Exports of Turkish fruits, vegetables & citrus fruits to Georgia decrease
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Exports of fruits, vegetables and citrus fruits from Turkey to Georgia decreased by 18 percent last year compared to the same period of 2018, amounting to 113,784 tons, a source in the Turkish Association of Fruit and Vegetables Exporters told Trend Jan. 21.
Last year, Turkey’s income from exports of fruits, vegetables and citrus fruits to Georgia decreased by 40 percent compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to $23.8 million, the source noted.
Turkey exported citrus fruits worth $8.8 million (27 million tons) to Georgia last year, according to the source.
“The remaining 86.7 million tons of products worth slightly over $15 million accounted for the export of fruits and vegetables to Georgia,” the source said.
Last year, the export of Turkish fruits and vegetables decreased by 11 percent compared to the same period of 2018, amounting to slightly over 4 million tons.
During the mentioned period, Turkey’s income from export of fruits and vegetables decreased by 3 percent compared to export figures in 2018, amounting to $2.2 billion.
Last year, 1.1 million tons of fruits were exported from Turkey, which is 5 percent less compared to the reporting period of 2018. At the same time, over the indicated period, Turkey’s income from fruit exports grew by 2 percent compared to the reporting period of 2018 and amounted to $846 million.
Over the indicated period, the export of vegetables from Turkey decreased by 2 percent compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to 1.2 million tons. Vegetables worth $645 million were exported from Turkey last year.
In the reporting period, Turkey exported 1.6 million tons of citrus fruits, which is 20 percent less compared to the volumes exported in 2018.
Last year, citrus fruits worth $756 million were exported from Turkey.
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