Olive and olive oil exports increased by 21 percent in June compared to the same period of last year and reached 19 million 60 thousand dollars.
According to data from Turkey’s Aegean Exporters’ Associations, exports of table olives in June with an increase of 44 percent compared to the same month last year rose to 9 million 893 thousand dollars from 6 million 871 thousand dollars.
In this period, olive oil exports increased by 1 percent to 8 million 477 thousand dollars, and pomace oil exports increased by 40 percent to 689 thousand dollars. Thus, exports of olives and olive oil, which was 15 million 775 thousand dollars in June 2019, increased by 21 percent in June this year to 19 million 60 thousand dollars.
In the January-June period, exports decreased by 10 percent compared to the same period of last year to 140 million 878 thousand dollars.
Exports to Japan increased by 162 percent…
In June, Germany ranked first in table olive exports with 2 million 946 thousand dollars, followed by Iraq with 2 million 71 thousand dollars and Romania with 1 million 163 thousand dollars.
The USA ranked first in olive oil exports with 2 million 711 thousand dollars. Spain, which soared the exports by 138 percent compared to June last year, increased to 1 million 78 thousand dollars. Export to Japan, the shining market of agricultural exports, increased by a record 162 percent in June, reaching 1 million 24 thousand dollars.
Delayed exports realized in June…
Davut Er, head of the Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association, said that the importance of food was once again found out in the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Mentioning that there is no problem in the supply of olives and olive oil in the country during the epidemic, Er stated that the increase in exports in June was also pleasing.
Pointing out that the figures are a sign of recovery, Er added, “In the pandemic process, there may be an increase due to the delayed and accumulated exports due to logistic conditions. However exports to Japan will continue to rise. We are working to achieve similar increases in other Far Eastern countries as well.”