Economic Analysis of Cotton Production in Turkey: A Case Study of Hatay City




Cotton, Cost analysis, Subsidy, Hatay, Profitability


Among all other agricultural products, cotton has an important place in terms of added value contribution and a wide usage variety in different industries. Turkey was the 7th largest fiber cotton producer in the world by the time period of 2016/17 with a production amount of 703000 tons which provides 3.05% of the total global cotton production. Hatay city is one of the important cities in terms of cotton production. The province holds 10.32% of cotton production areas and provides 10.84% of the cottonseed and fiber cotton productions in Turkey. In the enterprises which were examined, input amounts that were used to produce 5.29 tons Raw cotton were as follows; 26.2 kg seed, 648.8 kg fertilizer, 8.5 lt agricultural pesticide, 404.9 lt diesel fuel, 6417.1 kw electricity, and 26.7 manpower. In terms of irrigation and harvest methods, 71.45% of the enterprises were using the surface irrigation method, and 58.38% of them used the machinery harvest method. Within the research area, subsidy excluded income per unit area was found as 2447.24 USD/ha and subsidy included income was found as 3529.39 USD/ha. It was found that, agricultural subsidies increase the income per unit area at a level of 44.22%, and deficiency payments have the biggest share in this contribution (1052.97 USD/ha).

Author Biographies

Arif Semerci, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Çanakkale

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Semerci

Ahmet Duran Çelik, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Mustafa Kemal University, 31060 Hatay

Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü



How to Cite

Semerci, A., & Çelik, A. D. (2019). Economic Analysis of Cotton Production in Turkey: A Case Study of Hatay City. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 7(2), 246–252.



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