Turkey lemon export quantities

The amount of lemon shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 471,539 metric tonnes. In 2019 Turkey sold 473,007 tonnes of lemon. Across 2019 alone, the market for Turkey lemon (fruits category) has decreased, changing by -24.599 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, lemon's exports grew by 0.11 pc bringing the exporter US$243.64m for the year 2019. Turkey's lemon exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or dried lemons "Citrus limon, Citrus limonum" and limes "Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia" (HS code 080550)
  • Fresh or dried lemons "Citrus limon, Citrus limonum" and limes "Citrus aurantifolia" (HS code 080530)


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Turkey lemon export values

In 2019, Turkey exported lemon costing 243.64m USD, a decrease of -26.09% from 2018's total lemon export of 329.627m USD. The yearly change in value of Turkey lemon between 2017 to 2018 was 12.488%.

The per year change in the quantity of Turkey's lemon exports between 2017 and 2019 was 0.11% in comparison to a variation of -24.599% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's stake of the world's total lemon's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 64 in world exports of lemon.


Export markets for Turkey lemon ( in '000$ )

Turkey's best performing export markets for lemon are Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Romania.


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net importer of lemon. The annual growth of Turkey lemon in value between 2015 to 2019 was 13%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 14%, per annum.

Turkey imported 1,979 tonnes of lemon in 2019.


The production of lemon in Turkey was 1,900,000 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -13.64%. The country had an estimated 80,310.00 hectares under lemon cultivation.