Exports of olive oil from Turkey in the period from November last year to July this year increased by 6 percent to $ 96 million compared to the same period in the previous season. This was announced by the head of the Union of Exporters of Olives and Olive Oil in the Aegean Region of Turkey (EZZİB) Davut Er.
The sector is carrying out intensive marketing efforts to meet the $ 1.5 billion export target, he said.
The United States is the leading olive oil importer from Turkey, and Australia, Japan, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and China are among the important target countries, Er said.
The export season for olives starts in September and for olive oil in November.
From September 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, olive exports from Turkey increased by 1.6 percent to $ 125 million.
From November 1 to July 31, 2021, olive oil exports rose 6 percent to $ 96 million.
The United States became the leading olive oil importer in the reporting period, with $ 33 billion.
Germany topped the list of importers of Turkish olives with $ 36 million in purchases.
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