World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish fruit exports rose 16 percent from 2012 to 2013, reaching $708.5 million, according to the Turkey Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (TYMSIB).
Grape exports experienced a 15 percent rise in profit, reaching $187 million, making it the highest exported fruit in Turkey.
Turkish cherries’ export amount and value dropped 3 percent last year, but took the second place in the export sector. Cherries constituted 22 percent of the fruit export sector with $155 million.
Russia constituted 33 percent of the fruit export sector in terms of value and amount last year, making it the highest fresh fruit exporting country.
Although the amount of exports to Russia dropped two percent, the value of the exports rose 14 percent and reached $235 million.
Countries receiving most Turkish fruits exports following Russia were Germany with $127 million, Bulgaria with $43 million, Iraq with $40 million and Ukraine with $31 million.Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ocak 2014, 12:23