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Turkey’s Western Mediterranean Region Exports Exceeded USD 2B in 2022, a 2.8% YoY Increase

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Alper Akkurt
Published Oct 21, 2022
Total exports from the Turkish West Mediterranean region, which comprises Antalya, Isparta, and Burdur, exceeded USD 2B as of October 13, 2022, a 2.8% YoY increase, with agriculture leading total exports. Plant products are the top export category in agriculture, accounting for USD 606.7M, followed by wood and forest products at USD 233.2M, and animal products in third place with USD 27.3M. Fresh fruit and vegetables contribute the most to the plant-based sector, with fresh fruit exports totaling USD 185M and fresh vegetable exports totaling USD 307M. The main product exported from this sector is tomatoes, at USD 138M with a 15% YoY increase in exports, followed by USD 110M for pepper. Exports of eggplant totaled USD 9.2M, zucchini USD 19M, and cucumber USD 21.5M. The top 10 export destination countries of West Mediterranean products are Germany, China, Russia, the Netherlands, the USA, Ukraine, Italy, Romania, Israel, and the United Kingdom.
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