According to the data compiled from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), 1,657 tons of seafood was exported to 10 countries in the first quarter of the year and 8 million 595 thousand 338 dollars were earned in return.
In the same period of the previous year, 3 million 887 thousand 736 dollars were earned from 716 tons of seafood exports to 7 countries.
Fishery exports from the Eastern Black Sea region increased by 132 percent in value and 121 percent in value compared to the same period last year.
Exports to the Russian Federation also increased by 109 percent…
In this period, the Russian Federation ranked first with a share of 6 million 742 thousand 685 dollars. 1147 tons of seafood was sold to this country.
In the same period of the previous year, 550 tons of water products were exported to Russia and 3 million 225 thousand 293 dollars were earned in return.
Thus, seafood exports from the Eastern Black Sea to Russia increased by 108 percent in value and 109 percent in value compared to the same period of the previous year.
“Fishery exports are increasing every year”
DKİB Chairman of the Board Saffet Kalyoncu, in a statement to the AA (Anatolian Agency) reporter, said that the export of seafood has shown an important breakthrough in recent years and has been increasing every year.
Pointing out that the Black Sea salmon has reached a significant volume in the export from the Eastern Black Sea, Kalyoncu said, “We are expecting a great amount of exports from the region, especially to the Russian Federation and we are hopeful that the exports will reach higher figures in the coming period because of the quality and taste of the exported products.”
Kalyoncu also stated that the transportation costs from the region to the Far East countries, especially Japan and Vietnam, are very important factors in terms of competitiveness, so that the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control and accordingly the markets return to their normal levels. He added that they would make attempts before the competent authorities to make discounts on aircraft transportation charges.