Turkey tuna export quantities

The quantity of tuna exported by Turkey in 2020 was 7,050 metric tons. In 2019 Turkey exported 7,461 tonnes of tuna. For 2019 alone, the demand for Turkey tuna (fish category) has escalated, with a change of 76.801 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, tuna's exports increased by 82.82% netting the country US$94.86m for the year 2019. Turkey's tuna exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled yellowfin tunas "Thunnus albacares" (HS code 030232)
  • Frozen Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis) (HS code 030345)
  • Frozen albacore or longfinned tunas "Thunnus alalunga" (HS code 030341)
  • Frozen fillets of tuna "of the genus Thunnus", skipjack or stripe-bellied bonito "Euthynnus [Katsuwonus] pelamis" (HS code 030487)
  • Frozen yellowfin tunas "Thunnus albacares" (HS code 030342)
  • Fresh or chilled Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis) (HS code 030235)
  • Frozen bigeye tunas "Thunnus obesus" (HS code 030344)
  • Fresh or chilled bigeye tunas "Thunnus obesus" (HS code 030234)
  • Fresh or chilled albacore or longfinned tunas "Thunnus alalunga" (HS code 030231)
  • Fresh or chilled Southern bluefin tunas "Thunnus maccoyii" (HS code 030236)
  • Frozen tunas of the genus "Thunnus" (excluding Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus obesus, Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis and Thunnus maccoyii) (HS code 030349)
  • Fresh or chilled tunas of the genus "Thunnus" (excluding Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus albacares, Thunnus obesus, Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis and Thunnus maccoyii) (HS code 030239)
  • Frozen Southern bluefin tunas "Thunnus maccoyii" (HS code 030346)

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Turkey tuna export values

In 2019, Turkey supplied tuna worth 94.86m USD, an improvement of 57.54% from 2018's total tuna export of 60.214m USD. The annual change in value of Turkey tuna between 2017 to 2018 was 5.739 per cent.

The annual variation in the amount of Turkey's tuna exports between 2017 and 2019 was 82.82% when compared to a variation of 76.801% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's portion of the world's total tuna's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 43 in world exports of tuna.

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Export markets for Turkey tuna ( in '000$ )

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Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net exporter of tuna. The annual growth of Turkey tuna in value between 2015 to 2019 was -3%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 29%, per annum.

Turkey procured 3,221 tonnes of tuna in 2019.