İsmail Yılmaz

Chairman of the Board

Ornamental plants industry in Turkey has ongoing development, parallel to the world markets. Turkish ornamental plants industry benefits from having both climatic and geographical advantages, and dynamic and fast improving company profile structure.
Turkey's share in world exports of ornamental plants is increasing every year. Turkey’s ornamental plants export value increased by 17% in 2018 and reached 100 million dollars in total.
While Netherlands is the first market in exports, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Romania and USA follows the lead.
Our association continues to have promotional activities in the sector, such as organizing trade missions in target markets and participating in international trade fairs. In order to increase exports of the ornamental plants industry we organized many events in 2018. We attended in sectoral trade fairs in Netherlands and held sectoral trade mission programs to United Kingdom, Germany and Qatar with participation of our member exporter companies. We also represent our country successfully in Union Fleurs and AIPH international associations, which play an important role in ornamental plants world trade.
We will continue our activities in 2019 to improve our exports . I would like to thank all our exporters who have contributed to the sector.
Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association
Chairman of the Board