Turkiye’s salmon exports increased by 132 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year, reaching 130 million dollars
After reaching a weight of half a kilogram in established farms in inland waters, rainbow trout, which is grown in farms in the Black Sea and marketed as “Turkish salmon”, raises its importance in the aquaculture sector.
The export of Turkish salmon, which was 56 million dollars in 2020, soared by 132 percent in 2021 and reached 130 million dollars. Exports on the basis of quantity increased from 12.3 thousand tonnes to 22.8 thousand tonnes. Thus, the exports of the sector on the basis of quantity rose by 85 pct.
While the average export price of Turkish salmon was 4.56 dollars per kilogram in 2020, it increased by 25 percent to 5.72 dollars per kilogram in 2021.
Aegean region also ramped up its share in salmon exports. The amount of exports made through the Aegean Exporters’ Association (EİB), which was around 20 million dollars in 2020, went up by 111 pct last year to 43 million dollars.