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Overview 

Turkey has a robust agriculture and food industry that employs almost 20 percent of the country’s working population and accounts for 6.1 percent of the country’s GDP in 2016. The sector’s financial contribution to the overall GDP increased 40 percent from 2002 to 2016, reaching USD 52.3 billion in 2016. The strengths of the industry include the size of the market in relation to the country’s young population, a dynamic private sector economy, substantial tourism income and a favorable climate.
Turkey is the world’s 7th largest agricultural producer overall and is the world leader in the production of dried figs, hazelnuts, sultanas/raisins, and dried apricots. The country is also one of the leading honey producers in the world. Turkey boasted production of 18.5 million tons of milk in 2016, making it the leading milk and dairy producer in its region. The country also saw production totals of 35.3 million tons of cereal crops, 30.3 million tons of vegetables, 18.9 million tons of fruit, 1.9 million tons of poultry, and 1.2 million tons of red meat. According to Eurostat data processed by FEPEX. Turkey is the EU's fourth largest non-EU vegetable supplier and the seventh largest fruit supplier, and the European Commission has already started the formal process for the modernization of the Customs Union Agreement.

Additional information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For more specific and detailed overviews of food availability and market conditions, please consult the following sources:

WFP Vulnerability and Analysis Mapping (VAM): http://vam.wfp.org/CountryPage_overview.aspx?iso3=TUR 

For more information on food supplier contact details, please see the following links:

http://www.turkishbusinessplatform.com/en/companies-home/food
http://www.sanaltedarikcim.com/
https://www.tarim.gov.tr/Sayfalar/EN/AnaSayfa.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Turkey#Agricultural_sector

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Turkey#Agricultural_sector 

Retail Sector

Food retail covers 62% of all Turkish retail sales, totalling roughly $140 billion yearly, and it is growing at a steady rate of 8% year-on-year. Mass urbanisation and a shakeup in the ways Turks live their lives is shaking up Turkey’s grocery sector. As Turkey’s shifts towards more Western-retail models, huge players now dominate the market.

Types of Retailers Available

Type of Retailer

Rank (1-5)

Supermarket concentrates mainly in supplying a range of food, beverage, cleaning and sanitation products; have significant purchasing power; are often part of national/regional/global chains.

1 – Migros
2. BIM A.S
3. Sok
4. A101
5. CarrefourSA

Convenience Store/Mini Market – medium sized shop; offers a more limited range of products than supermarkets; usually has good/stable purchasing power; may be part of chain or cooperative.

1 – Migros
2. BIM A.S
3. Sok
4. A101
5. CarrefourSA

Permanent shop with strong supply capacity individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; good storage and reliable supply options.

1. Migros

2. BIM A.S

3. Sok

4. A101

5. CarrefourSA

Permanent shop with limited supply capacity individually/family owned store; offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; limited storage and unstable supply options.

1 – Migros
2. BIM A.S
3. Sok
4. A101
5. CarrefourSA

Mobile Shop/Market Stand individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; may be found at outdoor markets, camps or unstable environments.

 Green markets and market stand are available in every city and village in Turkey

Wholesale - Arbel Group

Arbel Group - processing activities include cleaning, peeling, sifting, splitting, electronic colour sorting and calibration for red and green lentils, chickpeas, beans, bulgur, pasta, and semolina. Arbel Group facilities are located on a 100,000 square metre compound and operate with a combined daily capacity of 4,000 metric tons, featuring 50,000 metric tons of steel grain silos and 70,000 metric tons of horizontal storage capacity. A full-line of commercial packaged pulses, rice, bulgur and beans are available for the domestic Turkish market and for export. Bulgur and pasta production facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment processing high quality Anatolian durum wheat, with a monthly production capacity of 8,000 metric tons for bulgur, 10,000 metric tons for pasta and 13,000 metric tons for semolina, which is also used in pasta production. The Arbella Pasta brand, with over 20 long and short cut varieties, is exported to 25 countries in Africa, Europe, North America, and the Far East including Japan.


Supplier Overview

Company Name

Arbel

Address

Yeni Mahalle, Cumhuriyet Bulvan N:73/4, 3 3281 Kazanli/Mersin

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 

Arbel A.Ş. produces with high quality lentils, chickpeas, bulgur wheat, beans, peas, rice and pasta for our customers around the world (major market including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa)

Arbel Group facilities are located on a 100,000 square metre compound and operate with a combined daily capacity of 4,000 metric tons, featuring 50,000 metric tons of steel grain silos and 70,000 metric tons of horizontal storage capacity. A full-line of commercial packaged pulses, rice, bulgur and beans are available for the domestic Turkish market and for export. Bulgur and pasta production facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment processing high quality Anatolian durum wheat, with a monthly production capacity of 8,000 metric tons for bulgur, 10,000 metric tons for pasta and 13,000 metric tons for semolina, which is also used in pasta production

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 

Yes - Supplier provides commodities directly to the consumer and end user

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes

Approximate Turnover in MT 

http://www.arbel.com.tr/profil-eng.aspx 

Payment Methods Accepted

Bank Transfer

Other Comments or Key Information

For over a half century, Arbel Group has been a leading processor and exporter of grains, pulses, and other food products for domestic and international markets. For more info visit the website: http://www.agtfoods.com/

