İsmail Yılmaz, Chairman of the Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters’ Association, said that after the feverish work in November and December, 3 million wreaths were sent to all over the world, mainly in the Netherlands, England, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Romania and Bulgaria. Yılmaz also reported that these sales generated approximately 10 million dollars in revenue.
Yılmaz stated that in the same period, besides the New Year’s wreaths, approximately 7 million dollars of carnations were exported.
Indicating that the export figures decreased in 2022 compared to the previous year, Yılmaz said, “The exports, which were approximately 150 million dollars in 2021, remained at 145 million dollars in 2022. Since we had a heavy snow in January in Isparta region last year caused serious damage to the greenhouses where cut flower production was made, so the desired amount of product could not be shipped from the city.”
Increasing diversity in exports…
İsmail Yılmaz announced that among ornamental plants, carnations are the most sold abroad and continued as follows:
“There is an export based on carnations, but we have started to offer different products to the market in the last few years. The type we call ‘Hüsnüyusuf’ has been a product whose export has grown rapidly in recent years. Apart from this, we have started to try many varieties. There are green plants used in flower arrangements. The industry has slowly started to shift in this direction out of the carnation. In a few years, our number of varieties will soar even more.”