Following a recent drop in exports to the Russian market, Antalya growers are seeing demand recover in one of their main markets 


Fruit and vegetable growers in the southern Turkish province of Antalya are seeing an uptick in demand from Russia, according to a report from the Demirören News Agency.

At the start of the war in Ukraine, exports from Antalya to Russia declined, falling in April by 45 per cent year-on-year to 16,000 tonnes.

When Russia halted imports of fresh fruit and vegetables, growers in the region made do with the lower prices offered by the local market, but reports suggest the wholesale market in Antalya is busy once again with orders for the Russian market.

“Deliveries by ships and trucks have resumed,” said Hasan Ali Yılmaz, head of the Antalya Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Brokers’ Association. “We do not face shipping problems; the local industry has revived again. The war caused some losses, but we hope to recover soon.”