Sweet Potato Market in Turkey
In value terms, sweet potato production skyrocketed to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a noticeable expansion from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, production increased by +% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Sweet potato production peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of sweet potato in Turkey totaled kg per ha in , remaining stable against 2019 figures. In general, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. ha of sweet potato were harvested in Turkey; remaining stable against the previous year. Overall, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern.
The size of the sweet potato market in Turkey surged to $ in , picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption posted significant growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level in and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.