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Turkey’s fresh produce exports have been given a sizeable boost this year by the end to the conflict with Russia.

Turkey’s agricultural output up

Turkey’s organic food exports rose in value by 17% in 2017, according to the head of Aegean Dried Fruit and Products Exporters’ Association (EKMİD), Birol Celep.

Turkey is ranked eighth in the world for citrus production with a 2.7% share.  Citrus production in Turkey is 63% higher than domestic consumption.

Turkey’s 2016 fruit crop is expected to be up 6.4% on last year, to 18.9 million tons, and its vegetables crop up 1.7% to 30.1 million tons, according to forecasts by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Turkey’s 2016 fruit crop is expected to be up 6.4% on last year, to 18.9 million tons, and its v

In 2014, 43% of all the volume of tomatoes exported from Turkey went to Russia (336,000 tons).

Since January 2015, Turkey had exported to Russia food valued at $1 billion, or 4% of all Russia’s food imports, according to Russian Customs statistics.

Turkey is the second biggest producer of apples in Europe behind Poland. Turkey’s diverse geographic regions allow for production of 460 varieties of apples, but only 10 of these are marketed commercially.

Turkey is set for a good year (July 2015-June 2016) for apples and pears as production recovers – up 21% and 37% respectively – after a substantial drop the last year, says a recent USDA GAIN

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