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Turkey exported around 70M flowers ahead of Mother's Day

Turkish producers exported flowers worth around $7M to 35 countries this year, about double from last year

Hatice Ozdemir Tosun   | 05.05.2021
Turkey exported around 70M flowers ahead of Mother's Day Flowers grown at greenhouses are being prepared for upcoming Mother's Day in Antalya, Turkey on May 04, 2021

ANTALYA, Turkey

Turkish producers have exported 70 million flowers to 35 countries ahead of May 9, Mother's Day, coming up this Sunday, according to a leader in the sector.

Flowers prepared for upcoming Mother's Day in Antalya

ANTALYA, TURKEY - MAY 04: Flowers grown at greenhouses are being prepared for upcoming Mother's Day in Antalya, Turkey on May 04, 2021. In Turkey, there is a significant increase in export figures in the horticultural sector compared to previous years despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ( Mustafa Çiftçi - Anadolu Agency )

Ismail Yilmaz, head of the Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that flower exports doubled in 2021 so far compared to the same period last year.

"Despite the pandemic, we sent 70 million flowers to 35 countries, worth over $7 million. This figure is more than double from the last year."

Saying that the Netherlands is Turkey's largest flower market, Yilmaz added that countries such as the UK, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine are also important markets for the Turkish flower sector.

The positive trend in exports has not yet been reflected in the domestic market, he added.

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