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Turkish dried fruit sector came together for a sustainable future…

Press release…

Mehmet Ali Işık

The Turkish dried fruit sector came together at the “Dried Fruit Workshop” in Izmir with the intensive participation of more than 120 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade, Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, Research Institutes, Provincial Directorates of Agriculture and Forestry in order to sustainably increase the exports of seedless raisins, dried figs and dried apricots, traditional export products in which the Turkish dried fruit sector is the world leader in production and exports. The dried fruit sector determined its strategies for 2024 export targets.

Mehmet Ali Işık, President of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, said: “As the dried fruit sector, we achieved an export revenue of 1.6 billion dollars in 2023 in return for our exports of 483 thousand tonnes in 2023 and maintained our world leadership in production and exports in 2023.”

“1.14 billion dollars of our total exports in 2023 were obtained from the export of sultanas, dried figs and dried apricots. The share of sultanas in our total exports was 29 percent, dried apricots 25 percent and dried figs 17 percent. While the market share of European countries, our largest export market, in our dried fruit exports was 62 percent, our exports to markets such as Japan, USA, China and Brazil also increased,” he added…

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