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“TROPICAL FRUIT EXPORTS REACH 20 MILLION DOLLARS”

In the first half of 2022, tropical fruit exports were $7.9 million, said Hayrettin Uçak, the head of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association (EYMSİB). He added that the country’s exports leaped 225 percent between 2018 and 2021.

“In 2020, Türkiye exported tropical fruits to around 60 countries, but last year the number of those countries rose to 83,” he said.

Uçak predicts that revenues from tropical fruit export may reach $20 million in 2022.

The range of produce local growers sell abroad also expanded to include papaya, mango, pineapple, dragon fruit, coconut, passion fruit and bilberry, he added.

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