Exports from the Eastern Black Sea region increased by 3% in 10 months

Exports from 4 provinces in the Eastern Black Sea region in the 10 months of the year increased by 3% compared to the same period last year, reaching approximately $1.2 billion. The 5 countries with the most exports were Russia, Italy, Georgia, Germany and China.

Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saffet Kalyoncu, stated in his written statement that $1 billion 162 million 258 thousand 626 of exports were made from Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane between January 1 and October 31.

Kalyoncu stated that exports increased by 3% compared to the same period last year. He stated that the distribution of this export by province is $882 million 625 thousand from Trabzon, $186 million 963 thousand from Rize, $52 million 779 thousand from Artvin, and $39 million 891 thousand from Gumushane.

Kalyoncu pointed out that there was an 8% increase in the exports of Trabzon and Artvin, and noted that Rize’s exports decreased by 10% and Gumushane’s exports decreased by 30% due to the decrease in mining products exports.

Kalyoncu pointed out that hazelnuts ranked first in the region’s exports with $444 million 884 thousand 505. He stated that this was followed by aquaculture and livestock products with $183 million 127 thousand 254, fresh fruits and vegetables with $174 million 176 thousand 273, mines and metals with $134 million 3 thousand 796, and chemicals and products with $35 million 692 thousand 321.

Exports were made to 136 countries from the region

Kalyoncu pointed out that exports were made to 136 countries from the Eastern Black Sea region in this period, and stated that the 5 countries with the most exports were the Russian Federation, Italy, Georgia, Germany and the People’s Republic of China.

Stating that there was a significant increase in exports to Morocco, Iran, Finland and Malaysia, Kalyoncu stated that, unlike the same period last year, products were sold to 12 countries, especially Iceland, Myanmar, Togo and Madagascar.

Referring to the problems experienced in exports, Kalyoncu noted that supporting exporters in terms of input costs is important in order to maintain the continuity of exports and market shares.

Kalyoncu, who wants production to be accelerated with new incentive policies for the industry, “In order to ensure the balanced spread of high value-added industry throughout the country, especially in the Eastern Black Sea Region and Trabzon, where there is a shortage of investment land, we request that TOKİ establish new organized industrial zones and industrial zones where investors can invest and establish factories, and allocate them to investors with a certain payment plan.”

Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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