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MUHAMMET OZTURK: AEGEAN CEREALS, PULSES AND OILSEED EXPORTERS WILL REACH 1 BILLION DOLLARS

Press release…

Aegean Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds Exporters’ Association, which has been successful in exports, increased its exports to 687 million dollars with a spike of 64 percent in the January-August period of 2022.

Muhammet Öztürk

In the last one-year period from September 25, 2021 to September 24, 2022, exports of cereals, pulses, oilseeds rose by 70 percent in the Aegean region and reached 981 million dollars.

Emphasizing that the cereals, pulses, oilseeds sector has been consistently successful since the first month of 2022, Muhammet Öztürk, Chair of the Association, said, “While we experienced more than 60 percent hike in exports in January and February, we witnessed records of up to 200 percent in the last period. In the first 8 months of 2022, we ramped up our exports of cereals, pulses, oilseeds to 687 million dollars with a rise of 64 percent.”

“We gave the signals that we would exceed 1 billion dollars in the first quarter. In the last one-year period from September 25, 2021 to September 24, 2022, our exports increased by 70 percent and reached 981 million dollars. We continue to break records in September as well, and we succeeded in increasing our exports by 115 percent in the 20-day period,” Öztürk added.

“Our cereals, pulses, oilseeds sector has increased its exports to 10.8 billion dollars in the last one-year period throughout Türkiye. In the last one-year period, the share of our sector in the export of 25.1 billion dollars of agricultural products up to 43 percent.

With the Grain Corridor agreement, Türkiye’s facilitating role was highly appreciated all over the world. We hope to see the positive impact of this on our Turkish cereals, pulses and oilseeds sector in the coming period,” he concluded…

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