In 2016, fruit, vegetable products Sector has a preferred position in agriculture as almost no import of raw material during production, main course being export, and high level of employment
Turkey Fruit Vegetable Products Sector has a preferred position in agriculture as almost no import of raw material during production, main course being export, and high level of employment.
Considering Turkey Fruit Vegetable Products export, 6% increase in amount has actualized in 2016 when compared to the previous year and our export has increased to 1 million 452 thousand tons. Our export has increased by 1% to 1 billion 322 million dollars in value. In the first 5 months of 2017 fruit vegetables products export has increased by 7% to 541 million dollars in value.
Canned fruit vegetables have largest share of export based on product groups. Canned fruit vegetables, fruit juice and tomato paste have significant shares of export. These product groups have 70% of total fruit vegetables products export.
When we consider export according to the countries, in 2016 fruit vegetables products export has actualized to 179 countries. In 2016 as well as in 2015 highest amount of export has been to Germany followed by Iraq, USA and Holland. Export to first 10 countries adds to 60% of total.
4o % of export of 1 billion 322 million dollars of fruit vegetables in 2016 have been realized in Agean Exporters Association records most of which are dried vegetables, pickle, canned vegetables, and fruit juice. Germany, USA and United Kingdom are the most exported countries.
USA has a significant position in fruit vegetables products sector. In 2016 150 million dollars of fruit vegetable products export has been to USA. Fruit juice, dried tomato, pickles and frozen vegetable and fruit are the leading products. During the first 5 months of 2017 a total of 63 million has been actualized.