Turkey produced 4.3 million MT of citrus, including orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit in MY 2016/17.
Turkey is the eighth ranked country in the world for citrus production with a 2.7 percent share. Citrus production in Turkey is 63 percent above the amount that is consumed domestically.
Turkish producers have started to search for new varieties from the other leading citrus producing countries in order to improve domestic production and capture new export markets.
Approximately half of the total citrus production is exported, with an export value of $880 million. Top export destinations are Russia and Iraq, followed by Ukraine.
Turkish citrus exporters would prefer more diversified export markets to avoid complications from any political tensions.
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