Turkey Aims to Add Value to Mexican Cuisine With Their Food Products

When we talk about the great world exporters, we always recognize the United States or China for their wide range of products that supply the vast majority of industries, however, countries like Turkey are positioned within the main powers in exports worldwide, particularly in the food market.

When we talk about the great world exporters, we always recognize the United States or China for their wide range of products that supply the vast majority of industries, however, countries like Turkey are positioned within the main powers in exports worldwide, particularly in the food market.

Although Mexican gastronomy is recognized worldwide for its wide variety of flavors, colors and textures, it is very likely that many of the dishes in our cuisine include an ingredient from countries such as Turkey which has close cultural similarities with Mexico. This, as a result of the commercial relations between both countries. Nowadays there are 72,500 registered Turkish exporters that export more than 16,000 products to the world, including Mexico.

"Turkey has a wide variety of food products recognized for their high quality, expanding our objective of increasing our business around the world, mainly Mexico, one of the leading markets in Latin America where we currently have 347 varieties of exported products", commented Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu, Chairwoman of Sector Council of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Products of Turkey and the General Manager of Cherry Valley Food in Turkey.

Turkey reaches Mexico with its food products that grew in fruitful, fertile soil and among the most relevant that have world leadership are:

  • First exporter and producer of quince.
  • First exporter of fresh figs.
  • First exporter and producer of dried apricots in the world with 78% market share.
  • First exporter of bulgur with 70% market share.
  • First exporter of hazelnut.
  • First producer and fourth exporter of cherry.
  • First exporter of oregano and bay leaf.
  • Second exporter of sea bream and snook.
  • Fourth exporter of shelled pistachio.
  • Sixth exporter of virgin olive oil.

During the pandemic, sales of products such as nuts (81%), seafood and animal products (42%), and walnuts (218%) have increased, of the last one, Turkey is the largest producer in the world. Is important to mention the female exporters are supported in their trade initiatives for the government in Turkey.

As part of the actions to increase the existing commercial relationship between both nations, Mexican entrepreneurs have participated in the “World Food Istanbul”, the largest and most successful food exhibition in Turkey, which brings together producers and buyers from different countries, and serves as a platform to launch and promote products and increase sales for participating companies.

In addition, in the last month the first “Virtual Trade Delegation” was carried out, where women exporters from Turkey opened their productive offer to large business leaders from Latin American countries such as Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

Turkey is the first economy and the bridge between Europe, Asia and the Middle East with a unique geographical position, a clear interest in Latin America and an announced relationship strategy with Mexico, which represents a unique opportunity to strengthen the commercial and investment relationship with a G20 country, of according to information from the Government of Mexico.