The Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association's Chairman Nejdat Sin announced that the association's fresh fruits and vegetables exports in the first eight months of the year totaled 512 million USD (465,5 million Euro).
In a written statement, chairman Sin shared figures on the country's fresh produce exports. According to the statement, in August alone, the country exported 110 million USD (100 million Euro) worth of fresh fruits and vegetables. Sin also stated that fresh fruits ranked first in export value at 70% of exports, while fresh vegetables ranked second with a share of 28%.
Chairman Sin emphasized that grapes were the top export product in August, which was followed by figs, tomatoes and peaches. He pointed out that Turkey exported 29 million USD (26,3 million Euro) worth of grapes during that month.
Sin noted that Russia was the largest export market in August and that this country was followed by Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Ukraine.
Sin also shared some figures on the exports from the Mediterranean Region: "In the first eight months of the year, member companies exported 512 million USD (465,5 million Euro) worth of fresh fruits and vegetables. Citrus exports have a share of 80% in this with an export value of 204 million USD (185,4 million Euro)."