Expectation of limited increase in TURKSTAT crop production
The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) announced the first crop production forecast for 2023.
Consequently, in the first estimate of 2023, production amounts were estimated to increase by 4.8% in cereals and other herbal products, 1.9% in vegetables and 0.3% in fruits, beverages and spice plants compared to the previous year.
Thus, it has been estimated that the production quantities in 2023 will be 73.6 million tons of cereals and other plant products, 32.2 million tons of vegetables, and 26.9 million tons of fruit, beverages, and spices. .
AN INCREASE OF 3.8 PERCENT IN WHEAT PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED
The amount of production of cereal products is estimated to increase by 2.1 percent in 2023 compared to the previous year and will reach about 39.5 million tons.
Compared to the previous year, wheat production increased 3.8% to 20.5 million tons, barley production increased 1.2% to 8.6 million tons, rye production increased 4 .4% to 285,000 tons, oat production increased by 2%. it will increase by 7 percent and will be 375 thousand tons.
In the legume group, the production of chickpeas, dry beans and red lentils was estimated at 580 thousand tons, 270 thousand tons and 400 thousand tons, respectively. Potato, one of the root crops, was estimated to have increased by 5.8 percent compared to the previous year and produced 5.5 million tons.
Soybean production, which is one of the oilseeds, is forecast to decline by 3.2 percent to 150,000 tons, and sunflower production to approximately 2.6 million tons.
AN INCREASE OF 1.1 PERCENT IN DRIED ONION IS EXPECTED
The production amount of plant products is estimated to increase by 1.9 percent in 2023 compared to the previous year and will reach approximately 32.2 million tons.
It is estimated that there will be a production increase of 13.8 percent in cucumber, 3.8 percent in tomato, 1.1 percent in dry onion, a production decrease of 7.3 percent in watermelon, 9.3 percent in melon and 2.6 percent in chewing gum zucchini.
Fruit production is estimated to increase in 2023 compared to the previous year.
LOW EXPECTATIONS IN FRUIT PRODUCTION
The production quantity of fruit, beverage and spice plants is estimated to increase by 0.3 percent in 2023 compared to the previous year and reach approximately 26.9 million tons.
In the group of fruits, a decrease in production of 1.3 percent is expected in apples and 25 percent in olives compared to the previous year, while an increase of 7.8 percent is expected in peach and nectarine, 18.6 percent in cherry and 1.6 percent in strawberry.
An increase in production of 12.6 percent in mandarins, 17.2 percent in oranges and 13.4 percent in lemons is expected. It is estimated that there will be a decrease of 4.6 percent in the production of hazelnuts and an increase of 0.3 percent in the production of pistachios.
A 7.2 percent decline in banana production is forecast.
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