Turkey exports tea to 93 countries in first 6 months
TRABZON - Anadolu Agency
Turkey earned revenues of over $4.5 million after exporting tea to 93 countries in the first half of 2018, according to Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB) data.
The data shows the top three buyers of Turkish tea are Germany, Turkish Cyprus and the U.S.
Germany took first place with $608,071 followed by Turkish Cyprus ($541,890) and the U.S. ($491,535).
DKİB chairman Saffet Kalyoncu told state-run Anadolu Agency Turkey’s tea is mainly exported to European countries.
Kalyoncu said recently that there had been a “substantial” increase in tea exports to Saudi Arabia after Arab tourists visiting the Eastern Black Sea region became familiar with Turkish tea.
“In the upcoming period, tea exports will continue to increase,” he added.