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TURKISH AGRICULTURAL SECTOR POSTS 7.5 RISE IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2021…

Agricultural output in Turkey posts 7.5% rise in 1st quarter of 2021, says senior official…

Turkey’s agriculture sector registered a 7.5% year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2021 for the tenth quarter in a row, the country’s agriculture and forestry minister said Monday.

If our agricultural growth rate continues in a similar trend, it will beat the 2020 figure, Bekir Pakdemirli said in a statement.

Stressing that the last year’s growth was the highest over the last three years, he said the agricultural sector developed for 15 years between 2003 and 2020, marking a 2.99% annual average growth of agriculture in Turkey over the same period.

Turkey’s agriculture output posted a 4.8% growth year-on-year in 2020.

The country’s agricultural product exports reached $20.7 billion in 2020 with a $5.5 billion surplus, Pakdemirli said.

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