Turkey lettuce export quantities

The volume of lettuce exported by Turkey in 2020 was 1,693 tonnes. In 2019 Turkey exported 5,458 tonnes of lettuce. For 2019 alone, the demand for Turkey lettuce (vegetables category) has escalated, recording a change of 8.66 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, lettuce's exports went up by 22.51% earning Turkey US$2.74m for the year 2019. Turkey's lettuce exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled lettuce (excluding cabbage lettuce) (HS code 070519)
  • Fresh or chilled cabbage lettuce (HS code 070511)


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Turkey lettuce export values

In 2019, Turkey supplied lettuce valued at 2.74m USD, a contraction of -9.45% from 2018's total lettuce export of 3.026m USD. The annual change in value of Turkey lettuce between 2017 to 2018 was 14.926 percent.

The annual/yearly change in the volume of Turkey's lettuce exports between 2017 and 2019 was 22.51 per cent in comparison to a variation of 8.66% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's stake of the world's total lettuce's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Turkey is ranked position 19 in world exports of lettuce.


Export markets for Turkey lettuce ( in '000$ )

Turkey's leading destinations for lettuce are Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Germany and Greece.


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net exporter of lettuce. The annual growth of Turkey lettuce in value between 2015 to 2019 was 167%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 61%, per annum.

Turkey purchased 923 tonnes of lettuce in 2019.


The production of lettuce in Turkey was 999,532 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of 2.51%. The country had an estimated 46,670.00 hectares under lettuce cultivation.