Veysel Memiş, Chairperson of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), evaluated the export figures of the sector in Turkiye along with AHBİB in cereals, pulses, oilseeds and products for May.
Veysel Memiş announced that the region’s exports reached 134 million dollars with an increase of 19.7 percent in this period. Stating that they exported to 133 countries and regions in May as AHBİB, Veysel Memiş noted that they provided 15.33 percent support to the sector’s exports in Turkiye, worth 874.4 million dollars in the said period.
Memiş said, “We aim to expand our share in the sector’s exports from 17 percent to 30 percent and to escalate our exports of 1.57 billion dollars last year by 35 percent in 2022. Our Association, which achieved value increases in 64 of the 133 countries we exported to in May, is advancing step by step towards the targets we have set. I would like to congratulate and thank our members, who continue to work with great devotion in the international markets despite the rises in logistics, commodity and energy costs and the risks of war, and who have added new ones to their export records.”
Most exports to Iraq, Syria and Ukraine in May…
Evaluating AHBİB’s exports in May according to product groups, Memiş explained, “In the 5th month of the year, the country to which we exported the most was Iraq with an increase of 235 percent and a value of 40.7 million dollars. This was followed by Syria with an increase of 30 percent and a value of 8.56 million dollars and Ukraine with an increase of 1371 percent and a value of 7.12 million dollars. In May, we also achieved remarkable gains in the markets of Tunisia, Benin, Vietnam, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Malta, Mozambique and Kazakhstan.”