Turkey

During the 2014 fiscal year, United States exported nearly $2.1 billion in food and agricultural products to Turkey, making it the 12th-largest U.S. market. Turkey consistently ranks as the second-largest market for U.S. cotton, and other major U.S. exports to Turkey include soybeans, soybean meal, and tree nuts.

In an attempt to further improve trade prospects, U.S. and Turkish negotiators recently initiated trade talks, even while Turkey’s accession to the European Union has reportedly stalled.

Data & Analysis

August 26, 2016
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MinFAL) announced a draft Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Rice which allows for up to a five percent threshold for unintentional blending, up from...
August 23, 2016
The MY 2016 Turkish cotton crop now estimated at 425,000 hectares and 700,000 MT (3.2 million bales); up about 20 percent compared to last crop year.
August 19, 2016
Lifestyle changes due to high levels of urbanization and the increase in income levels have been affecting the consumption patterns of Turkish consumers towards processed and ready-to-eat products.
August 18, 2016
Total cherry production in Turkey in Marketing Year (MY) 2016/17 (January-December) is forecast at 475,000 MT, down 15 percent from the MY2015/16 estimate.