$8.6 million snail export from Turkiye

A revenue of $8 million 627 thousand 20 was obtained from the export of sea snails from Turkiye in the first 9 months of the year.

According to the information compiled from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB), 1136 tons of sea snails were exported from Turkiye in 9 months.

A profit of $8 million 627 thousand 20 was obtained from the said foreign sale.

South Korea, Spain, China, Japan, Taiwan, USA and Italy became the countries that bought sea snails from Turkiye.

Exports were $5 million 16 thousand 479 to South Korea, $1 million 347 thousand 386 to Spain, $860 thousand 690 to China and $656 thousand 562 to Japan, $546 thousand 652 were exported to Taiwan, $152 thousand 270 to the USA and $46 thousand 981 to Italy.

Export to 5 countries from the Black Sea

Sea snails worth $5 million 712 thousand 218 were exported from the Black Sea to 5 countries (South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and the USA) in 9 months, so that approximately 66% of Turkiye’s exports on a value basis were made from the Black Sea.

DKİB Chairman of the Board Saffet Kalyoncu said that sea snails, which are not consumed in Turkiye, are an export item that contributes significantly to the country’s economy.

Pointing out that they have high expectations from sea snail exports, Kalyoncu stated that the Black Sea provides suitable living conditions for sea snails.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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