Turkish flour producers hit record export figure in 2023

ISTANBUL: Trkiye’s flour exports last year reached a historic high of 3.66 million tons, the head of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Eurasia said on Thursday.

Trkiye has been the leading country in flour exports worldwide since 2015, said Eren Gunhan Ulusoy in a press release.

The country is also expected to export over 3.5 million tons of flour in 2024, he noted.

Despite the recent shipping problems in the Red Sea, the Turkish flour sector boosted its exports 22% to 344,000 tons, he stressed.

Trkiye’s earnings from flour exports last year totaled $1.5 billion, he added.

He said Trkiye saw drops in grain production in the last three years due to weather conditions.

There was a decrease of up to 60% in this period last year, but this season is better, he said.

Trkiye reached 22 million tons in wheat production in 2023, and the sector expects production of 24-25 million tons this year.

Source: Anadolu Agency