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Turkey: $8.2 million income from tea exports

Turkish tea exports in the first four months of the year increased by 26% and reached $8 million 218 thousand 912.

Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB) Vice Chairman of the Board Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan said that Turkey exports tea to 90 countries in the 4-month period of the year.

Stating that 2,464 tons of tea was exported in the January-April period, Gurdogan stated that $8 million 218 thousand 912 were gained from the said exports.

Gurdogan noted that $6 million 516 thousand 306 were earned in return for the export of 1604 tons of tea in the same period of last year, and continued as follows:

“Tea exports increased by 54% in quantity and 26% in value compared to the same period of the previous year. Belgium, Germany and the USA were the top three countries to which we exported the most tea. During this period, $1 million 730 thousand 215 of tea was exported to Belgium, $1 million 278 thousand 835 to Germany and $1 million 37 thousand 820 to the USA.”

Noting that the diversity of countries has increased in parallel with the increase in exports, Gurdogan noted that unlike the same period last year, tea was sold to Cameroon, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Sudan, Lithuania, Estonia, Czechia, Finland and Mayotte during this period.

Expressing that they have high expectations from tea exports, Gurdogan added that producing tea according to the taste of the consumer mass will reflect positively on exports.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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