To meet their domestic consumption demand, Turkey imports good amount of pepper from pepper producing countries and the top five of them are [swpm_protected visible_to=”logged_in_users_only” custom_msg=’This content is for members only. Please login or sign up now.’] Vietnam with 674 tons, Brazil with 394 tons, Iran with 108 tons, India with 86 tons and Indonesia with 46 tons.

Turkey’s pepper import rised by 54% in two months of 2021 over the same period of last year.

In 2019 Turkey imported 6249 tons of pepper. The average pepper import in 2019 were 521 tons per month with the highest recorded in May at 828 tons.

The year 2020 shows 6529 tons of pepper import an increase of 4% compared to 2019 and average pepepr volume in 2020 was 544 tons/ month with the highest recorded in June with 1153 tons.