Turkey and Netherlands both show record breaking #agriculture exports for 2021

Last week Turkish media announced that Turkey exported almost $30 billion worth of agricultural goods in 2021. The main export markets are Germany and Iraq. The biggest export category were the Cereals, pulses and oilseeds, followed by forestry and paper products and fruit and vegetables. Hazelnuts alone accounted for $2.26 billion. Agriculture contributed 13% to Turkey's overall exports. 

Agricultural Export

The Netherlands crossed the €100 billion threshold for agricultural exports for the first time in 2021. Flowers and ornamentals were the biggest category, accounting for more than €10 billion. The trade surplus is €42 billion. Although volumes increased, the main driver for the higher value of exports is due to higher prices. For detailed information check:  Landbouwexport in 2021 voor het eerst boven de 100 miljard euro (cbs.nl) and De Nederlandse agrarische sector internationaal 2022 (cbs.nl)

Agricultural trade between the Netherlands and Turkey is around €650 million of both imports and exports, for a total of €1.2 billion.

The main export products from NL to Turkey are:

  • Food preps and ingredients
  • Cacao
  • Beverages
  • Tobacco
  • Animal feed ingredients
  • Ornamentals and plants

The main imports to the Netherlands from Turkey are:

  • Processed fruit and vegetables
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Ornaments
  • Vegetables
  • Sugar products

The Netherlands ranks in 8th place for Turkeys overall exports worldwide.