Turkiye: $3.2 million worth of sea snail exports

Sea snail exports in the first two months of the year increased by 62% and reached $3 million 279 thousand.

Eastern Black Sea Exporters Union Deputy Chairman of the Board Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan said that 332 tons of sea snails were exported to 4 countries in 2 months of the year from Turkiye.

Stating that $3 million 279 thousand 143 were gained from the foreign sales in question, Gurdogan said, “In the same period of last year, $2 million 29 thousand 47 were obtained from the export of 357 tons of sea snails. Accordingly, exports decreased by 7% in value and increased in value by 62%.”

Emphasizing that the most sea snails are exported to Japan with $1 million 337 thousand 650, Gurdogan stated that this country is followed by the People’s Republic of China with $730 thousand 620, the Republic of South Korea with $722 thousand 594, and Spain with $488 thousand 279.

Pointing out that 49% of Turkiye’s sea snail exports are made from the Black Sea, Gurdogan noted that 152 tons of sea snails from the region were sold to Japan, the Republic of South Korea and the People’s Republic of China for $1 million 605 thousand 900.

Gurdogan drew attention to the fact that the product in question provides a significant amount of foreign currency inflow, even though it is not consumed in the country.

Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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