Turkiye: Citrus Semi-annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   TU2024-0021
It is expected that Türkiye will produce approximately 6.5 million metric tons (MMT) of citrus in MY 2023/24, 39 percent more than the previous season. However, yield increases have brought concurrent marketing and consumption issues. Due to the low profitability many farmers face, citrus fruits are being removed from many orchards. According to local contacts, new export markets and export subsidies are crucial for citrus producers and exporters to maintain their business. Turkish exporters believe that South Africa and Argentina have become competitors for the same marketing year due to climate change. For the first 4 months of MY 2023/24, Türkiye exported 25 percent more citrus when compared with the previous season, mostly to Russia ($148 million) and Iraq ($90 million).

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