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Making statements regarding Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports in April, Ferhat Gürüz, the Leader of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, noted that the Turkish fresh fruit and vegetable department evaluated 334 thousand 86 tons of products in export markets in April.

President Gürüz said, “While our section exports throughout Turkey reached 210 million 429 thousand dollars in April, our regional exports increased by 22 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 85.8 million dollars. I would like to express my gratitude to our members all over Turkey, especially in Mersin, Hatay, Adana and Karaman, which realize 41 percent of the country’s exports.” he said.


Leader Gürüz, who made fresh fruit and vegetable exports more expensive in April compared to artifact clusters, noted that tomatoes, lemons, peppers and apples are in the top ranks, and that these 4 artifacts account for 63 percent of branch exports.

President Gürüz said, “In the middle of the products we exported the most in April, tomato ranked first with an increase of 43 percent and a value of 60 million dollars, lemon second with an increase of 5 percent and a value of 25.6 million dollars , pepper with a decrease of 8 percent and a value of 25 million dollars. took place. In the same period, we achieved the highest increases in export volume in pomegranate, tea, mandarin and watermelon. We achieved increases of up to 345 in these works,” he said.


Stating that they have achieved significant increases in European and Middle Eastern countries in search of alternative markets to compensate for the decline in exports in the Commonwealth of Independent States due to the disruption of the supply chain and financial risks due to the war in the middle of Russia and Ukraine, Leader Gürüz said:

“The country to which we exported the most in April was Russia with a cost of 46.3 million dollars. Russia, which has a 22 percent share in our branch exports, was followed by Romania with a value of 27.2 million dollars and Germany with a value of 18.1 million dollars. In the period in question, we achieved the most remarkable increases in export volume in Israel, Poland and the Netherlands. We exported 9 million dollars to Israel with an increase of 572 percent, 9.8 million dollars to Poland with an increase of 183 percent, and 7.4 million dollars to the Netherlands with an increase of 138 percent. Other valuable countries in which we achieved an increase in export volume in April were India, Sweden, Croatia and the United Kingdom.”

President Ferhat Gürüz added that Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports in the January-April period of 2022 reached the level of 972.7 million dollars.

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