Turkey potatoes export quantities

The volume of potatoes shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 173,709 metric tonnes. In 2019 Turkey exported 193,194 tonnes of potatoes. Through 2019 alone, the market for Turkey potatoes (tubers category) has reduced, with a change of -32.234 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, potatoes' exports decreased by -24.41 pc earning the nation US$79.02m for the year 2019. Turkey's potatoes exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled potatoes (excluding seed) (HS code 070190)
  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding frozen) (HS code 200520)
  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen (HS code 200410)
  • Potatoes, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (HS code 071010)


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Turkey potatoes export values

In 2019, Turkey shipped potatoes worth 79.02m USD, an improvement of 29.68% from 2018's total potatoes export of 60.933m USD. The annual increase in value of Turkey potatoes between 2017 to 2018 was -17.803 percent.

The annual variation in the amount of Turkey's potatoes exports between 2017 and 2019 was -24.41 per cent when compared to a variation of -32.234% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's stake of the world's total potatoes' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds number 25 in world exports of potatoes.


Export markets for Turkey potatoes ( in '000$ )

Turkey's leading destinations for potatoes are China, Tunisia, Iraq, Brazil and Ukraine.


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net exporter of potatoes. The annual growth of Turkey potatoes in value between 2015 to 2019 was 1%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was -7%, per annum.

Turkey brought in 68,650 tonnes of potatoes in 2019.


The production of potatoes in Turkey was 19,919,296 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 9.45%. The country had approximately 563,064.00 hectares under potatoes cultivation.