Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman of the Board of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), announced that they realized exports of 1.57 billion dollars in 2021 with an increase of 34 percent compared to the previous year.
Hüseyin Arslan, who stated that as AHBİB, they received a 17 percent share from the sector’s exports of 9.15 billion dollars to the country in general, emphasized that they achieved export increases in nearly 150 countries.
Arslan also noted that the surge in global logistics costs provides a serious competitive advantage for Turkey, which is close to the European, Middle East and North African markets.
Arslan stated that the cereals, pulses and oilseeds industry, which produces solutions by turning to conventional methods in ship loading against the rise in freight prices and the crisis of not finding a container, is trying to make the most of the opportunities.
Arslan said, “In December, we achieved an export of 169.5 million dollars by expanding 53 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. We increased our regional exports, which were 1 billion 177 million dollars in 2020, to 1 billion 577 million dollars in 2021. As AHBİB, we achieved a rise of 34 percent compared to last year.”