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     PRODUCTION of TURKEY

Vine grape production in the world is effected between 20-52 latitudes in Northern Hemisphere and 20-42 latitudes for Southern Hemisphere. Weather conditions do not allow the vine production areas spread any further towards north. Sultana raisin harvesting time is August and September in the Northern Hemisphere, March and April in the Southern Hemisphere. The major producers are USA, Chile, South Africa, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Iran and Afghanistan. vine yards are located only at certain locations of these countries.

In the Aegean Region of Turkey,
like Izmir, Manisa, Turgutlu, Salihli, Alasehir, since the 18th century the major grape production is sultanas, which is a variety of seedless type. It has been a part of Sultan’s diet with its original taste and that is where this type inherited its name from.

Turkey has a strong place in grape production, in parallel, has an important place in sultana production in the world. Turkey has 32% share with 255 thousand tons of raisin production in the world, which is 780 thousand tons.

Sultana raisin export is almost the only raisin export of Turkey. There is insignificant  export of other raisins with seeds. Around 75% of sultana production is exported.

Turkey’s Sultana Exports by Years:  
 

Years

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(1000 $)

Value per ton (USD)

Change in Amount (%)

Change in Value (%)

1993

122.851

134.271

1092

-

-

1994

173.246

176.189

1016

41,0

31,2

1995

169.701

189.933

1119

-2,0

7,8

1996

173.060

189.445

1094

2,0

-0,3

1997

180.858

206.229

1140

4,5

8,9

1998

193.142

211.937

1097

6,8

2,8

1999

188.939

202.969

1074

-2,2

-4,2

2000

201.525

196.673

975

6,7

-3,1

2001

225.743

163.051

722

12,0

-17,0

 
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