Changes in Potato Production Costs and Profitability: The Case Of Niğde

Ayşe Karsan, Mevlüt Gül


Niğde is one of the provinces in Turkey where potato production is carried out intensively. In this study it was aimed to examine the change in the potato production costs and profitability in Niğde province in 2000-2014 period. In Niğde the absolute profit obtained from the potato production was calculated as 355.6TL/da for 2014. Among the examined years, the year in which the highest absolute profit was 2005 with 450.8 TL/da and the lowest absolute profit was in 2012 with -329.7 TL/da. Gross production value can meet the production costs in all of the examined years except for 2012. However, with the increase in production costs, absolute and relative profits tended decrease.


Potatoes; Production; Cost; Niğde; Profit

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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