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AGRICULTURAL SECTORS KEEP AEGEAN EXPORTS ALIVE!

Press release…

While Türkiye realized an export of 19 billion 375 million dollars in January with a rise of 10 percent, Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) contributed 1 billion 433 million dollars to this figure by increasing its exports by 5 percent in January.

In the export of 1 billion 433 million dollars realized by Aegean Exporters’ Associations in January, agricultural products were represented with 603 million dollars with a hike of 27 percent.

Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, which exports the most among the Agriculture and Food Associations, left January behind with 112 million dollars with a rise of 3 percent.

Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association brought 100 million dollars to the country with an increase of 8 percent, and the Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association brought 95 million dollars to the country.

Jak Eskinazi

Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Association ramped up its exports by 60 percent to 81 million dollars.

Aegean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds Exporters’ Association escaleted its exports to 76 million dollars with an increase of 21 percent.

Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association and Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association achieved an export of 67 million dollars with an acceleration of 7 percent.

Explaining that 9 Associations increased their exports and 3 Associations lagged behind last year’s performance, EIB’s Chair Jak Eskinazi said, “Despite this difficult conjuncture, we started 2023 with a 5 percent hike. The share of our agricultural exporters in EİB’s exports soared from 34 percent to 42 percent.”

“We can say that our agriculture sector keeps the exports of our region alive. We foresee that our agricultural exports will exceed 7 billion dollars in the next three months,” he added…

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