Increase was realized in the production of cereals and other crops, vegetables and fruits in 2016 with rates of 0.2%, 2.4% and 6.8% when compared with the previous year. Production quantities of cereals and other crops, vegetables, fruits in 2016 became as follows; 65 million 184 thousand tons for cereals and other crops, 30 million 267 thousand tons for vegetables, 18 million 972 thousand tons for fruits.
Vegetables production increased in 2016 when compared with the previous year.
Vegetables production in 2016 became 30 million 267 thousand tons with increasing rate of 2.4% when compared with the previous year. When examining production of subgroups of vegetables, root and tuberous vegetables production increased by 8.6%, other vegetables not elsewhere classified with the rate of 4.3% and vegetables cultivated for their fruits increased with the rate of 1.5%. The production of some important crops in vegetables; increments became in dry onion production by 12.8%, in melon by 7.8%, in eggplant by 6.1%, in pepper for processed by 8.8% respectively, while decrements became as 5.1% in green onion, 5.6% in horse radish, 3.4% in okra respectively.
Fruits production increased in 2016 according to the previous year.
Fruits production became 18 million 972 thousand tons in 2016 increasing by 6.8% when compared with the previous year. When examining productions of some important fruits, there is increase in apple figures with the rate of 13.9%, in peaches by 4.9%, in cherries by 12%, in apricots productionwith the rate of 7.4% respectively, when compared with the previous year. In the citrus group, increments became in mandarin production by 15.6%. From nuts, hazelnuts production decreased by 35%. Grape production increased by 9.6% and persimmons production increased by 2.7%.
Ornamental plants production decreased in 2016 when compared with the previous year.
Ornamental plants production in 2016 decreased by 2.7% when compared to the previous year. When the shares of these flowers in the total ornamental plant production are examined, it is seen that total cut flowers have a share of 68.6% and other ornamental plants have a share of 31.4%. Rose (cut), tulip and lisianthus productions decreased by 4.3%, 1.8% and 13.7% respectively, when compared to the previous year.