Turkish food exports on rise

Turkey's agriculture is increasing, as the country exported food and beverage products worth $10 billion in 2013.

Turkish food exports on rise

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s organic agriculture and livestock is on the rise, according to the vice chairman of Istanbul’s Chamber of Commerce.

Dursun Topcu said on Wednesday that Turkey exported food and beverage products worth more than $10 billion in 2013, and agriculture and livestock worth more than $5 billion the same year. He spoke at a publicity meeting in Istanbul for the Global Food Marketplace, also called SIAL.

The food exhibition SIAL, considered one of the largest in its sector, will be held in October in Paris, France. Nearly 6,000 companies from around the world will attend the exhibition.

Topcu said around 200 Turkish companies participated in the previous exhibition. This number also indicated an increase by 44 percent after 2010, according to a French official.

Turkey was the third biggest participant after the hosting France and Italy, said the vice chairman of Paris Region Economic Development Agency, Jean-Luc Margot-Duclot.

Duclot also said he hopes more than 150,000 people will attend the SIAL exhibition in this year, which is the 50th anniversary of the organization. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Nisan 2014, 16:12