"The deficit in the country was close rival Turkey"
$ 107 million exports from the flower industry to 83 countries
Turkey, a new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) but has exported about 107 million flowers to 83 countries, the sector's 2021 year's export target was set at 125 million dollars.
The flowers, which are produced on an area of approximately 55 thousand decares throughout the country, are sold both to the domestic market and abroad throughout the year, especially on special occasions such as New Year's Eve, lovers, women's and mother's day.
According to the data of the Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Union, which includes the export of cut flowers, indoor, outdoor plants, bulbs and wreaths, 505 million branches of flowers were sold abroad last year, most of which were carnations.
- "We reached last year's number"
İsmail Yılmaz, Chairman of the Board of Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters' Association, told the AA correspondent that they started 2020 badly due to the epidemic, but they made pleasing shipments in June.
Expressing that the intensity of exports continued in July and August, Yılmaz stated that they faced an export figure far from the pessimistic picture at the end of the year.
Stating that the industry ended the year happily despite the epidemic, Yılmaz said, "Actually, our goal was higher, but the number we reached in the face of the global problem that affected the world like an epidemic is extremely pleasing." said.
Stressing that the companies producing cut flowers in the export leg ended the year at a better point, Yılmaz noted that the companies engaged in production for the domestic market had a harder time.
- "Close open in competitor countries Turkey"
Yılmaz stated that the increase in overseas sales in June is due to the loss of production in rival countries and said:
"Countries like Spain and Italy could not plant during the epidemic period. They lived the epidemic more severely and fought harder. We were able to plant by taking the necessary precautions with the instructions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Apart from that, not many flowers came to Europe due to the decrease in the number of planes in some countries. It was very high fees. the gaps in competitor countries slammed Turkey. played these two factors important role in the increase of delivery. 83 countries 107 million dollars was made flower deliveries. It was the largest market Netherlands. these countries also great Britain, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria were followed. past We did not suffer a significant loss in exports compared to the year. In this process, we gave a good test as a country. The fact that our exports remained at last year's figures shows that the measures taken were extremely successful. "
- Industry is hopeful for 2021
Explaining that they are hopeful for this year, Yılmaz said, "We believe that we will achieve the target of 125 million dollars we set last year in 2021." said.
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