Exports not quite as good as last year
According to Aegean Exporters' Association Turkey shipped a total of 70,647 mt of dried figs worth USD 258 million overseas in 2021/2022. Turkey thereby accounts for 60% of global exports with destinations in 120 countries. Europe bought 51% of the volumes shipped from Turkey. For 2022/2023 Turkey has set the ambitious target to export 75,00 mt of dried figs worth USD 300 million.
Exports are, however, presently lagging behind this season, which officially started on 7 October. Turkey shipped 4,580 mt of dried figs and