Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association (AYMSİB) Chairman Nejdat Sin said that Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports in spite of coronavirus continue to grow.
Stating that this year in January-September period, 835 million 539 thousand dollars from fresh fruit exports, 469 million 166 thousand dollars from fresh vegetables, 373 million 863 thousand dollars from citrus and 12 million 182 thousand dollars from tea obtained, Sin said, “All groups contribute greatly to the economy.”
Pointing out that developments in exports made the representatives of the sector happy, Sin noted, “The number of countries exported during this period is 133. Our goal is to increase the number of countries we export to. We have never been confined to a single market. We are always in search of alternative markets. We will not be content with 133 countries. We are determined to reach more countries.”
“There is no country that we can not send our products across the world”
Indicating that Turkey’s fruit and vegetable production areas have been expanding in recent years, Sin added:
“In Turkey, fresh fruits and vegetables have come to a very good situation. We are in a position to compete with each country growing almost all products. But we demand our exporters should be more supported. No country exists that we can not send products in the world.”