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The Exports of Fresh Vegetable in Turkey

The fresh vegetable product group is one of the most important export items of Turkey along with having a significant place in the national economy due to the reason it provides employment thanks to its business lines spread through different fields.

Thanks to the potential especially in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, high amounts of fresh vegetables are currently exported.

Russia has a very important export share in this product group and remains the most important market.

One of the most important factors in the export of the fresh vegetable product group is having a good logistics infrastructure. Packaging, storage, transportation services are of great importance in the export of products that may deteriorate quickly, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. All these processes should be issued under suitable conditions depending on the properties of the products. Otherwise, both buyer and seller can have situations that will prevent the process from working properly.

 

In Turkey, while the export volume of fresh vegetables product group was 80.765.599 kg in February 2019, it reached 95.590.582 kg in February 2020. The share of the fresh vegetable export value within the fresh fruits, vegetables, and citrus total export value in 2020 is 34 percent.

 

Based on the period between 2019-2020 February, the top 5 most exported fresh vegetable products are; tomato, pepper, zucchini, cucumber-gherkin, eggplant.

In the table below, you can see the export quantity and value of the products in comparison with 2019.

The top 5 countries to which Turkey exported fresh vegetables the most between 2019-2020 February are; Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Germany, and Belarus.

 

In the table below, you can see in detail the top 20 countries to which Turkey exported fresh vegetables between 2019-2020 February.

The top 5 cities in Turkey which exported fresh vegetables the most between 2019-2020 January are; Antalya, Hatay, Mersin, Izmir, and Mugla.

In the table below, you can see the top 20 cities in Turkey which exported fresh vegetables the most between 2019-2020 January, with the related export figures.

Source: Turkey Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Exporters’ Association– www.yms.org.tr

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