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According to Anadolu Agency data from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB), 392 tons of Turkish tea were exported from the country to 60 countries in January.
A profit of 643 thousand and 128 million dollars was obtained from the aforementioned exports.
Belgium, Germany and Israel were the countries with the highest tea exports.
Tea Export revenue from Belgium the first month of the year was 809 thousand 688 dollars, Germany: 125 thousand 440 dollars and 102 thousand 293 dollars of tea sold in Israel.
Israel, Sweden, Lebanon, Romania, Uganda, Denmark, Kuwait, Algeria, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Gabon, Mongolia, New Zealand, Liberia, Bahrain, Morocco, Malaysia, Ghana, Spain and Mali, are the countries that did not import Turkish tea in the same period last year.
We believe that our export potential will increase further.
Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan, deputy chairman of the DKİB Executive Council, said that the year 2020 closed with good numbers in Turkish tea exports, and they had hoped that 2021 exports would reach higher numbers.
Gordogan confirmed that Turkish tea exports started the new year with an income of more than 1.6 million dollars.
In this context, he said, “We believe that our export potential will increase further in the coming period with an increase in our exports of tea every year as well. As an increase in the diversity of countries.”
Gordogan pointed out that because tea is preferred by Turkish citizens in European countries, exports are also concentrated in European countries, and he indicated that tea exported to Belgium is stored here logistically and distributed to all European countries.
Commenting on climate change, Gordogan completed his words as follows:
“The persistent drought and the decrease in the amount of rain in our country this year risk negatively affecting the tea crop, as is the case with all agricultural products.
In this context, the precautionary policies against the risks of global warming and climate change should be followed.