Fruit and vegetable exports from Turkey have remained strong, despite overall exports dropping due to Covid-19.
Turkey’s agricultural exports rose 4.5 per cent year-on-year in March, conversely, overall exports declined by 17 per cent.The Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) showed fruit and vegetable exports increased by 26.9 per cent compared with last March to reach a total value of US$162.4m for the month.
The category with the largest export growth was hazelnuts. Hazelnut exports more than doubled year-on-year reaching a value of US$208.8m for March.
Russia was the leading importer of fruits and vegetables, meanwhile, Italy was the largest importer of hazelnuts.