Turkey sesame seeds export quantities

The quantity of sesame seeds shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 37,048 metric tonnes. In 2019 Turkey shipped 14,879 tonnes of sesame seeds. Through 2019 alone, the interest in Turkey sesame seeds (oil seeds category) has climbed, recording a change of 6.897 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, sesame seeds' exports grew by 111.11 percent bringing the exporter US$33.62m for the year 2019. Turkey's sesame seeds exports are classified as:

  • Sesamum seeds, whether or not broken (HS code 120740)


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Turkey sesame seeds export values

In 2019, Turkey supplied sesame seeds worth 33.62m USD, a surge of 19.65% from 2018's total sesame seeds export of 28.098m USD. The annual change in value of Turkey sesame seeds between 2017 to 2018 was 78.752 per cent.

The yearly change in the amount of Turkey's sesame seeds exports between 2017 and 2019 was 111.11 percent in comparison to a variation of 6.897% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Turkey sesame seeds ( in '000$ )

Turkey's top destinations for sesame seeds are Syria, Iraq, Germany, Greece and Israel.


Turkey purchased 171,814 tonnes of sesame seeds in 2019.


The production of sesame seeds in Turkey was 16,893 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of -3.12%. The country had an estimated 24,855.00 hectares under sesame seeds cultivation.