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“WE RANK FIRST IN QUINCE EXPORT!”

Press release…

Harvest enthusiasm in quince, where Türkiye is the world leader in production and export…

Harvest enthusiasm is experienced in quince, which Türkiye is the first in production and export across the world. Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association organized a “Quince Harvest Ceremony” in Selçuk District of İzmir province, one of the country’s most important quince production centres.

Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairperson Hayrettin Uçak, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Board Member Sadık Demircan, Selçuk District Governor Ekrem İnci, Selçuk District Agriculture and Forestry Director Mustafa Acargil, Selçuk Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Deputy Director Dr. Fatih Kılıç, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Board Members along with local producers attended.

“10 percent of 57 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables produced in our country goes to export. We are in the first position in the production of cherries, figs, apricots and quinces in the world. We rank second in sour cherry, cucumber, melon and watermelon production and third in apple, pepper, tangerine and tomato production. There are 15 crops in total of which we are in the top 5 in fruit and vegetable production. Türkiye ranks first in quince production with an annual yield of 200 thousand tonnes,” Uçak said.

In 2021, 17.7 million dollars of quince and 132 million dollars of pomegranate exports…

Explaining that 24 percent of the world’s quince production is realized in Türkiye, Uçak added, “Türkiye ranks 4th in pomegranate production with a production of over 500 thousand tonnes. We rank first in the world in quince exports. Turkish quince export accounts for 43 of the world’s quince exports. Our country realized 17.7 million dollars of quince exports in 2021. Russia, Germany and the Netherlands are in the first three places in our quince export. In 2021, we have a pomegranate export of 132 million dollars. In 2022, we have exported 76 million dollars of pomegranate and 10 million dollars of quince so far. Russia, Iraq and Germany take the top three places in our pomegranate exports.”

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