Egeli grape producers and exporters of dried grapes and 85 percent in Turkey, 20 percent of table grapes came from meeting the one revealed in Manisa.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli attended the opening ceremony of the 2020-2021 period of Manisa Commodity Exchange 'Manisa Sultani Seedless Grape from Giresun, where the flood disaster was experienced, via teleconference.
Birol Celep, the Leader of the Aegean Dried Fruit and Products Exporters Union, and Hayrettin Uçak, the Leader of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Products Exporters Union, also took part in the ceremony.
Minister Pakdemirli announced that Turkish Grain Board's (TMO) 2020 raisin purchase price was 9 lira per kilogram for number 12,5. While at least 50 thousand tons of work is expected to be purchased, it is estimated that the 2020-2021 raisin harvest will be 271 thousand tons. Purchases will start from September 7th.
Celep: We are a country that creates and dominates the market
Birol Celep, the leader of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters Union, said that last year, raisins were exported around 2 thousand 50 dollars per ton, and this year the yield was 270 thousand tons due to climate conditions.
“Currently, the sugar content of the grapes our producers cut from the vineyards is significantly below the costs we want. We need to explain this from the grassroots. Although our exports were 4-5 thousand tons less than the previous period, we brought 505 million dollars of foreign currency to our country. We are a country that makes a market and dominates the market. We will market our works by adhering to market conditions in a consistent manner, without too much panic with our colleagues. Our producers have to own their grapes and make them more expensive. This is not a terrible number for us, but an acceptable level. Because if a valuable raisin producer in the USA does not sell his work below the level of 2 thousand 200 dollars per ton, we will make an effort to carry the Turkish Sultani Seedless Raisins for more than 2 dollars. "
Continue to lead the world in raisins: "We will go above 500 million dollars"
Celep said, “We will achieve this effort step by step, in cooperation, by consulting together. We will both contribute to the economy of the country and our producer will strengthen. The stronger producer will also reinforce the economy. In this way, we will maintain our position as a world leader in raisins, the locomotive of the dried fruit work set. For the last two periods, Turkish raisins have passed the half-billion dollar threshold and see historical levels. I can easily say that we will exceed 271 million dollars again when we add 500 thousand tons this year, since we have obviously stock works from last year. " said.
Airplane: Our state has mobilized all its means, our hearts are in Giresun
Wishing God's mercy to those who died in the flood disaster in Giresun and urgent healing to the injured, Hayrettin Uçak, the leader of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Union, continued as follows:
“Our state mobilized all its means to heal the wounds of the disaster. Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Dear Adil Karaismailoğlu and Minister of Power and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez are visiting the people in the flood zone and participating in search and rescue activities with our groups. . Intervention efforts of our teams consisting of AFAD, Gendarmerie, Police, Coastal Security, 112, DSI, Municipality, Fire Department, Highways, UMKE, Turkish Red Crescent, AKUT and IHH continue day and night. I would like to express my gratitude to dear ministers and everyone who contributed. Our hearts and hearts are there. "
Fresh grape exports started quickly: The goal is 180 million dollars
The plane added to Minister Pakdemirli's words that he was connected to the opening ceremony from Giresun via teleconference and gave the musth to the producers.
“Both our manufacturer and our exporter were extremely happy with the announced number. May the new era be good, auspicious and fertile to our producers and growers who shed their sweat. The total grape export, which is 672 million dollars, meets 4 percent of the agricultural exports. In 2019, we sent fresh grapes worth 59 million dollars to 150 countries. In this period, our exports, which we started on August 8, are progressing rapidly. As fresh grape exporters, we set a goal of 2020 million dollars in 180. The world's best quality grape grows in these lands. I hope our producers will be rewarded for their efforts. "
90 percent is exported
50 thousand producers registered in Manisa and its environs produce grapes in 1 million decares of vineyard. Turkey's annual 4 million tons of grapes to meet the 60 to 70 percent of the annual harvest in Manisa in the middle of 2,5-3 million tons of grapes were cultivated and exported 90 percent of it.
Half of the grapes produced in Manisa are for drying, 40 percent as fresh, and 10 percent as for grape and wine. - Hibya