The star-sharing sectors of food exports, the fresh fruit, vegetable and fruit and vegetable products sectors, came together with buyers from all over the world at the world's largest food fair, ANUGA.
Stating that the fruit and vegetable products industry participated in the ANUGA Fair held in Cologne, Germany, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association President Hayrettin Airplane, the 2021 billion dollars export target set by the fruit and vegetable products sector for the end of 2, with the export agreements it made at the ANUGA Fair. He said he was one step closer.
Sharing the information that Turkey's exports of fruit and vegetable products increased from 2021 billion 23 million dollars to 1 billion 198 million dollars in the January-September period of 1 with an increase of 470 percent, Uçar said, “The Aegean Region received a share of 584 million dollars from the export of fruit and vegetable products and continued its leadership. Many of our fruit and vegetable products exporter companies in the Aegean Region took their place in the ANUGA Fair and returned home with new export connections. Despite the decrease in the number of exhibitors compared to previous years due to the pandemic, the visitor quality made our exporter companies happy.
Touching on the fact that the epidemic increased the demand for fruit and vegetable products, President Aircraft continued as follows: “Turkey has maintained its position as a producer during the pandemic period. In the January-September period of 2021, fruit juices made the biggest contribution to Turkey's 1 billion 470 million dollars export of fruit and vegetable products, with an amount of 267 million dollars. While pickle exports amounted to 218 million dollars, the carbonated drinks sector achieved an export of 194 million dollars. We are striving to reach our export target of 2021 billion dollars for 2. The reorganization of physical fairs will make it easier for us to reach our goal.”
Germany took the first place in the export of fruit and vegetable products with an export of 200 million dollars, while the United States took the second place with a demand of 185 million dollars. As for Iraq; We succeeded in exporting 145 million dollars of fruit and vegetable products.
Cengiz Balık, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association at the ANUGA Fair, members of the Board of Directors; Martin Erdemir Sanford, Mehmet Ata Özdemir, Mehmet Kırıcı and Türkmen Türkmenoğlu were represented. While the EYMSİB Board of Directors visited the EYMSİB member companies, which are among the participants of the ANUGA Fair, at their stands, “Harvest and Beyond” Magazine, which promotes Turkey's fresh fruit, vegetable and fruit and vegetable products sectors, was distributed to the participants and visitors.