For Valentine’s Day, 70 million flowers were sent from Turkey to the world

For Valentine's Day, 70 million flowers were sent from Turkey to the world

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Turkey exported 70 million branches of cut flowers to many countries around the world.

From Antalya, the center of cut flower production, 70 million branches of cut flowers were sent to nearly 30 countries, mainly in Europe.

7 million dollars worth of exports on Valentine’s Day

Ahmet Dumancı, Board Member of the Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters’ Association, told AA correspondent that they have completed their international orders for Valentine’s Day.

Stating that they exported 70 million branches of flowers for this special day, Dumancı reported that they provided a foreign currency inflow of 7 million dollars in return.

For Valentine's Day, 70 million flowers were sent from Turkey to the world
Photo: AA

Stating that they exported at the same level as last year, Dumancı said, “European countries come first in foreign sales. The UK and the Netherlands take a large part. Apart from these, we also receive serious demands from countries such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.”

Pointing out that the flower sector is more active on special days such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Women’s Day, Dumancı noted that production is made in different colors according to each special day.

Explaining that February 14 is a special red production, Dumancı said, “Our most important product in exports is carnation. We produced nearly 60 percent red carnations for Valentine’s Day. Since it expresses love, red color is mostly preferred on February 14.”

Dumancı added that they can sell abroad for 12 months with greenhouse and highland production and that they aim to export 180 million dollars this year as a sector.

Cover Photo: AA

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