In the first quarter of 2022, Mediterranean Exporters’ Associations (AKİB) achieved an export of 4 billion 720 million dollars with an increase of 46 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
AKİB Coordinator Chair Nejdat Sin stated that Mediterranean exporters, who achieved the highest increase in foreign sales volume among 14 general secretariats across Turkey in the January-March period, broke foreign sales records at rates exceeding 31 times in the Singapore, Saudi Arabian and Dutch markets.
Sin also emphasized that the exports of the region reached the highest first quarter performance in the history of the Republic, with the export of 1 billion 809 million dollars of the AKİB export family in March.
Sin said, “At a time when the multidimensional effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine are felt seriously in the global arena, considering the rise in commodity prices continues, rises in energy consumption costs, uncertainties and rising risks, our country and our region have once again confirmed that it is a reliable production and supply centre.”
“I sincerely congratulate each and every one of the AKİB export family, which has achieved significant successes and whose number is up to 22 thousand,” Sin added.
Evaluating the liberalization of transit quotas with Romania as an important achievement in foreign sales to the European Union, the largest market, Sin concluded, “As AKİB, we are taking firm steps towards reaching our target we set for 2022 which is 20 billion dollars in exports. We are in an endeavour to make the best use of the efforts of our farmers and manufacturers in international markets in order to continue to increase our strong support for our country’s exports.”