The agricultural sector continues to break records in exports. Demand for Turkey’s agricultural products continues to increase in an environment where geopolitical risks, concerns about supply dominate, and problems regarding access to food on a global scale continue.
Economic policies that prioritize production and exports also contribute to Turkey’s agricultural exports.
According to the information compiled from the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Turkey’s agricultural sector achieved the highest first half exports of all time with 16 billion 627 million dollars.
Agricultural exports, which increased by 1.4 percent in the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period of 2022, took a 15.4 percent share from Turkey’s total export sales.
3 out of 10 industries broke records
3 out of 10 sectors operating in agriculture broke export records in the first half. In the said period, the cereals, pulses, oil seeds and products, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive oil sectors made the highest January-June exports of all time.
During this period, exports of cereals, pulses, oil seeds and their products reached 5 billion 510 million dollars, fresh fruits and vegetables 1 billion 697 million dollars, olives and olive oil 559 million 881 thousand dollars.
In January-June 2023, compared to the same period of the previous year, exports of cereals, pulses, oil seeds and products increased by 2.1 percent, fresh fruits and vegetables by 16.6%, and olives and olive oil increased by 190.7 percent.
Exports of olive and olive oil sector to Spain exceeded 200 million dollars
In terms of countries, in the first half, cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their products went to Iraq for 966 million 207 thousand dollars, fresh fruit and vegetable sector to Russia 498 million 393 thousand dollars, olive and olive oil sector to Spain 203 million 967 thousand dollars. exported.
While the export of grains, pulses, oil seeds and their products to Iraq decreased by 95 million 933 thousand dollars, the fresh fruit and vegetable sector increased 43 million 877 thousand dollars to Russia, and the olive and olive oil sector increased their exports to Spain 196 million 320 thousand dollars. recorded.
Mersin’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports exceeded 400 million dollars
On the basis of provinces, 1 billion 728 million dollars of cereals, pulses, oil seeds and their products were exported from Istanbul, 420 million 715 thousand dollars of fresh fruits and vegetables were exported from Mersin, and 250 million 678 thousand dollars of olives and olive oil were exported from İzmir.