Eastern Black Sea region’s honey export reached $2.1 million

Honey exports from the Eastern Black Sea region between January and August increased by 90% and reached $2 million 101 thousand.

Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association, told the AA correspondent that 734 tons of honey were exported from the Eastern Black Sea in 8 months of the year.

Emphasizing that $2 million 101 thousand of income was obtained from the export in question, Gurdogan said, “In the same period last year, 451 tons of honey worth $1 million 105 thousand were exported from our region. Thus, honey exports from the Eastern Black Sea region increased by 63% in quantity and 90% in value compared to the same period last year.”

Gurdogan stated that the most honey from the region was exported to the USA in the January-August period and said, “The USA was followed by Israel and Saudi Arabia. During this period, $1 million 2 thousand 62 worth of honey was exported to the USA, $378 thousand 786 to Israel and $200 thousand 134 to Saudi Arabia.”

Stating that honey was also exported from the region to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Jordan and Azerbaijan compared to the same period last year, Gurdogan said, “The income we earn from honey exports is pleasing. We believe that we will continue our export increase in the coming days and complete the year with much better figures.”

Gurdogan noted that honey exports can be further increased with product diversity, organic product, geographically indicated products and branded product exports.

Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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