Turkey's raisin exports to Asia significantly up this season

The highest increase in Turkey's raisin exports was seen in exports to Far Eastern countries such as China, Japan and South Korea.

According to the Aegean Exporters' Association data, Turkey obtained $318.35 million in revenue in return for selling 201,408 tons of raisins from September 2017 to May 2018, a period in which the country exported high amounts of raisins. Having come to make their products high added value ones in recent years, Turkish raisin exporters sold 193,046 tons of raisins in the same period of this season, bringing $383.15 million into the Turkish economy.

While raisin exports dropped by 4 percent on amount basis, they rose by 20 percent in value compared to the previous season.