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Food and Beverages Sector in Turkey

One of the important building blocks of Turkish economy, food and beverages industry is among the most dynamic sectors of national economy with its investment, production and employment structure. Manufacture of food and beverages sector is of strategic importance for Turkey, and among the largest of industry subsectors; it is one of the important sectors of Turkey with its production value, employment contribution, export and foreign trade coverage ratio.

Having diverse climate regions and fertile lands in all its regions, Turkey also has a wide range of cultivat- ed products. 45% of overall population in Turkey is employed within agriculture sector, and this popula- tion realise approximately 13% of total production.

Turkish food and beverages sector is one of the most attractive fields for foreign investors. Due to providing profitable investment opportunities to global investors, this sector has drawn significant foreign direct investment that reached approximate- ly 4 billion US Dollars in the last ten years. There are 4,729 companies with international capital operating in Turkey manufacture industry as of 2011 year end. This value corresponds to 16% of all international capital companies. Within manufacturing industry, chemicals sector, food products, beverages and tobacco sector, and textile sector shares the first three places regarding the number of companies with foreign capital, respectively with 523 compa- nies, 504 companies and 468 companies.

Following the developments in the last 10 years, Turkey has become the 17th largest economy of the world, and 15th most important exporter regarding the food and beverages sector.


Industry in Karaman with its fertile soils has developed mostly based on agriculture and food sectors. Karaman occupies a significant position in manufacturing-food industry subgroup biscuit and cracked wheat industries. Around one third of biscuit production and 20% of burghul production in Turkey are satisfied by Karaman.

Karaman is leading province of Turkey regarding the food based sectors such as biscuits, chocolate, cakes, waffles and boulgour (cracked wheat).


Manufacturing Industry Capacity for Food and Beverage Sector



NACE Rev.2-TR

Agriculture, forestry and fishing 

 Karaman Current Industry Status

Turkey Production

Company

Capacity

Employment

Capacity

10

Manufacture of food products 

 

Liter/Kg

 

 

11963

Manufacture of fruit and vegetable juice

2

2.736.000 Liter

275

 217 .000 t

49.469 t

14519

Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables which are not elsewhere classified (Onion)

2

6.403.000 Kg

100

 


Jams, fruit jellies, puree and pastes of  fruits or nut

4

13.300 t

4.446

475.403 t

18902

Manufacture of cheese and milk processing

16

24.624.000 Liter

772

 

 

35.989.935 Kg


 Butter and milk based products,  can be spreaded

4

1.345 t

351

 91.000 t


Cheese and curd

13

25.000 t

372

783.000 t 


Yoghurt and other fermented or acidified milk or cream

6

20.000 t

361

2.179.000 t 

22555

Milled grain products and vegetables

28

653.709.000 Kg

1.339



Wheat or Meslin Flour

10

336.000 t

206

26.000.000 t 


Breakfast cereals and other cereal grain products made ​​from cereals

9

93.000 t

279

2.770.000 t


Bran, sharps and other residues (the rest of cereals)

13

120.000 t

272

8.890.000 t 

26207

Manufacture of Bread, fresh pastry goods and cakes

14

41.565.418 Kg

4.178


Fresh pastry goods , patty and cakes

9

74.000 t

9.134

360.000 t

26573

Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes

58

200.997.118 Kg

13.335


Crispbread, rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products

5

7.882 t

3489

55.889 t

Gingerbread and similar products, sweet biscuits, waffles and wafers

17

239.801 t

10.596

481.717 t

Other dry or preserved bakery products

12

51.737.611 pieces

10.219

157.200.000 pieces

26938

Macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar floury products

1

66.707.000 Kg

130


30225

Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery (Tahini Halva)

40

94.263.681 Kg

11.803


Chocolate and food preparations containing cocoa, in bulk (except sweetened cocoa powder and white chocolate)

8

26.350 t

9.375

39.775 t

Chocolate and food preparations containing cocoa (except sweetened cocoa powder , white chocolate and products  in bulk)

8

47.000 t

9.981

730.000 t

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa

9

31.000 t

5.546

841.000 t

33512

Manufacture of prepared feeds for farm animals

13

194.000 t

267

26.745.000 t 

41285

Distilling, rectifying and blending of Alcoholic beverages

1

4.300.000 L

33

155.000.000 L