According to the data of Aegean Exporters Association, Turkey exported raisins to more than 70 countries in the period between September 2019, when the last season started, and August 2020. $510 million of foreign currency inflow was obtained from raisin exports that were mainly made by Aegean exporters.
More than 25 percent of the raisin exports were to England
Raisin exports were mostly made to England, the traditional market. $154 million worth raisins were exported to this country last season. England was followed by Germany with $60 million exports and the Netherlands with $49 million exports.
Last season, the most striking raisin export increase was in Russia, the largest export market for fresh fruit and vegetables. Raisin exports to this country increased by 15 percent to $5 million 171 thousand.
271 thousand tons of raisins are expected to be produced this year; the first week of exports has passed in the new season. Foreign currency flow is aimed to exceed half a billion dollars again, by the end of this season.
Dried apricot exports to China increased by 66 percent
Turkey is a leader in the production and export of dried apricot; Turkey exported dried apricot to more than 80 countries in the last season.
During the period between August 2019, when the last season began, and July 2020, dried apricot exports increased by 1 percent compared to the previous season, from $250 million 802 thousand to $253 million 392 thousand.
Turkey exported dried apricot the most to Germany with $24 million export, to France with $22.5 million and to England with $13.5 million. The most striking increase in dried apricot exports was in the Chinese market; dried apricot exports to this country increased by 66 percent compared to the previous season and from $2 million 992 thousand to $4 million 981 thousand.
Dried apricot exports made between August and September 5 increased by 23 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached $26 million 743 thousand.
source: AA / translated by Bazaar Team