Last year, 5 million 200 thousand tons of potatoes, 2 million 280 thousand tons of onions were produced in Turkey, and 124 thousand tons of potatoes and 220 thousand tons of onions were exported.
Turkey is one of the world’s important potato and onion producing countries. According to the written statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the potato production of Turkey was 4 million 979 thousand 824 tons in 2019, and it rose to 5 million 200 thousand tons in 2020 with an increase of 4.4%.
Onion production, which was 2 million 200 thousand tons in 2019, was 2 million 280 thousand tons with an increase of 3.6% last year.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Trade closely follow the domestic and foreign markets and carry out studies for the export of fresh or processed onion and potato products.
In this context, Turkey, which meets its own needs with the potatoes and onions it produces, also exported 124 thousand tons of potatoes and 220 thousand tons of onions last year.
Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz