In the world and in Türkiye the oilseeds, vegetable oils, and products sector have gained great momentum in the last twenty-five years.
Sunflower oil, one of the most important plant oils in the world, comes from a plant of which the largest plantation area and production can be found in Türkiye. Fifty percent of vegetable crude oil production in our country comes from sunflower. Sunflower oilseed is the first type of oilseed that comes to mind when someone mentions oilseeds in Türkiye. The sunflower is one of the most important oil plants in our country and the world and is mostly grown for oil in our country. Sunflower, which holds the first place in the production of oil plants in our country, can grow in many places, especially in the Thrace-Marmara, Aegean and Black Sea regions. Today, It is an important refining and export center, especially for sunflower oil. Sunflower oil plants in Türkiye produce high-quality products with technical advantages in production processes along with high-quality inputs. As a result, it's annual sunflower oil exports are over $400 million. In addition, margarine exports are approximately $112 million.