The export of Rainbow Trout, which has become one of the important export products of the Black Sea region, which is a subspecies of the trout, is known as Black Sea Salmon in the domestic market and has become a brand as Turkish Salmon in foreign markets, continues without slowing down.
While exporting 6,776 tonnes of Turkish Salmon worth 35.5 million dollars from Trabzon and Rize provinces in 2021, exports soared by 21 pct in quantity and by 42 pct in value.
The biggest buyer of Turkish Salmon exported to 12 different countries from Trabzon and Rize was the Russian Federation, while Vietnam, Japan and the People’s Republic of China were listed as the other countries with the highest exports.
Due to the increasing demand by Russian consumers, 61 pct of the region’s Black Sea Salmon exports were made to the Russian Federation, while exports to Vietnam increased by 162 pct, exports to Japan by 82 pct and exports to the People’s Republic of China by 2081 pct.
Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Associations (DKİB), who made evaluations on the subject, said, “While exports were made to 10 countries from the region in 2020, this figure increased to 12 in 2021. We find it very valuable that distant markets such as the USA, Canada and Thailand are among the new export markets.”
“However, the added value produced by the sector is surging day by day. When the export figures are analyzed, it is seen that the rise in value is higher than the rise in quantity and the export value per kilogram has grown. The increase in added value is also an indication that the industry is making progress day by day,” Gürdoğan added…