US Agricultural Exports to Turkey
Turkey, a long standing political and military partner of the United States and a key NATO ally, is becoming an increasingly important business destination for American companies. Turkey is the 10th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports. The US agricultural exports to Turkey include cotton, soybeans, soy meal, wheats, tree nuts, feed ingredients, dry beans and pulses, and there is a growing demand for U.S. livestock and genetics to develop Turkey’s domestic livestock industry.
The United States is a net exporter of agricultural products to Turkey, shipping $2.5 billion in 2011. Most major exports to Turkey, including cotton, soybeans, wheat, live animals and tree nuts, undergo further processing before reaching consumers. U.S. exports of agricultural products to Turkey totaled $2.1 billion in 2013, the 11th largest U.S. Ag export market. Leading categories include: cotton ($797 million), tree nuts ($282 million), soybean meal ($215 million), and soybeans ($156 million), according to the USTR.
Turkey boasts one of the world’s fast growing economies with a young population and an increasing demand for US agricultural products. The Turkish agricultural sector offers many business opportunities and if you would like to start exporting American agricultural goods to Turkey, please contact us for more information.