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Exports from Eastern Anatolia increased by 15.5%: Most exports were made to Iraq

January exports of Eastern Anatolia Exporters Association members increased by 15.5%. DAIB member companies, which exported $206 million 233 thousand in January, made the most exports among 182 countries to Iraq.

Exports made by Eastern Anatolia Exporters Association (DAIB) member companies in January increased by 15.58% compared to the same month last year, reaching $206 million 233 thousand.

According to the compilation made by the AA correspondent from the Turkish Exporters Assembly and DAIB data, In January, products were exported to 182 autonomous and free zones and the country from Agri, Ardahan, Batman, Bayburt, Bingol, Bitlis, Erzurum, Erzincan, Elazig, Igdir, Hakkari, Mus, Sirnak, Tunceli, Van, Kars and Siirt, within the Union’s operating region.

The exports of DAIB members, who exported $178 million 437 thousand in January last year, were recorded as $206 million 233 thousand with an increase of 15.58% in January 2024.

The highest export increase in the first month of the new year was recorded in the fresh fruits and vegetables, chemicals and machinery sectors.

DAIB member companies sold products worth $131 million 412 thousand in the industrial sector and $31 million 880 thousand in agriculture in January last year. In the first month of this year, they achieved foreign sales of $119 million 17 thousand in industry, $70 million 981 thousand in agriculture with an increase of 122.65%, and $16 million 234 thousand in mining with an increase of 7.19%.

In January, $47 million 875 thousand were exported in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, $25 million 399 thousand in the chemical sector, and $17 million 905 thousand in the machinery sector.

While $11 million 213 thousand of exports were realized from the furniture sector in the month in question, DAIB members earned $6 million 500 thousand of export income from grains, pulses, oil seeds and their products, and $6 million 4 thousand of export income from fruit and vegetable products and ornamental plants.


When the Union’s January exports were evaluated by country, Iraq ranked first with $70 million 115 thousand.

This country was followed by Iran with $12 million 728 thousand, Germany with $9 million 948 thousand, Azerbaijan-Nakhchivan with $8 million 335 thousand, Georgia with $7 million 54 thousand and China with $6 million 863 thousand.

Source: Sabah / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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