By exporting a total of 76.200 tonnes of olives across Turkey in the 2013/2014 season, a foreign currency income of around 127 million US Dollars was obtained.
15.127 tonnes of olive export were green, with 61.275 tonnes of black olive exports. By exporting a total of 72.261 tonnes of olives across Turkey in the previous 2012/13 season, a foreign currency income of around 126 million US Dollars was obtained.
In terms of tree presence, Marmara Region has a share of 10% in Turkey. They are found more densely in areas such as Ayvalık, Mudanya, Edremit Körfezi, Orhangazi, İznik, Gemlik and Yalova. There are 12 million olive trees in Akhisar district of Manisa province in the Aegean Region.
Olives are also processed in factories to be converted to olive oil.
As deeply rooted as the history of olive growing is in Anatolia, with the great potential it is likely to have a future that is just as bright. With 900 thousand hectares of olive groves currently, as well as approximately 9 million immature trees, with a total of 95 million olive trees and roughly 10% of the olive plantations and number of trees n the world, the olive plantations are expanding every day.
The average annual olive harvest in Turkey is around 1 million 200 thousand tonnes. A large portion of this, 70-75%, is produced in the Aegean region. The Mediterranean and Marmara region has a share of around 10%. The olive production in the south east is around 5%, whereas the share of olive production in the Black Sea is under 1%.