The Current Situation of Citrus in the World and Turkish Markets
Turkey is among the leading countries in the world in citrus production as far as its geographical position and its ecological properties are concerned. In 2008 data indicate a global world citrus production of 122.087.751 tonnes, 22.019.156 tonnes of which is produced by China, with Brasil second with a production of 20.774.752 tonnes, the USA third with 11.692.770 tonnes, Turkey ninth with 3.026.940 tonnes. About 47.2% of this production is represented by oranges, 25% mandarins, 22% lemons, 5.5% grapefruit. Citrus constitutes 23.6% of total fruit production and 35.4% of total exports of Turkey. Citrus is produced mainly in Mediterranean and Aegean regions and partially in East Black Sea region in Turkey. The study has evaluated the current situation of citrus in the World and Turkish markets, common varieties associated.
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