The joy of Russia in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector…
The fresh fruit and vegetable sector surpassed the restrictions on exports to the Russian Federation, where it realized 1 billion 14 million dollars of its exports of 3 billion 83 million dollars in 2021.
While the Russian Federation lifted the restriction on imports of oranges, pomegranates, grapes, grapefruit and peppers from Turkey, the existing company-based bans on tangerines and lemons came to an end. The quota for tomato exports, which was 300 thousand tons, was increased to 350 thousand tons.
Stating that Turkey reached an export figure of 1 billion 833 million dollars in 2021 for 7 products in which the bans were exceeded and the quota was increased, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairperson Hayrettin Uçak said that the share of the Russian Federation in this export was 646 million dollars and that the lifting of the bans will affect both the exporters and the sector in the sector.
Uçak said, “The removal of these bans is very important for the Turkish fresh fruit sector. We aim to increase our exports to the Russian Federation to over 1.2 billion dollars in 2022. Demand will come from Russia. Russia is a market we care about. As the Russian market is important for us, Turkiye is very important in Russia. Russia and Turkey need each other.”
“We hope that the Ukraine-Russia war will end as soon as possible. Our country carries out very effective diplomacy to end this war. We hope to get results as soon as possible,” he added.