Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi stated that they closed last year with a successful performance in the export of agriculture and livestock sector and stated that they set a target of $10 billion in this area.
According to the statement made by the union, $6 billion 727 million of agricultural and livestock products were exported through the EİB in 2022, an increase of 17% compared to the previous year.
Jak Eskinazi, whose views are included in the statement, noted that Aegean, which meets 19% of Turkiye’s agricultural product exports, is assertive in the world market in dried fruit, olive-olive oil, aquatic products, spices, tobacco, non-wood forest products and organic production.
Expressing that they expect the export increase achieved last year to continue this year, Eskinazi said, “We predict that we will reach $10 billion in agricultural exports in the coming period with high technology investments and sustainability vision.”
Eskinazi stated that they expect the agricultural exports of the region to increase exponentially in the medium term thanks to the specialized agriculture-based OIZs to be established in Dikili, Bayindir, Bergama and Kinik.
Expressing that intensive promotional activities are carried out to increase exports to the USA and Chinese markets in agriculture and food, Eskinazi stated that logistics support is needed for distant markets, and that air cargo opportunities should be offered at affordable prices, especially for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz