In the January-June period of the year, $763 million 61 thousand were exported from Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane.
Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association, stated that the region’s exports increased by 15% in the 6 months of the year compared to the same period of the previous year.
Kalyoncu stated that in the January-June period, $596 million 327 thousand 315 were exported from Trabzon, $110 million 604 thousand 773 from Rize, $34 million 571 thousand 554 from Artvin and $21 million 557 thousand 656 from Gumushane. He stated that there was a 23% increase in Trabzon exports, a 3% increase in Rize exports, an 11% increase in Artvin exports, and a 46% decrease in Gumushane exports.
Kalyoncu drew attention to the fact that hazelnut is one of the sectors with the highest exports in the first half of the year, with $318 million 551 thousand 689. He noted that this was followed by fresh fruits and vegetables with $122 million 814 thousand 954, aquaculture and livestock products with $111 million 457 thousand 663, mines and metals with $76 million 971 thousand 863 and chemicals and products with $19 million 836 thousand 443.
The region exported to 129 countries
Pointing out that exports are made to 129 countries from the Eastern Black Sea Region, Kalyoncu stated that the top 5 export countries are the Russian Federation, Italy, Germany, Georgia and the People’s Republic of China.
Expressing that there has been a significant increase in exports to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Djibouti, Morocco, Finland, Ivory Coast, Dubai, Indonesia, Montenegro, Sudan, Thailand and Malaysia, Kalyoncu said that foreign sales were carried out to 14 more countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Myanmar, Paraguay, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Guyana and Brunei, different from the same period of last year.
Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz