Turkey’s cut flower exports rise strongly

Antalya, Turkey’s greenhouse cut flower production base, continues to export flowers all over the world. So far this year, 650 million branches of flowers cut and bundled by women from greenhouses were exported to 27 countries in Europe. The sector sends flowers to 27 countries in Europe, especially the Netherlands, Germany, and England, with cargo planes and trucks.

The red carnation is the most popular item, with the beautiful flower making up 90% of the total exports. Rabia Yıldıran, an agricultural engineer of a company that produces and exports flowers, said that 30 women work in the process of cutting the flowers and then packing them to be sold.

“The summer season ended and we have started winter season exports. Christmas is coming. As the producers, we are very happy this year. Our production capacity rose by 30%,” said Harun Yeter, the head of the Ornamental Plants Exporters Society.

“Because production could not reach desired levels in Europe, Turkey has climbed up to the top rank among supplier countries,” he told Demirören News Agency.

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