The volume of flour exports from Turkey in the first half of this year increased in monetary terms by 11.5 percent – up to 493 million dollars, in kind – by 2.5 percent, up to 1 million 413 thousand tons.
The head of the board of the Turkish Federation of Flour Producers (TUSAF) Eren Gunhan Ulusoy told Anadolu agency about this.
The growth in flour exports from Turkey continues despite the impact of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, he said.
Turkey has retained the title of the world’s largest flour exporter for 7 years in a row, Ulusoy noted.
According to the forecasts of the head of the federation, Turkey will export more than 3 million tons of flour worth about $ 1 billion by the end of the year.
“At present, Turkey exports flour to almost all countries of the world. Iraq, Syria and Angola were the main importers of Turkish flour in the first half of the year. Turkey exports flour even to Kazakhstan, which is the world’s second largest exporter of this food product. The export of Turkish flour to Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan) increased by 600-700 percent, in Djibouti – by over 400 percent, to Libya – by more than 150 percent, ”Ulusoy said.
Last year, Turkey exported $ 951 million worth of flour to other countries.
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