320.000 Family in Turkey Earn Their Living From Olive

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Aydın Chamber of Commerce Board announced that there are 320 thousand family olive businesses in Turkey.
Referring to the place of olive and olive oil industry in the world and country economy, Aydın Chamber of Commerce said, “Our country is among the leading countries in the world in olive production with its geographical location, climate and soil characteristics. There are 900 million olives in an area of ​​10 million hectares worldwide. 98% of the tree is located in the Mediterranean basin. The average overall oil production in the world last 5 years was approximately 3.2 million tonnes. It is an upward trend. Although the world oil production fluctuations. important countries in olive production in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Tunisia. Depending on the year, the share of EU countries in the olive oil production combined average is 70%. Australia in recent years, in countries such as Japan and Argentina have started the production of olives. Pioneer exporting countries in the olive oil sector in Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey. World oil exports an increasing trend over the years depending on the increasing demand. World olive oil prices are formed in Spain and Italy exchange markets, which are pioneers in olive oil production. More than half of the world olive oil production and exports belong to these two countries. Negations in natural conditions, periodicity of the product and diseases; Olive oil fluctuates its supply. The fact that world olive oil production is almost limited to Mediterranean countries and on the other hand, the increase in demand for olive oil is reflected in olive oil prices.
Aydın is first in production
In Turkey, most olive production takes place in the province of Aydın, İzmir, Muğla, Balıkesir, Bursa, Manisa,  Gaziantep, Çanakkale and Mersin. Ministry of Commerce Cooperatives Directorate General published by 2017 Olives and olive oil report; In our country, the number of olive trees, which was 100 million in the early 2000s, increased to about 174 million in 2016/17 season, the olive oil production average of the last 5 years was approximately 159 thousand tons, the average of olive production for the table was 420 thousand tons and olive oil for oil production was 1 million 300 thousand. Total olive production in the 2016/17 year amounted to 1 million 730 thousand tons in Turkey was reported to be present at about 320 thousand olive family business.

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