Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2017

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7. Turkey

Turkey, a transcontinental country in Eurasia, is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage.

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It is world’s 18th largest economy in terms of nominal GDP and 13th largest in terms of Purchasing Power Parity. It is also among the founding members of the OECD and the G-20.


Turkey is also one of the largest countries in the world in terms of agricultural lands. About thirty-six percent of the country are arable lands and about fifty percent consists of forests

Animal husbandry contributes to one-fourth of the gross value of the agricultural production which is the main activity in the mountainous regions where farming is less practiced. Turkey has all conditions favoring growing of all kinds of crops due to fertile soil, adequate climate and abundant rainfall. It is one of the few self-sufficient countries of the world in terms of food.

The cultivation area is devoted to cereals production to as much as ninety percent. Wheat is the principal crop that accounts to fifty nine percent of the total grain production. Turkey is the leading producer of dried figs, hazelnuts, raisins and dried apricots and also one of the leading producer of honey in the world. European nations, the United States and middle east are the main export markets of the country. Wheat, Barley, sunflower, potato, tobacco, cotton, vegetables, dried fruits, fresh fruits and nuts are the major cash crops grown in Turkey.

Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 8.9%

Agriculture GDP (Million $): 67259

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