 

Other Locations

Region(s)

Service Location(s)

 Mersin

Tel: +90 324 241 11 11

All over the Turkey including Africa, Europe, North America, and the Far East including Japan

Wholesale - OBA (Pasta)

OBA Makarnacılık San. ve Tic. A.Ş. Founded in Gaziantep in 1966 is an  industry-leading company with its technological investments and quality production attaching importance to human health. OBA Makarnacılık San. ve Tic. A.Ş. acquired by ÖZGÜÇLÜ FAMILY in 2005.
The brand of Oba is in the shelves of 86 countries including mainly Turkey, Africa, Middle East, Far East market and Britain, Germany, China, South Korea, India
 

Supplier Overview

Company Name

OBA

Address

4.Org.San.Böl. 83422 Nolu Cad. No:1 - Gaziantep

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 

OBA - makes production in facilities with an open area of 110.000 m2 and a closed area of 65.000 m2in Gaziantep 4th Organized Industrial Area with the latest Italian technology under world standards.

Following the investments with the amount of 50,000,000 Euro in 2010 and 2012, it became the largest company in the industry by being the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in the world in terms of 1.500 tons wheat crushing per day and 1.000 tons/day pasta production.

 

 

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 

Yes - Supplier provides commodities directly to the consumer and end user

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes

YDoes the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes

Approximate Turnover in MT 

http://www.obamakarna.com.tr/About-Us-53.html 

Payment Methods Accepted

Bank Transfer

Other Comments or Key Information

 OBA is the leading company for pastas in Turkey

 

Other Locations

Region(s)

Service Location(s)

 

Gaziantep

Tel: +90 342 323 46 00

 



Exports its products to 86 countries, Africa, Middle East, Far East market, Britain, Germany, China, South Korea and India

Wholesale - Besler 

Beşler Makarna (Beşsan Makarna Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş.) was founded on 5 July 2004 as an investment of Beşler Grup in macaroni sector, which is also operational in oil, starch/glucose and feed sectors as well as the biggest flour plant of Turkey. 

Beşler Makarna plants founded in Gaziantep Başpınar 1st Organized Industry Zone consist of a closed area 18.500 m2 on 37.960 m2 area.

Supplier Overview

Company Name

Besler

Address

1.Organize San. Bölgesi 83101 Cad.No:37 - Gaziantep

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity? 

With a daily production capacity of 380 tones, it is one of the biggest macaroni producers in Turkey.

Beşler Makarna, which is among the biggest 1000 export firms of Turkey.
Annual wheat crushing capacity – 155.00 Ton

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity? 

Yes - Supplier provides commodities directly to the consumer and end user

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Wheat storage capacity – 21.000 Ton

Approximate Turnover in MT 

155.000 Ton

Payment Methods Accepted

Bank Transfer

Other Comments or Key Information

Besler is one of the leading companies for pastas in Turkey
http://www.beslermakarna.com 

 

Other Locations

Region(s)

Service Location(s)

 

 

Gaziantep

 

 Tel: +90 342 337 17 77

The company exports its products to over 100 countries in Europe, Far East, Middle East, America and Africa.

Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**
(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

Comments

00 - Live animals (other than fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc.)

Sheep and goats, swine, poultry

For many years, Turkey banned all meat, beef, poultry and slaughter and feeder cattle imports.  However, since 2010, Turkey has occasionally and temporarily opened the market for meat, feeder and slaughter cattle.

01 - Meat and meat preparations

Beef

Even though Turkey has huge number of cattle’s, the country imports large amount of meat such as Beef, from Europe.

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

Milk, Yogurt, Butter, Cheese, Eggs

Manufactured locally

03 - Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs…

Fish

Locally and Imported from the other parts of the World

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

Rice, flour of maize,

Turkey has the third-highest average rice yield in the world (behind Australia and Egypt), which reflects sustained investment in research and extension over the past 33 years. Rice production in Turkey has risen sharply since the mid-1990s and rice is now the fifth most widely grown cereal, behind wheat, barley and maize.

05 - Vegetables and fruit

 

Vegetables, fruit and nuts, jams/jellies, fruit juices 


Most of the fruits and vegetables are grown locally, there are tropical fruits which are imported from Tropical countries (Banana, Mango, Ananas etc)

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

Sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar

Sugar, honey and fruit nuts are produced locally in a large number.

07 - Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

Coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate,

The total amount paid for coffee imports between 2011 and 2015 has exceeded $1 billion, according to an article compiled from Turkish Statistical Institute's (TÜİK) data, also large number of international chocolate companies are imported from other countries.

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

i.e. ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts

Locally produced

41 - Animal oils and fats

i.e. lard, fats and oils

Locally produced

42/43 - Fixed vegetable fats and oils, crude, refined or fractionated

soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil…

Locally produced

**For non-FOOD products please see section 3.5.2 Additional Suppliers, and for FUEL/PETROLEUM products please see section 3.1 Fuel.


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