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“LEMON TAKES THE LEAD IN CITRUS EXPORTS”

According to the information compiled from the data of the Mediterranean Exporters’ Associations (AKIB), lemon exports started on September 3.

In the first 2 months of the new export season, in September and October, the country received 153 million dollars of foreign currency inflow from citrus exports, 53.5 percent of which was lemon.

Picker at work unloading his pail full of lemons into bigger fruitboxes

Lemon export, which was 57 million 639 thousand dollars in the same period last year, increased by 43.5 percent this year to 82 million 738 thousand dollars.

Lemon was followed by tangerine with 48 million 483 thousand dollars, grapefruit with 16 million 850 thousand dollars and oranges with 4 million 847 thousand dollars.

“Lemon exports make a significant contribution to the economy”

National Citrus Council (UNK) Chairperson Kemal Kaçmaz told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the new season citrus exports started on September 3 with mayer-type lemon.

Stating that lemon exports made a significant contribution to the country’s economy in the two-month period and that 140 thousand tons of lemon was exported in September-October, Kaçmaz said, “Lemon has taken the lead in new season exports. Lemon was followed by tangerine and grapefruit. We expect a significant increase in orange exports next month. Our exports will continue to boost in the coming months.”

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