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AEGEAN EXPORTERS REACH TO 190 COUNTRIES IN Q1…

Exports from EİB to 190 countries and regions in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021…

Aegean Exporters’ Associations increased (EİB) their exports to the EU by 13 percent in the first three months of 2021…

EİB’ exports soared by 18 percent in March and reached an export figure of 1 billion 286 million dollars.

In the first quarter of 2021, EİB, which brought 3 billion 515 million dollars to Turkey with an 8.5 percent rise in the January-March period, signed exports of 13 billion 278 million dollars in the last 1-year period.

EİB’s Coordinator Chairperson Jak Eskinazi said that they achieved to increase the exports to 105 countries and regions by reaching 190 different export markets in the first quarter of 2021.

Eskinazi said, “Our exports to the European Union reached a volume of 1 billion 681 million dollars with an rise of 13 percent in the first three months of 2021. While our exports to 18 EU countries increased in the first quarter of 2021, the share of the EU in the total exports of EİB was 48 percent and the share of the European continent in our exports was recorded as 55 percent. According to Eurostat’s data, as of the end of 2019, the top 10 countries where EU countries have invested the most are the USA with 24 percent, the United Kingdom with 21 percent, Switzerland with 11 percent, Canada and China with 4 percent.”

“With this much potential and geographical advantage, Turkey needs to attract more direct investments from the EU. In line with the green transformation of the industry and the new competitiveness to be created with the EU Green Deal, we are in a period where cooperation in every field gains more importance. In a new generation economy based on stakeholders, it is necessary to change the ground in our relations with the EU, as we did with the UK,” Eskinazi added.

Stating that Asia’s share in global industrial production is gradually expanding, Jak Eskinazi concluded, “In the first three months of 2021, EİB’s exports to 15 Asia-Pacific countries that signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) showed a rise while exports to Cambodia, which is a member of ASEAN, soared by 370 percent, 51 percent to Malaysia 1.3 percent to Singapore, 34 percent to Thailand and 101 percent to Vietnam. In addition, our exports to China increased by 1 percent, Japan 3 percent, South Korea 87 percent and New Zealand 12 percent.”

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