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Turkey last year in 2020 increased agricultural production by 7.6%

Turkey ranks first in the world in the production of various plant products - from hazelnuts to cherries, from figs to apricots, from quince to poppy.

Last year, despite the negative impact of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, Turkey was able to increase plant-based production by 7.6% compared to the previous year.

The agency Anadolu reports this with reference to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey.

For the last decade, Turkey has been in the TOP-10 countries of Europe and the world in harvesting agricultural products.

In 2005-2019, Turkey ranked first in Europe and seventh in the world for this indicator.

The volume of agricultural production in Turkey last year increased by 20% compared to the previous year and reached 333.3 billion lira, a record in the history of the Republic of Turkey.

The production of products of plant origin last year increased in physical terms by 7.6% - up to 126.1 million tons, in monetary terms - by 24.2%, to 245.2 billion lira.

In particular, the production of field products increased by 11.9%, fruits - by 5.8%, vegetables - 0.3%.

In 2020, Turkey produced 6.5 million tonnes of corn and 278 tonnes of beans, a record in the country's history.

Turkey ranks first in the world for the production of hazelnuts, cherries, figs, apricots, quince and poppy, the second for the production of melon, watermelon, cherries, cucumber, carob and chickpeas, the third for the production of tangerines and apples and the fourth for the production of pistachios. , strawberries, chestnuts, walnuts and lentils.

In addition, Turkey ranks 5th in the production of sugar beets, 6th in the production of lemon and grapes, and 7th in the production of cotton.

About 1.1 tons of hazelnuts are produced annually in the world. Turkey accounts for 69% of this volume.

The annual production of quince in the world is 666.6 million tons. At the same time, Turkey accounts for 26% of the world production of these products.

World production of sweet cherries is about 2.6 million tons per year, with Turkey accounting for 26% of this volume.

At the same time, Turkey accounts for 24% of the world production of figs, amounting to 1.3 million tons. According to this indicator, Turkey ranks first in the world.

In addition, Turkey accounts for 21% of the world production of dried apricots. According to this indicator, Turkey also ranks first in the world.

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