Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairperson Nejdat Sin said that Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports increased by 23 percent in February compared to the same month last year and amounted to 250 million dollars. Sin said, “As the leader and coordinator for carrying out secretarial services, our Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association realised 107 million dollar export in February which constitutes 43 percent of sectoral performance.”
Nejdat Sin, in his written statement, noted that Turkey has a high quality and large variety in fresh fruits and vegetables with a safe and rich assortment.
Stating that Turkey’s rise in the global market continued in 2021, Sin explained, “By providing 23 percent increase in February compared to the same period last year, we exported 250 million dollars as Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association.”
Pointing out that they sold 402,390 tonnes of products abroad in February, Sin concluded,
“In February, we added value to 402 thousand 390 tonnes of products in export markets. In this month, tomatoes, mandarin, lemon, pomegranate, pepper and apple accounted for 74 percent of our exports. Mandarin ranked first with a rise of 14 percent and 39.4 million dollars, followed by lemon with an increase of 7 percent and 31.5 million dollars. Iraq, where we achieved an increase of 63 percent, ranked second with a value of 24.9 million dollars and Romania, where we achieved an increase of 10 percent, ranked third with 20.5 million dollars.”