Cost and profitability analysis of greenhouse eggplant production: a case study of Antalya Province, Turkey

Gül M., Değirmenci N., Şirikçi B. S., Kadakoğlu B.

Custos e Agronegocio, vol.18, no.2, pp.440-457, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Custos e Agronegocio
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-457
  • Keywords: Eggplant, Greenhouse, Technical structure, Production cost, Profitability
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


This study aimed to analyse the technical and economic structure of the enterprises engaged in greenhouse eggplant cultivation in the sample of Gazipaşa district of Antalya province. Based on the data obtained from the Farmer Registration System in the Gazipaşa district, it was determined that 65 farmers producing eggplant in a greenhouse should be interviewed. The data obtained from the eggplant growers were obtained by face-to-face interviews with the farmers of the producer questionnaire developed by these researchers. As a result, it was determined that greenhouse eggplant cultivation is a substantial income-generating activity in the region, and fertiliser, marketing, seedling and pesticide elements take the first place in variable costs. To reduce the unit costs of eggplant, it is necessary to produce products suitable for domestic and foreign demand and present them to the market at the appropriate time. We determined that large-scale enterprises operated more profitably.