Turkey made 9 million 131 thousand 405 dollars worth tea export in the first 7 months of 2020; there is 43 percent increase compared to last years’ same period.
According to data from East Black Sea Exporters Union (DKIB), Turkey exported 2 thousand 325 tons of tea to 102 countries between January and July and obtained 9 million 131 thousand 405 dollars of income; 1909 tons of tea were exported in the same period of 2019 and the income obtained from that was 6 million 397 thousand 822 dollars. In this comparison, we see that there is 22 percent increase in quantity and 43 percent increase in value.
Tea export to Belgium is increased by 96 percent
The countries that Turkey exported tea the most are Belgium, Germany and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC).
720 tons of tea export made to Belgium in the first 7 months is valued at 3 million 27 thousand 722 dollars; 423 tons of tea export made to Belgium in the same period of 2019 was valued at 1 million 542 thousand 918 dollars. In this comparison, we see that there is 70 percent increase in quantity and 96 percent increase in value.
Tea export to Germany in the first 7 months is valued at 1 million 192 thousand 982 dollars and to KKTC is valued at 682 thousand 470 dollars.
‘’Turkish tea export has increased greatly.’’
Saban Turgut, the board chairman of DKIB and the president of Tea Sector Committee stated that the increase in tea export still continues in the 7th month of the year. Turgut emphasized that even though the demand is decreased in foreign market during the pandemic period Turkish tea export is increased greatly he said:
‘’ Turkish tea is more and more demanded especially by the certain consumer groups in European countries. Advertising activities made by CAYKUR in abroad are especially contributed to the brand perception of Turkish tea; besides, Turkish tea comes forth since it is more natural than other countries’ teas.’’
‘’ We hope that the increase in tea export will continue.’’
Turgut mentioned that the tea consumption is increased during the pandemic and he said: ‘’The lockdowns in many countries also caused an increase in tea consumption. This situation contributed greatly to tea export.’’
Turgut stated that they hope the increase in tea export will continue and said:
‘’ It is an important success that we exported to more than 100 countries. Along with CAYKUR, other private sectors producing tea also should invest in brand and quality, tea production and presentation should be more important for tea producing businesses in order to maintain and improve this success. Investing in innovations and developing new kinds of products via blending black and green tea, the rich endemic plants of East Black Sea zone and various fruits will also create a new sector that will bring an important income. ‘’
source: AA / translated by Bazaar Team