Turkey onions export quantities

The volume of onions sold by Turkey in 2020 was 3,535,104 metric tonnes. In 2019 Turkey shipped 3,654,448 tonnes of onions. In 2019 alone, the market for Turkey onions (vegetables category) has escalated, recording a change of 125.407 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, onions' exports decreased by -8.2 percent bringing the exporter US$852.90m for the year 2019. Turkey's onions exports are classified as:

  • Onions provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (HS code 071110)
  • Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200120)
  • Fresh or chilled onions and shallots (HS code 070310)
  • Dried onions, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071220)


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Turkey onions export values

In 2019, Turkey shipped onions costing 852.90m USD, an improvement of 210.19% from 2018's total onions export of 274.96m USD. The yearly change in value of Turkey onions between 2017 to 2018 was -58.176%.

The annual change in the quantity of Turkey's onions exports between 2017 and 2019 was -8.2 percent when compared to a variation of 125.407% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's share of the world's total onions' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Turkey holds number 35 in world exports of onions.


Export markets for Turkey onions ( in '000$ )

Turkey's top export markets for onions are India, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bangladesh, Syria and Georgia.


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net exporter of onions. The annual growth of Turkey onions in value between 2015 to 2019 was 325%, per year, while annual growth in quantity was %, per annum.

Turkey imported 1,887,520 tonnes of onions in 2019.


The production of onions in Turkey was 74,952,224 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of 12.96%. The country had an estimated 2,482,752.00 hectares under onions cultivation.