According to Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Turkey (TGDF) Digital Data Panel, prepared by Agrimetre on the basis the data announced by Turkey Statistical Institute (TÜİK), in the first 4 months of 2020, the prominent products were hazelnut kernel, flour and pasta respectively, while these products accounted for approximately 15 percent of total exports. The most imported products were wheat, soybeans and corn respectively. These products accounted for about 20 percent of total imports.
While the foreign trade data in the first 4 months of 2020 are analyzed by sectors, the sectors that export the most are listed as hard shell fruits, sugar and sugar products and fresh fruit sectors. 29 percent of total exports were realized by these three sectors.
The animal feed, vegetable oil and flour sectors were the top importers in the first 4 months of 2020. More than half of the total imports (51.7 percent) were made by these three sectors.
Sectors that increase their exports…
In the first 4 months of 2020, the sector that increased its exports the most in value compared to the same period of last year was the hard shell fruits sector with an increase of 222 million dollars, followed by the vegetable oil sector with 163 million dollars and the fresh fruit sector with 147 million dollars.
In 2020, almost all sectors increased their exports compared to the first 4 months of last year, while exports of processed meat, alcoholic beverages, livestock, dairy and dairy products, tobacco and products, fisheries and aquaculture, egg and flour sectors decreased.
Compared to same period of the previous year, the sectors with the highest increase in imports in the first 4 months of 2020 were ranked as hard shell fruits with 140 million dollars increase, legume sector with 139 million dollars and pasta sector with 118 million dollars. While imports increased in most sectors, remained at the same level in the packaged water sector; Imports declined in the egg production, red meat, vegetables, animal feed and livestock trade sectors.
Compared to same period of the previous year, imports of hard shell fruits sector increased by 133 percent, legume sector imports by 197 percent and pasta sector imports by 115 percent in the first 4 months of 2020.