INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS CONFERENCE AND B2B MEETING IN MERSIN / TURKEY








MERSİN-TARSUS ORGANIZED INDUSTRIAL ZONE


MERSİN FREE TRADE ZONE


ÇUKUROVA DEVELOPMET AGENCY


MEDITERRANEAN EXPORTER UNIONS GENERAL SECRETARIAT MERSIN


MERSIN INTERNATIONAL PORT
Agriculture & Food:

AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
Arable Field Yards 406.000
Greenhouse Yards 123.788
Employment in Agricultural Sector 354.487
Number of Firms operating in Food, Agriculture & Beverage Industry 572
Agricultural Products Export (1000 $) 580.603
Food,Beverage & Tobacco Industry Export (1000 $) 110.741

   Mediterranean has the biggest production rate in Turkey and 70% of Mediterranean production is from Çukurova region, which Mersin and Adana shares the production rates approximately equal. Mersin's export figures indicate that the production of pulses, greenhouses, fresh vegetables and fruits-especially citrus fruits-, fruit juice, traditional deserts and food are the leading to agro-food sector of Mersin. The big amount of pulse production of Turkey is transported to Mersin for processing, standardization and then it is shipped to domestic and foreign markets.

  Mersin is the 4th city with 4% of agricultural, 1st with %11 of fruit, 3rd with %7 of vegetable and 2nd with 16% of greenhouse production of Turkey. 52% of the fruit production is composed of citrus fruit production and Mersin produces one-third of Turkey’s citrus fruit production. Tomato takes the first place with the share of 50% in vegetable production.

  Mersin also has the half of the pulses trade volume of Turkey in accordance with production and sometimes the volume increases up to 90%. The rest of the industry supplies pulses from Mersin market, therefore Turkey’s 90% of pulse export is through Mersin and with this fact, the Mersin International Port has become the gateway of Turkey's pulse foreign trading.