73 million dollars worth of fishery products exported from the Eastern Black Sea in 8 months
According to the data of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), from the Eastern Black Sea Region in January-August 2020, 33.555 tons of fishery products were sold to 29 countries. During the period in question, the Russian Federation, Peru, France, Norway and Vietnam were the countries with the most exports.
In the January-August period, fishery exports realized to the Russian Federation with 22 million 125 thousand 379, Peru with 11 million 112 thousand 65, France with 8 million 39 thousand 154, Norway with 7 million 42 thousand 649 and Vietnam with 6 million 784 thousand 612 dollars.
The least exported countries were Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Kosovo. A total of 14 thousand 566 kilograms of products were exported to these countries, resulting in an income of 57 thousand 598 dollars.
While exports were made to 22 countries in the same period last year, sales were made to 29 countries, including Taiwan, Poland, Indonesia, Austria, Ukraine and the Netherlands in eight months.
In the January-August period of 2019, a profit of 54 million 823 thousand 470 dollars was obtained from the exports of 23 thousand 623 tons of fisheries products from the region.
Exports realized in the same period of this year increased 39.93 percent on amount and 33.15 percent on value basis compared to the previous year.
This year, Norway was the country with the highest increase in income among the export countries. In the 8-month period of last year, the export made to Norway, which was 365 thousand 974 dollars, reached 7 million 42 thousand 649 dollars this year.
Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DKIB, emphasized that the trend of increase in the exports of fisheries from the region continues.
Stating that the number of countries exported to has increased compared to the same period of the previous year, Kalyoncu said, “In the 8-month period of 2020, our fisheries exports increased to 73 million dollars. There was a 40 percent increase in quantity and 33 percent in value.”
Kalyoncu underlined that they believe the interest in Turkish seafood, which stands out in terms of taste, will continue to increase in the coming months.