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BEDRI GIRIT: WE SET AN EXPORT TARGET OF 5 BILLION DOLLARS FOR 2026

Press release…

The aquaculture and animal products sector, which brought 4 billion 66 million dollars of foreign currency to Türkiye in 2022 by supplying the world’s protein needs, set an export target of 5 billion dollars for 2026.

Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association (ESÜHİB) Chairperson Bedri Girit stated that they have been one of the star sectors of exports since the beginning of the 2000s, they have increased their exports every year for 22 years and reached 4 billion 66 million dollars at the end of 2022. He emphasized that they managed to exceed the export target of 5 billion dollars by 566 million dollars a year ago and that they aim to export 5 billion dollars for 2026.

Bedri Girit

Speaking at the ESÜHİB 2022 financial general assembly meeting held at the Aegean Exporters’ Association (EIB), Girit said, “The aquaculture sector made the biggest contribution to our export of 4 billion 66 million dollars with an export of 1 billion 637 million dollars. The seafood industry was followed by the poultry meat and egg industry with an export of 1 billion 492 million dollars. While poultry meat is exported for 1 billion 95 million dollars, our egg export is 397 million dollars; as for our milk and dairy products sector, it showed an export performance of 505 million dollars. While the honey sector brought 45 million dollars to the country, 383 million dollars of foreign exchange was obtained from the export of other products. As the Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, we took a 39 percent share from the total export of our sector with 1.6 billion dollars of exports and continued to be the Association that exports the most.”

Aegean’s 2026 target is 2 billion dollars…

Underlining that the world cuisines are working to meet the need for 3 meals of protein, Girit explained, “While our sector’s overall export target for the country is 5 billion dollars for 2026, as our Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, we want to contribute 2 billion dollars to this goal. For this purpose, we have completed our promotional films in aquaculture, poultry meat and honey sectors to promote our sectors. We provide the screening of international fairs, trade delegations, sectoral meetings, etc… We started to work on a promotional film in the milk and dairy products sector. We also carry out intensive studies on social media to promote Turkish fish abroad.”

“We continue TURQUALITY projects in the Far East and USA markets. We represent our country in international and national sectoral organizations. In the next 3 years, we will intensely continue with the fair, trade delegation, procurement committee and URGE (Product development) projects,” Girit added….

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