Turkey exports ice cream to a total of 68 countries and four free zones, earning nearly $204 million in the past 5.5 years.
According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the United Nations, nearly 88.4 thousand tons of ice cream were exported in that period, with Iraq, Kosovo, Albania, Northern Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan top importers.
Turkey is the world’s 15th top ice cream and iced food product exporter.
Considering that one scoop of ice cream corresponds to 50 grams, exports of ice cream in the past 5.5 years adds up to more than 1.7 billion scoops.
Some $36.3 million were earned from ice cream exports in 2012, $38.3 million in 2013, $35.3 million in 2014, $36.4 million in 2015, $34.8 million in 2016 and $22.4 million in the first half of 2017.
The export value of ice cream sold abroad is calculated at approximately $2.3 per kilogram.