Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products Exporters

Istanbul Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products Exporters' Association was founded in 1940 and has more than 1.000 members. It represents companies which produce and export chocolate, confectionery products, biscuits, bakery products, pastry, vegetable oils, oil seeds, cereals, pulses, soy bean, peanuts, flour, starch, semolina, yeast, spices, coffee, cacao and cacao powder, waffle, ice cream etc.

Sugar and chocolate confectionery sector is one of the most dynamic sectors in Turkey due to several factors, such as rapidly growing and young population with its growing demand for chocolate with toys, developing distribution channels, manufacturers' stiff advertisements, new product developments and increasing multinational investments. The sector has become one of the most important subsectors of the food industry using modern technology. It has the most advanced technology in the Middle East, Balkans, North Africa, Baltics and Central Asia. Products are more widely diversified and of a higher quality. Turkish exporters are highly equipped to meet international standards and consumer preferences. As a result, Turkey's chocolate and confectionery industry is integrated with the world economy.

Three promotion groups are founded in subsectors, but the foundation process is going on. These are; Confectionery Promotion Group, Pulses, Pasta and Products Promotion Group, Flour and Products Promotion Group.


Field of Activity

1. Cereals Pulses Milling Products and Spices

Pulses (pulses, soy bean, peanuts, shelled peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils (red, green), yellow interior lentils, broad beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, other legumes etc.)

Cereals (Bread wheat, durum wheat, barley, corn, oat, rice, maize)

Milling Products (wheat flour, starch, semolina, yeast, pellets, rye, other cereals etc.)

Spices (Chillies, black pepper, red peppers, sweet peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and peel, anise seeds, caraway seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, juniper berries, spice blends, cumin, black cumin, curry, sumac, saffron, sumac, ginger, etc.)

2. Vegetable Oils and Oil Seeds

Vegetable Oils (Soybean oil, sunflower seed oil, peanut oil, cotton seed oil, aspidamol sprout oil, almond oil, bay oil, mustard oil, hydrogenated castor oil, coconut oil, castor oil, thyme oil, flax seed oil, corn oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil fractions, tobacco seed oil, olive oil, margarine, and hard vegetable oils.)

Oil Seeds (Soy beans, roasted peanuts, flax seeds, rep, and rapeseed, sunflower seeds, tea seed, mustard seed, poppy seed, cotton seed, sesame seed and other oil seeds)

3. Processed Agricultural Products

Sugar Confectionery (all kinds of confectionery, chewing gums etc.)

Cacao Products (chocolate, cacao and cacao powder, food preparations containing cocoa)

Bakery Products (biscuits, bakery products, pastry, wafer, waffle, cakes etc.)

Other food preparations (green and black teas, tea extract, coffee extract, extracts essences and concentrates, roasted coffee substitutes, other substances, other non-living yeast, baker's yeast, baking powder, yeast culture, other yeasts, hot pepper sauce, cumin, seasonings, mustard flour and meal, prepared mustard, soy sauce, other soups, soups, broths and preparations, broth tablets, ice cream and edible ices, preparations of a compound of alcohol and other diet foods, emulsifiers, lactose syrup, flavored or colored, cheese fondue, other food preparations with protein-free fat-free milk, sesame oil, powdered drinks, flavored or colored sugar, other fish baits, other preparations, other food preparations used in animal feeding.