Türkiye's flour exports increase 15% in first half of year

04 July 20242 min reading

Turkey's flour exports in the first half of the year increased by 15% compared to the same period last year, reaching 1.8 million tons and generating $680 million in export revenue.

Turkish flour industry, which exports to 164 countries and contributes over $1 billion to the country's treasury, has been the world's champion in flour exports for 9 years. Achieving a record-breaking flour export of 3.663 million tons in 2023, the sector successfully completed the first half of 2024.

 Commenting on the matter, Dr. Eren Günhan Ulusoy, President of the International Association of Flour Millers and Grain Traders (IAOM) Eurasia, stated, “We renewed the record with 3.663 million tons of exports in 2023. It was a good year for exports in 2023. We have made a good start to 2024 as well. Our rise in exports in the first months also reflected in the first half of the year. Compared to the same period last year, we increased our exports by 15% in terms of quantity. We achieved $680 million in revenue from 1.8 million tons of flour exports, making significant progress towards our world championship again amidst a period of decline in exports for many sectors. We aim to close the year with 4 million tons of flour exports, generating approximately $1.5 billion in revenue.”

The sector exported most to Iraq, Djibouti, and Syria. Considering export markets, exports to Sudan increased by 355%, to Djibouti by 323%, to Egypt by 291%, and to Indonesia by 105% compared to the same period last year. Dr. Eren Günhan Ulusoy also added that Türkiye broke the record for wheat production in the last 7 years by producing 22 million tons of wheat last year and expects to achieve 21 million tons of wheat production this season.

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