Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Vice President of Sector Board Association Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan, said in a statement to reporters, Turkey’s exports in the first half of the year to Russia increased by 3 compared to the same period last year and reached to 1 billion 787 million 321 thousand dollars.
Emphasizing that mostly fruit and vegetable products have been exported to Russia as always, Gürdoğan stated, “Despite the outbreak, this performance is the result of our hard work.”
Indicating that Turkish exporters are keeping their exports in an increasing trend, Gürdoğan added:
“Despite the fact that many countries’ exports to the Russian Federation came to a halt, Turkish exporters supported the Russian customers by selling them at a cost and even at a loss, if necessary, with great devotion. The most important factor in the high increase in our fresh fruit and vegetable exports is the trust of Russian consumers. During this period, they saw that Turkish products were the most reliable and preferred. This situation brought us a high rate of increase in the sector’s exports.”