Southeast Turkiye Exports $1.4 Billion in Grains and Pulses in Five Months

Grains and Pulses Export Growth of 9.2% Driven by Strong Demand in Middle East and Africa

The Southeast Anatolia Grain, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters Association has reported a significant rise in exports for the first five months of the year. According to the Association’s Chairman, Celal Kadooglu, exports have increased by 9.2% compared to the same period last year, reaching a total of $1.4 billion.

Kadooglu emphasized the region’s growing export success in a written statement, noting, “Our region’s exports grew by 9.2% in the first five months compared to the previous year, approaching $1.4 billion. Last year, we achieved $1.274 billion in exports during the same period. Notably, 31.6% of our region’s exports consist of pasta, generating $234 million in foreign exchange in the first five months.”

The export distribution reveals that 51.5% of the region’s goods were shipped to Middle Eastern countries, while 24.1% went to African countries. Iraq remains the top importer of these products from Southeast Turkiye, with exports to Iraq increasing by 16.2% in the first five months compared to the previous year.

Kadooglu highlighted the ongoing efforts to further elevate the region’s export figures, driven by strategic initiatives and a focus on expanding market reach.

Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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