Turkey Is World’s Leading Producer Of Many Food Products!
Turkey! World’s Leading Producer Of Many Food Products!
Turkey ranks first in the world for production of many agricultural products, according to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
The country is first place worldwide for wholesale production of hazelnuts, apricots, figs, cherries, quinces and poppy seed, FAO figures said. Turkey is also second in the world for production of watermelons, yellow melons, strawberries, leeks and honey, and ranks third for production of lentils, apples, cucumbers, green peppers, green beans, chestnuts, pistachios and sheep’s milk.
Turkey was included in the top ten in the world for 55 agricultural products, Şemsi Bayraktar, chairman of the Union of Turkish Agricultural Chambers, told Anatolia news agency, adding that the country plays a significant role in the world’s agricultural trade.
Turkey's hazelnut exports hit nearly 262,000 tons from last September to this July, a regional trade union announced on Aug. 2.
The Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Union reported that Turkey earned $1.54 billion from hazelnut exports during the first 11 months of the season.
With nearly 75.3% of total exports, the EU was the top market for Turkey's hazelnut exports.
The union figures said 42.7% of the country's hazelnut exports were processed products worth some $655 million, while the rest were raw hazelnuts.
Turkey -- the world's largest hazelnut exporter -- earned $1.78 billion with nearly 287,000 tons of hazelnut exports last season, from September 2017 to the end of August 2019.
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