Turkey intends to increase the export of tomatoes and tomato products to $1 billion by 2023

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Published Feb 17, 2022

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The volume of exports of tomatoes and tomato products from Turkey in 2021 amounted to $729 million. Exporters plan to bring this figure to one billion by 2023. Turkey produces an average of 14 million tons of tomatoes a year, Anadolu Agency reports with reference to the Union of Exporters of the Aegean Region of Turkey, and is one of the world's leading producers of this type of agricultural product.

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Along with fresh tomatoes, there is a growing demand for derivative products: tomato paste, dried tomatoes, frozen tomatoes, ketchup, tomato sauces and juices. In 2021, the export of tomatoes and tomato products amounted to $729 million, which is 20% more than in the previous year. Exports of fresh tomatoes accounted for 49.7% of total exports. So, in 2020, the export of fresh tomatoes amounted to $313 million, in 2021 this figure increased by 16% to $363 million. Tomato exports also showed significant growth in 2022. In January 2022, exports increased by 23% compared to the same period in 2021 and reached $43.6 million. See also: Ukraine and Turkey have agreed on a free trade zone - what should the Ukrainian fruit and vegetable business be afraid of? Last year, Turkey exported fresh tomatoes to 53 countries around the world. Russia became the main importer - $68 million, followed by Romania - $58 million and Bulgaria - $41 ...
Source: Eastfruit
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