Tropical fruit exports of Turkey increased by 38% in the last 3 years

While Turkey exported $6 million 461 thousand of tropical fruit to 57 countries and regions last year, tropical fruit exports increased by approximately 38% in the last 3 years.

According to the statement made by the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (EIB), Turkey exported $6 million 461 thousand of tropical fruit to 57 countries and regions last year.

Speaking in the statement, EIB President Hayrettin Ucak stated that the way of branding in agriculture and food is to produce value-added products and to produce what the world demands.

Ucak said, “Turkey has now become an exporting country to 57 different countries and regions from its tropical fruit importing country. Our tropical fruit exports in Turkey in general reached $4 million 690 thousand in 2018, $5 million 110 thousand in 2019, and $6 million 461 thousand in 2020. We are gradually expanding our value-added chain by increasing the variety of tropical fruits grown and exported in our country.”

Hayrettin Ucak stated the following:

“We started this road with kiwi and avocado and expanded our product range in tropical fruit by adding products such as dragon fruit, passion fruit, carambola, papaya, mangost, guava pear, mango, pineapple, coconut, blueberry and kumquat. With its climate, soil, biodiversity and geographical location, Turkey is in a position to reach more markets with new alternative products as well as traditional products by adhering to planned, programmed and good agricultural practices, and to carry its exports to higher levels.”

The plane stated that it believes that Turkey’s agricultural products exports will increase to $30 billion with the activation of specialized organized industrial zones based on agriculture.

Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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