Hay Market Research: Turkey, Part 1
Turkey produces over 20 million tons of hay per year. It exports more than 7,000 tons of hay to countries like the UAE, Jordan, Qatar, and Iraq. The market value of hay in the country could not be found or deduced. The requested data on this country has been entered into this spreadsheet.
- Turkey produces 25 million tons of hay annually. Hay livestock in the country consumes around 15 million tons.
- Turkey imports 9,525 tons of hay annually. The total value of hay imports in the country is less than $1 million. It mainly imports hay from Bulgaria and Switzerland.
- The country exports 7,370 tons of hay per year to countries like the UAE, Jordan, and Qatar.
In order to gather the requested data on hay production and exports in Turkey, we first consulted government resources, such as the website of the Ministry of Agriculture in the country. The organization recently released a report titled "NON-FOUNDED CLAIMS AND FACTS RECOGNIZED IN THE PUBLIC." It discussed Turkey's production, importation, and exportation of several agricultural crops, including hay - which is sometimes called straw in Turkey - sugar beet, and wheat. This helped in finding the total hay produced in the country and its annual hay exportation. However, the total market value of hay production was not provided in this report.
Next, we examined agriculture journals and publications in Turkey. These publications only referenced the data provided by Turkey's Ministry of Agriculture. There was no data offered on the market value of hay. We then tried triangulating this figure by finding information on the cost of hay per ton in the country. It appears the cost varies by season and year. It reportedly tends to be higher in the winter and could be lower in other seasons. As a result, there was no definitive figure that we could use.