Turkey's pine nut exports increased by 68 percent in the last 5 years

Pine Nut
Published Jun 28, 2022

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Pine nut, which has been losing yield for 10 years due to the insect problem and climate change, has been drawing a positive graph recently. Pine nut exports, which decreased to 25 million dollars in 2017, increased by 68 percent in the last 5 years. Mehmet Ali Işık, President of Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters' Association, said that pine nut exports increased by 68% in the last 5 years and reached 42 million dollars in 2021.

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“In 2021, we exported pine nuts to 34 countries, especially Italy, with 29 million dollars. In our exports, Germany took the second place with an increase of 72 percent with 9 million dollars, and the United Arab Emirates took the third place with an increase of 458 percent with 2 million dollars. We mainly export to EU countries. Recently, Middle Eastern countries are among our emerging markets. In the January-May period of 2022, we exported 6 million 662 thousand dollars of pine nuts. On the basis of quantity, we export 113 tons. This year, we aim to export 50 million dollars in pine nuts.” Underlining that Turkey is an important pine nut producer in the world, Işık explained that 16 villages in the Kozak Plateau in Bergama provide their livelihood from here. “Menderes, Aydın-Koçarlı-Mazon, Çine Topçam, Bozdoğan-Altıntaş, Muğla-Katrancı Village, Manisa-Gördes are also our important production center regions. We have experienced significant yield loss due to the long-standing ...
Source: Gidatarim
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