In the 3-month period covering January-March 2021, exports to the Russian Federation from Trabzon province reached 49 million 808 thousand 140 dollars. There was a 55 percent increase in exports compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the first quarter of the year, almost all of the products exported from Trabzon to the Russian Federation consisted of fresh fruit and vegetable products with an export of 41 million 827 thousand 664 dollars and fish exports of 7 million 699 thousand 401 dollars.
Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), stated that exports from Trabzon to the Russian Federation, which had a significant leap in exports in the first quarter of the year, also boosted at a high rate compared to the same period of the previous year.
Kalyoncu said that among the provinces of the Black Sea Region, the most exports to the Russian Federation were made from Trabzon. Kalyoncu also underlined that traditionally fresh fruit and vegetable products have been exported from Trabzon to the Russian Federation for years.
“Exporters from Trabzon region in the Russian Federation market are pioneers in the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables with their years of experience and investments in this field. In addition export of Black Sea Salmon from the Eastern Black Sea Region and Trabzon to the Russian Federation has also made significant progress in recent years,” Kalyoncu noted.
“Black Sea Salmon rose to the 2nd place in the ranking of the most exported products from Trabzon. We expect further increase in exports as Trabzon has the advantage of offering products to the Russian market as soon as possible due to its strong logistics and experience infrastructure,” Kalyoncu concluded…