Istanbul Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association President Sezer said that they expect the sector to close 2022 with an export of over $4 billion. The expectation of the sector for 2023 is $4.3 billion.
Mujdat Sezer, President of the Istanbul Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association (ISHIB), noted that as of the end of November, the exports of the last 12 months increased by 27% compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching over $4 billion.
Sezer said, “In the light of these data, we expect our sector to close the year 2022 with an export of over $4 billion. Again, we expect our sector’s exports to be $4.3 billion in 2023. As the Istanbul Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, our exports in November increased by 44% compared to the previous year, from $854 million to $1 billion 232 million. As a sector, the most exported markets are Iraq, Russia, UAE, Italy and the United Kingdom, respectively.”
“The most important goal of our industry is to open the export of poultry products to the EU”
Stating that the 2023 expectations as an industry are to open the export of poultry products to China limited to only one company for all companies and to complete this process, Sezer said:
“Moreover, our most important target market for the poultry industry is the EU, which is extremely advantageous in terms of logistics, will provide stability to our exports, and the sector’s imports are high. The most important goal of our industry is to open the export of poultry products to the EU. If these expectations and targets are realized, the exports of the aquaculture and animal products sector will easily exceed $5 billion, let alone $4.3 billion.
Especially in our poultry, fish and dairy products sectors; It should be known that having high opportunities in terms of capacity, quality and competitiveness can increase exports without causing inflation and supply problems in the domestic market. In addition to the great support we will provide to our economy by increasing exports, it will be possible to establish more comfortable domestic-foreign market balances and thus to create more balanced markets.”
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz