE JUICE EXPORTS RUN TO 400 MILLION DOLLARS

Press release…

Apple exports increased by 65 percent, apple juice exports also rose by 60 percent…

Apple and apple juice exports run to 400 million dollars…

Apple harvest has started in a wide geography in Turkey, which is among the top three countries in the world with an annual apple production of 4.3 million tonnes. Apple and apple juice also stand out as an important export product.

While Turkey’s apple exports surged by 65 percent ​​from 78 million dollars to 129 million dollars in the January-September period of 2021, apple juice exports jumped from 86 million dollars to 139 million dollars with an increase of 60 percent.

India is experiencing abundance in apple exports…

Indians demanded Turkish apples the most. Apple exports to India jumped by 161 percent from 16 million to 41.7 dollars million.

With this performance, India surpassed the Russian Federation in the ranking of the countries to which we export the most apples. While Russia ranks second with 32 million dollars of apple exports, Turkey exported 13 million dollars of apples to Iraq as well. The number of countries to which we export apples was recorded as 72.

Stating that apple is a fruit suitable for the taste and income levels of almost all people in Turkey and around the world, therefore, the trade area is wide, Aegean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters’ Association Chairperson Hayrettin Uçak noted that they aim to exceed 200 million dollars in Turkey’s apple exports in 2021.

Hayrettin Uçak

Sharing the knowledge that the demand for apples is increasing due to the rising trend of healthy eating in developed countries and the increasing population and income in developing countries, Hayrettin Uçak said, “Unlike other agricultural crops, apples can be grown in every region in Turkey. It has a high adaptability to different climatic and ecological conditions. In the coming years, it is possible that apple production will increase even more and the export figures will increase 2-3 times. Our apple and apple juice exports will reach the level of 400 million dollars by the end of 2021 and we can obtain 1 billion dollars foreign currency from apple and apple juice exports in the near future.”

52 percent of fruit juice exports are apple juice exports…

While Turkey’s fruit juice exports soared by 23 percent in the 9-month period of 2021, reaching 223 million to 268 million dollars, apple juice exports received a 52 percent share from fruit juice exports with 139 million dollars.

While the United States of America was the leader in apple juice exports with a demand of 54.5 million dollars, the second country that imported the most apple juice from Turkey was the Netherlands with 15.3 million dollars. England made its name on the third step of the peak with a demand of 6.3 million dollars.

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