Turkish salmon was exported to 41 countries, especially the Russian Federation, in 9 months of the year.
According to the information compiled from the data of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB), the January-September exports of Turkish salmon, which are grown by transferring them to sea cages in the Black Sea after reaching a certain weight in farms established in inland waters, increased by 7% compared to the same period last year and reached $289 million 225 thousand 785. The amount of exported products increased by 18% from 36 thousand 888 tons to 43 thousand 612 tons.
In the January-September period, Turkish salmon was sold to 41 countries, especially the Russian Federation.
During this period, exports to the Russian Federation increased by 54% in quantity and 24% in value compared to the same period last year. 30 thousand 126 tons of Turkish salmon were exported to the country in question and $177 million 913 thousand 657 were earned.
The Russian Federation was followed by Germany with $39 million 631 thousand and Vietnam with $24 million 115 thousand 531.
Unlike last year, Turkish salmon was also sold to Malaysia, Dubai, Ukraine, Qatar, France, Azerbaijan, Spain, Kuwait and Mexico this period.
“We have high expectations from the year-end exports of Turkish salmon.”
DKIB Fisheries Sector Committee Chairman Ismail Kobya said that the increase in exports of Turkish salmon continued in 9 months of the year.
Pointing out that there are 3 months left until the end of the year, Kobya continued his words as follows:
“We have high expectations from the year-end exports of Turkish salmon. We believe that our exports will increase exponentially in the future. Currently, our priority market is Russia, but as DKIB, we continue our efforts to direct our companies to different markets and increase country diversity within the scope of the International Competitiveness Development Project, which includes producers and exporters in the sector.”
Kobya emphasized that they focus on promotional activities in this context and noted that the European Union market is among their targets.
Pointing out that the demand for Turkish salmon is intense, Kobya added that it is important to identify new production areas in this context.
Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz