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TURKISH ANIMAL PRODUCTS EXPORTS INCREASE BY 12.45 PERCENT IN Q1…

Animal products exports increased by 12.45 percent in the first quarter…

Turkey’s aquaculture and animal products exports boosted by 12.45 percent in the January-March period of this year compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 674 million dollars. İSHİB Chairperson Müjdat Sezer said, “Our industry has a share of 1.5 percent from the total exports of 50.02 billion dollars in Turkey.”

Müjdat Sezer, Chairperson of the Istanbul Aquaculture and Animal Products Exporters’ Association (İSHİB), who made a statement regarding the export of the animal products sector, said that the agricultural sector exports rose by 10.1 percent to 6.6 billion dollars in the first three months of the year and industrial sector exports increased by 15.6 percent. He reported that 37.2 billion dollars and the mining sector exports rose 29.9 percent to 1.2 billion dollars.

Sezer stated that the fisheries and animal products sector expanded its exports to 674 million dollars in the January-March period of 2021, increasing by 12.45 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Pointing out that animal products exports increased by 12.45 percent in the January-March period of the year compared to the same period of the previous year, Sezer noted, “The fisheries and animal products sector has a share of 1.5 percent in our exports of 50.02 billion dollars in Turkey. In the same period, the exports of the Istanbul Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association went up by 3.8 percent and realized an export amount of approximately 190 million dollars. The Association increased its exports by 14.5 percent in March compared to the same month of the previous year and exported more than 66 million dollars.”

Most exports to Iraq with 92 million dollars…

“The top 5 sub-sectors of the aquaculture and animal products sector, to which the most exports were made in the January-March period of 2021; Fisheries products with 304 million dollars, poultry meat with 136 million dollars, eggs with 84 million dollars, milk and dairy products with 80.6 million dollars and natural honey with 6.3 million dollars,” Sezer added.

Sezer gave the following information about the markets to which the sector exports the most: “In January-March 2021, the top 5 countries to which the aquaculture and animal products sector exports the most are Iraq with 92 million dollars, Russia with 57 million dollars, Italy with 39 million dollars, Germany with 29 million dollars and The Netherlands 28 million dollars respectively. In the same period, the three countries with the highest increase among the top 20 exports were China, Russia and Oman, respectively. In the said period, the 3 countries that showed the highest decrease in the top 20 exports were the Netherlands, Iraq and Japan respectively.”

Mentioning that Turkey is the EU’s largest supplier of aquaculture products, Sezer also underlined that there is a significant amount of exports to Japan in aquaculture products and that the Chinese market was opened last year.

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