Turkey is one of the world's top manufacturers of dried fruit, selling to over 150 nations for over a century. Its unusual geographical location provides lots of sunlight, a dry Mediterranean climate, fertile soil, and just the perfect amount of rainfall, allowing it to grow a wide variety of plants. Dried fruits, including grapes, apricots, figs, and tomatoes, are popular in Turkey, and hazelnuts and pistachios have a long history of harvesting and commerce. Dried fruits and nuts have a special position in Turkish culinary culture and have developed their traditions, taking on folklore elements. Dried fruits and nuts help people get through the long winter nights in the villages. They are served to visitors. When tea and coffee were not easily available, it was traditional to serve plates of dry fruit and nuts to guests. They are an integral aspect of traditional hospitality. In addition to these, some fruits, such as plums, apricots, wild apricots, sour cherries, apples, and even pears in some locations, are dried for stewing in the winter. These can be eaten dry at the same time.
According to the research report, "Turkey Dried Food Market Overview, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to add USD 112.33 Million in Market size by 2028. Reformulating produced foods to make them healthier is becoming increasingly popular. Due to their numerous health advantages, dried berries such as cranberries, cherries, blueberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries, elderberries, huckleberries, red currants, and others dominated the market for dried fruits. However, prunes remained the segment with the fastest growth rate throughout the forecast period. Top market makers are continually looking for new ways to make bread and confectionary items, particularly by employing dried fruits. Dried fruits have a reasonably long shelf life. Bread mixes, biscuits, cookies, and dessert toppings have a lot of promise in the bakery and confectionery industries. This is driving the dried fruit market in bread and confectionery applications. Supermarkets and hypermarkets dominate the Turkey Dried Fruit Market due to the convenience of having all products in one area and a huge assortment at the same time. Carrefour, BIM Supermarkets, A101, Yildiz-Sok Market, and Migros are the major hypermarkets and supermarkets in Turkey. There has been a huge increase in internet usage and the use of e-commerce websites to acquire commodities such as dried fruits in recent years. Carrefour, Walmart, Amazon, and other well-known vertical experts are flocking to the sector.
Dried fruit and nuts are known as kuruyemi in Turkey. Some of the most popular kuruyemi varieties are grown in southern Turkey, including apricots from Malatya and pistachios from Siirt and Gaziantep. Other delectable dried fruits and nuts produced in Turkey include black sea hazelnuts. These products have withstood the test of time and provided tourists to Turkey with a memorable holiday. The Turkish Aegean Sea coast generates a significant portion of the world's fig supply. With a 75% production rate, Turkey is the leading producer of dried figs. Figs are primarily grown in the southwestern Aydn province, particularly in the districts of Germencik, Ncirliova, and Nazilli. Malatya, a city in the Eastern Anatolian region, is well-known across the world for its production of fresh and dried apricots. In Turkey, dried mulberries are regarded as superfruits. When dried, prunes are one of the most versatile fruits to consume. Dried prunes, also known as Erik Kurusu in Turkish, are high in vitamins and minerals and have a long shelf life.
Turkey is one of the most prominent countries exporting dried fruit in the world. Turkey's market share climbed by 21% in 2021, with exports totaling $1.5 billion, a 13% rise over the previous year. Turkey exports dried fruits, including raisins, apricots, and figs. Turkey's principal dried fruit exports are dried figs, apricots, and raisins. These three products account for $1 billion, 39 million in exports worth $1 billion, 574 million. The value of dried figs exported in 2021 was $263 million. The dried fig export growth rate was 11%. Exports of dry apricots climbed by 31% to $348 million. In 2021, raisin exports will reach 427 million dollars. In 2022, the approximate price range for Turkey Apricots is between US$ 1.76 and US$ 1.82 per kilogram.
As per the World Bank, the population of Turkey was 85 million in 2021, of which 41.65 million were male and 43.35 million were female. Of the total population, 20.4 million are under the age of 14, and 56.95 million have an age between 15 and 64 years. The urban population is 65.45 million, and the rural population is 19.55 million. As per the World Bank, the GDP of Turkey was USD 815.27 billion in 2021, the inflation rate was 19.6%, and the per capita income was US$9,586.6. Increasing population resulting in increased consumption is the major factor driving the growth of the dried fruit market in Turkey.
Considered in this report
•Historic year: 2017
•Base year: 2022
•Estimated year: 2023
•Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
•Turkey Dried Fruits market with its value and forecast along with its segments
•Various drivers and challenges
•On-going trends and developments
•Top profiled companies
•Dried Grapes / Raisins
•Dried Berries (Cranberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Blackcurrant, Strawberries, Blackberry)
•Organic Dried Fruits
•Conventional Dried Fruits
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The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analyzing government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the dried fruits industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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