ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 19 ISSUE 3
Written by Vecdi DEMIRCAN, Asli DALGIC, Tugba GULSEVER, Bektas KADAKOGLU

The purpose of the study was to carry out an economic analysis of almond production in the province of Muğla which holds an important place in Turkey with regard to almond production. The primary material of the study was comprised of original data acquired from almond producers in the Muğla province via questionnaire method. Neyman Method from among the stratified sampling methods was used for determining the number of producers to take part in the questionnaire. The number of samples to represent the population was determined as 93 according to the Neyman method. The sample farms were classified into three groups and analyses were carried out. These groups were determined according to land size as; Group I (1-10 da; 41 farms), Group II (11-20 da; 24 farms) and Group III (>20 da; 28 farms). It was calculated according to the study results that the average almond land size varies between 3.93 da and 39.06 da subject to farm groups with an average of 17.05 da. The establishment costs for almond production was determined in total as 1,089.20 $/da. Of the establishment costs, variable costs made up 65.57 % and fixed costs made up 34.43 % of the total. It was determined that the total production costs per decare in farms decreases with increasing size. Production costs per decare were calculated as 301.98 $, 260.03 $ and 227.57 $ respectively for Groups I, II and III. It was also determined that the gross profit, net profit and relative return per decare in farm groups increase with increasing farm groups. Indeed, the gross profit values per decare were determined as 319.51 $, 404.33 $ and 455.28$ respectively for Groups I, II and III, whereas the net profit values per decare were determined respectively as 218.51 $/da, 304.55 $/da and 356.45 $/da and relative return values were determined respectively as 1.72, 2.17 and 2.57. It was determined based on these indicators that the producers in the larger group are more profitable in comparison with the producers in the smaller group.

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