In the first estimation of 2020, production volumes of cereals and other crops, vegetables and fruits, beverage and spices crops will increase by 7.3%, 0.8% and 5.3% respectively when compared with the previous year.
Volumes of cereals and other crops, vegetables and fruits in 2020 were predicted approximately as follows; 68.5 million tonnes for cereals and other crops, 31.3 million tonnes for vegetables, and 23.5 million tonnes for fruits, beverage and spice crops.
It was estimated that in 2020, vegetables production will increase with a rate of 0.8% when compared with the previous year and approximately become 31.3 million tonnes.
When examining production of subgroups of vegetables, root and tuberous vegetables production is expected to increase by 4.3%, production of vegetables cultivated for their fruits is expected to increase by 0.3%, while in other vegetables not elsewhere classified are expected to decrease with the rate of 0.1% .
The production of some important crops in vegetables; increments are expected in tomatoes production by 1.9%, in dry onion by 6.8%, in cucumber by 1.2% while decrements are expected as 6.4% in watermelon, 2.2% in melon, 4.4% in green beans.
It was estimated that fruits, beverage and spices crops production will be 23.5 million tonnes in 2020 increasing by 5.3% when compared with the previous year.
When examining productions of some important fruits, it was estimated that there will be increments in apple production by 7.2%, in peaches production by 4.8%, in cherries production by 10.2%, in strawberries production by 2.2%, in loquats production by 0.1% when compared with the previous year.
In the citrus group, an increase is expected in mandarin production by 10.7%. From nuts, pistachios production is expected to increase by 217.6%. Fig production will not change and remain as 310 thousand tones and bananas production will increase by 5.4%.