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“OUR EXPORT TARGET IN CEREALS IS 13 BILLION DOLLARS”

Ahmet Tiryakioğlu, Chairman of the Board of Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly, stated that the export figures, which reached 7.2 billion dollars in the first eight months of the year, will reach 13 billion dollars in their year-end targets.

Tiryakioğlu said, “Our export expectations are quite high this year. I believe that Turkish industrialists and exporters are ready for these export figures as well.”

Ahmet Tiryakioğlu also drew attention to the rise in export figures after the pandemic process. “Türkiye has also prevented possible food crises in the world with its agriculture and production management in this process, our export figures of 7.2 billion dollars in the first eight months of 2022 will reach 13 billion dollars by the end of the year,” Tiryakioğlu added.

“STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF FOOD HAS COME TO THE FORE”

Pointing out that the strategic importance of food came to the forefront during the pandemic process and that countries gave serious tests in this regard, Tiryakioğlu explained, “We had two very bad years due to the pandemic. The strategic importance of food has also come to the fore in the world. The countries in the world have given very serious tests in this regard. I think we have successfully passed together with our farmers. I would like to emphasize that we need to be especially careful in positions where agriculture and food come to the fore.”

“Our country is in a very strategic position geographically. In particular, there is an axis shift in the world. While the majority of production was previously in Canada, America, Brazil and Uruguay, there has now been a serious shift in production in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan with the increase in cultivation. The production in these regions I have counted constitutes 35 percent of the total grain production in the world. As Turkish trade, industry and exporter, we have a reflexive and dynamic structure. Currently, as a result of our commercial relations with Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, we procure a significant amount of raw materials from these markets and export the added value we create to more than 200 countries. This is very important for our country,” he concluded…

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