Turkish tea has been exported to 105 countries valued at 12 million 182 thousand 162 dollars during the first 9 months of this year. The most tea was sold to Belgium on the basis of countries.
According to the compilation made from the data of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB), 3,109 tons of tea were sold to 105 countries in January-September 2020. 12 million 182 thousand 162 dollars of foreign currency input was provided from exports.
Most tea sold to Belgium…
Considering that 10 million 771 thousand 525 dollars were obtained in exchange for 3 thousand 88 tons of tea in the same period of the previous year, tea exports increased by 0.7 percent in terms of amount and 13 percent in terms of value compared to the same period of the previous year.
Belgium took the first place with 3 million 991 thousand 715 dollars in Turkey’s tea exports. 936 tons of tea were exported to this country. Belgium was followed by Germany with 1 million 659 thousand 629 dollars and the USA with 864 thousand 594 dollars.
Sales were also made to Panama, Tanzania, Mali, Bahamas, Cape Verde, Estonia, Sudan, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Serbia, Gabon and Mauritius, where tea was not exported in the same period last year.
55 percent of the exports to European countries…
Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of DKİB, said that 55 percent of tea exports are made to European countries. Expressing that Turkish tea exports are increasing gradually, Gürdoğan said, “Tea, which is one of the most important agricultural products of our country and the product that provides net foreign exchange inflow, has developed rapidly in recent years and has become a product that is consumed with pleasure in 105 countries.”
Gürdoğan stated that the market diversity has increased in tea export and the product is consumed in Europe, Middle East, America and Far East.
“In order to increase the brand value of Turkish tea, it is necessary to focus on product diversity and herbal mix products that come to the fore during the pandemic process,” Gürdoğan noted.
Gürdoğan also added that new products with a very high export chance can be developed, from tea plants to cosmetics, disinfectants and supplementary food products.