The Union of Exporters of the Mediterranean Region of Turkey states that the total volume of export operations in this industry last year increased by 21% compared to 2019, namely to $2,730,157,000.
In particular, the exports of fruits amounted to $179,827,000, vegetables – $699,492,000, citrus – $933,150,000, tea – $17 451 000. In the exports of fresh fruit, the most demanded categories are mandarins, tomatoes, lemons, cherries, sweet cherries, and grapes, making up 51%.
East-fruit.com has stated that, according to Nejdat Sin, the chairman of the Union of Exporters of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables of the Mediterranean Region, Turkey ranks 7th globally in terms of agricultural production.
Five product categories have driven the growth of fresh fruit and vegetable exports from Turkey: