In 2023, Turkey will record a record increase in the area under potatoes

Updated Jun 17, 2023
According to EastFruit analysts, a sharp increase in potato production is expected in 2023 in Turkey, which is among the top 15 world exporters of these tubers. The data is confirmed, in particular, by the statistics of the import of seed potatoes. In the first four months of 2023, Turkey imported 28.5 thousand tons of seed potatoes, which is a new import record for all years. This is also 91% more than the volume of imports for the same period in 2022. Follow the news in a convenient format: Follow us on Twitter The main volumes of seed potatoes, namely 79%, were delivered from the Netherlands. Another 7% of seed tubers were imported from Great Britain, 6% from France, 4% from Germany and 2% from Belgium. The increase in potato production in Turkey is a response to high prices for this product not only in the region, but also within the country. In particular, under the influence of the rapid increase in domestic prices for potatoes, the Turkish government banned its export in ...
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