Mahsum Altunkaya, the chairperson of Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products stated that Turkey is one of the world’s most important pasta maker; Turkey exported $558.2 million in the first 9 months. Altunkaya congratulated the producers and exporters who made great efforts in pasta production and export in a written statement made on the occasion of October 25, World Pasta Day. He said:
‘’Turkey’s annual exports of pasta has exceeded $ 600 million. 35 thousand people are directly employed in this sector. Turkish Pasta sector has come to an important point. Gaziantep, as in many sectors, is the production centre of pasta industry. In terms of food exports, the most exported product from the South-eastern Anatolia Region is pasta.
Turkey made pasta $558 million 198 thousand of pasta exports in the 9-month period. $411 million 875 thousand of these exports were made from the South-eastern Anatolia Region. Turkey is at an important point in pasta production and exports.
Turkey exported pasta to 155 countries in 2019. Turkey is one of the world’s leading pasta manufacturers today. Turkey is the second largest pasta exporter in Europe and fourth in the world, considering all pasta types.’’
source: AA / translated by Melisa Karayusufoglu