Turkey sea cucumber export quantities

The amount of sea cucumber exported by Turkey in 2020 was 526 tons. In 2019 Turkey shipped 1,292 tonnes of sea cucumber. In 2019 alone, the interest in Turkey sea cucumber (seafood category) has increased, with a change of 36.864 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, sea cucumber's exports increased by 51.11 percent bringing Turkey US$36.31m for the year 2019. Turkey's sea cucumber exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothuroidea" (HS code 030812)
  • Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030819)
  • Live, fresh or chilled, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030811)


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Turkey sea cucumber export values

In 2019, Turkey supplied sea cucumber valued at 36.31m USD, a growth of 61.69% from 2018's total sea cucumber export of 22.456m USD. The annual growth in value of Turkey sea cucumber between 2017 to 2018 was 37.902 percent.

The annual/yearly change in the quantity of Turkey's sea cucumber exports between 2017 and 2019 was 51.11 pc when compared to a variation of 36.864% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's share of the world's total sea cucumber's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Turkey holds number 34 in world exports of sea cucumber.


Export markets for Turkey sea cucumber ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net importer of sea cucumber. The annual growth of Turkey sea cucumber in value between 2015 to 2019 was 4%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 8%, per annum.

Turkey purchased 4 tonnes of sea cucumber in 2019.