The Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association exported 138,199,000 USD (127,490,000 Euro) worth of products in January. This means that the association is responsible for more than 50% of Turkey's fresh produce exports. These export figures also marked an increase by 25 % compared to the same period last year.
The association's chairman Nejdat Sin interpreted January's export figures and stated that this was a very good start to 2020. He said that they expect a continued increase in exports and said: "Citrus exports will decrease as of next month. Other fruits and vegetables will take centre stage. Stone fruits such as apricots, peaches and nectarine will replace citrus."
Mandarins were the top export product
Chairman Sin said that mandarins were the top citrus export product in January and continued: "Mersin is the top exporter city and Hatay is second. Following mandarins, lemons and grapefruits were exported the most. We have high expectations for 2020. We had a good start to the year and we hope that it continues this way."