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BEDRİ GİRİT: 2022 EXPORT TARGET OF DAIRY PRODUCTS TO CHINA IS 180 MILLION DOLLARS

2022 target for export of dairy products to China is 180 million dollars…

Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association Chairperson Bedri Girit said that they foresee exports to China as 80 million dollars at the end of this year and we want to increase this to 180 million dollars for the next year.”

Bedri Girit

Dairy products exports from Turkey to China, which opened its doors to Turkish dairy producers for the first time in May last year, reached approximately 52 million dollars in 9 months of this year.

According to the data compiled from the Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB), Turkish companies that exported milk and dairy products worth 14.6 million dollars to China from May to the end of 2021, expanded their market shares.

Milk and dairy product exports to China increased to 51 million 400 thousand dollars in 9 months this year…

Whey constituted half of the dairy product exports to the country. While 26 million 250 thousand dollars worth of whey was exported from Turkey to China, approximately 500 thousand dollars of cheese was sent too.

Other items of exports were dairy products such as yogurt and cream…

Bedri Girit stated that the biggest target of food exporting companies has been the Far East for many years.

Whey

Emphasizing that the milk and dairy products sector entered the Chinese market as a result of the cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Girit said, “This country (China) accredited 52 companies in the first place. At the moment, we have reached 56 companies. Our goal is to rise this number even higher. We also want to add more value-added products besides whey.”

Indicating that they exported 14.6 million dollars of dairy products last year, Girit explained, “We foresee exports to China as 80 million dollars at the end of this year. We want to increase this figure to 180 million dollars for the next year.”

Pointing out that the industry mainly sends its products to Chinese food industrialists in the first place, Girit added, “We have reached the end consumer this year. Our labneh type products are on the shelves. We exported mozzarella cheese for about 200 thousand dollars. Our companies have taken their places on the shelves of China with their brands here. We want to increase such products.”

Labneh cheese

Noting that the search for new markets continues, Girit concluded, “We have studies on Hong Kong and the Philippines as well. Our ministries are already putting a lot of effort.”

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