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Turkiye: Record January-July exports in agriculture

The agriculture group realized the highest January-July export in the history of the Republic with $18 billion 790 million.

According to the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Turkiye’s exports increased by 19.1% in the seven months of this year compared to the same period of 2021, reaching $144 billion 416 million.

In the said period, the agricultural group realized the highest January-July export in the history of the Republic with $18 billion 790 million.

While Turkiye’s agricultural exports increased by 20.4% in the seven months of the year compared to the same period of the previous year, it received a share of 13.0% from the total exports.

In the January-July period, cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their products made the highest January-July exports of all time, with $6.3 billion, fruit and vegetable products with $1.3 billion, dried fruits and products with $829.8 million, aquaculture and animal products with $2.4 billion, furniture, paper and forest products with $4.7 billion.

In the seven months of the year, exports of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and products increased by 31.4%, fruit and vegetable products by 20.9%, dried fruits and products by 9.8%, aquaculture and animal products increased by 32.1%, and furniture, paper and forest products increased by 27.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Iraq retained its leading market position

The highest demand for the sectors that broke records in exports in the agriculture group came from Iraq. Thus, Iraq maintained its leading market position in agricultural exports.

Cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their products were exported to Iraq for $1.3 billion, aquaculture and animal products amounting to $455.1 million, furniture, paper and forest products amounting to $553.2 million.

Fruit and vegetable products, $198.4 million, and dried fruits and products to Germany $108.5 million were exported to the USA.

Grains, pulses, oil seeds and products increased by 61.6%, aquaculture and animal products by 63.3%, and furniture, paper and forestry products by 8.4% in exports to Iraq.

While exports of fruit and vegetable products sector to the USA increased by 48%, exports of dried fruits and products to Germany decreased by 5.8%.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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