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PASTA CONSUMPTION RISES DURING THE PANDEMIC PROCESS…

Turkey Pasta Industrialists’ Association (TMSD) shared the information that domestic sales increased by 25 percent this year. Consumers prefer pasta particularly because of its being healthy, easy storing and cooking features.

Turkey Pasta Industrialists’ Association Chairman Abdülkadir Külahçıoğlu, in a written statement, said that pasta is a healthy and economical product that can be accessed by every segment of the world, Külahçıoğlu said, “There are many pasta dishes in the world in the traditional sense. Research has revealed that pasta is by far the most popular food in the world.”

Noting that in the pandemic process pasta consumption soared across Turkey, Külahçıoğlu explained, “Internal sales data obtained from our members reveal that pasta consumption in our country has increased by 25 percent this year and that consumers chose pasta as easy to store, healthy, easy to cook, sustainable and favourite food in this difficult period.”

“According to the international research conducted by the DOXA research organization on World Pasta Day with more than 5 thousand people in countries that make up more than a third of the global pasta consumption, one in 4 consumers consumed more pasta during the stay at home and global consumption expanded by 24 percent. This is parallel to the increase in consumption of our country,” Külahçıoğlu added.

“Turkey achieves 17.5 percent of the global pasta trade which was 7 million 267 thousand tonnes in 2019. Besides Turkey, in the 8 months of this year, exported 940 thousand 502 tons of pasta,” Külahçıoğlu concluded…

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