Turkey expects smaller citrus crop
Turkey poised to benefit from China’s stonefruit woes
Turkey looks to Far East to expand export markets for stone fruit
Turkey’s peach and nectarine crop is forecast to grow 5% to 870,000 tons in the 2020/21 campaign, according to Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkSTAT). Exports are increasing due to the large production volumes and the strong demand from the Russian and EU markets. Turkey continues to be among the top ten exporters in the world for peaches and nectarines. Farmers in major growing areas are generally satisfied with the yields and quality of their crop thanks to favourable weather conditions during the blooming and harvest period.
Turkey: gateway to Africa
The most prestigious companies of the Turkish food and beverage industry will meet buyers from 54 African countries at the CNR Expo Istanbul Expo Centre between December 2-5, 2020. The companies operating in numerous industries, particularly the food and beverage industry, will come together with hundreds of buyer delegations and thousands of professional buyers from the organisations in the public and private sectors in Africa at Export Gateway to Africa, organised by CNR Holdings.
First Turkish cherries land in South Korea
Turkey set to conquer Asia
Turkey is set to become a key player in Asian fruit and vegetable markets. The country is currently in advanced negotiations to secure access for its wide range of fresh produce to key markets such as China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, among others. Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan announced the acceleration in the country’s plan to diversify its fresh fruit and vegetable exports. Turkey currently is authorised to ship cherries to China and South Korea. Pekcan said that she soon expects China to authorise shipments of Turkish citrus, apples, grapes and pomegranate.
Turkey’s agri-food exports rise 4.5% in March
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Turkey’s exports of agricultural products were up in March compared with the previous year. The main driver is the global increase in food demand. According to data published by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM), while Turkey’s overall exports declined 17.8% y-o-y to $13.42 billion in March, agricultural exports climbed 4.5% growth to US $2.38 billion, reports dailysabah.com.
Blocks on exports of Turkey’s lemons amid COVID-19
The Turkish government has subjected lemons to export control due to the booming domestic demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The restriction will continue until the end of August. In Turkey, lemons are mainly used for the production of cologne, which is used as an alcohol-based disinfectant in many aspects of life. They are also being consumed to boost immunity, thanks to their high content of Vitamin C. The booming demand has led to a sharp spike in lemon prices since the start of the outbreak.
Alanar enjoys great success exporting cherries to China
Alanar is one of the most quality-focussed growers, packager & exporters of premium cherries from Turkey. Last season, the firm exported about 4,700 tons of cherries and 2,000 tons of figs, making Tekfen Agri the number-one exporter of fresh figs from Turkey. “Our project is to export 7,500 tons of fresh cherries in 2021, with our new state-of-the-art packing facility which will be one of the largest in Europe,” said Yigit Gokyigit, marketing manager. Alanar is growing and now exports cherries, figs, apricots, plums, pomegranates and chestnuts.