Veysel Memiş, Chairman of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB) said that they exported pulses, pastry products and vegetable oils the most.
Evaluating the region’s exports by product groups as of the third quarter, Chairman Veysel Memiş said that AHBİB member exporters achieved the highest export values in pulses, pastry products and vegetable oils.
“In the first nine months of the year, pulses products ranked first in the list of the product groups we exported the most, with an increase of 74 percent and a value of 440.5 million dollars. After pulses, which constitute 30 percent of the region’s exports, pastry products came in second place with an increase of 31 percent and a value of 309.8 million dollars and vegetable oils followed with an increase of 53 percent and a value of 191.5 million dollars. In the said period, the product we exported the most in all product groups was red lentils. Red lentils, of which we reached a value of 266.4 million dollars with an increase of 128 percent, constituted 18 percent of our regional exports,” Memiş said.
“Markets where we achieved record growth Malta, Vietnam and Benin”
Stating that they reached the highest export values in the Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese markets in the January-September period of 2022, Chairman Veysel Memiş announced that the strongest surges in export volume were achieved in the Malta, Vietnam and Benin markets.
“As of the third quarter, Iraq is the first in the list of countries to which we export the most, with a spike of 105 percent and a value of 401 million dollars, Syria is the second with a decrease of 9 percent and a value of 109.1 million dollars, lastly with a spike of 119 percent and a value of 55.3 million dollars Lebanon ranked third,” he added.
“When we examine the countries in which we have achieved the strongest rises in export volume, Malta was at the top of the list with a rise of 1,490 percent and a value of 3.1 million dollars. This country was followed by Vietnam with a rise of 674 percent and a value of 8.7 million dollars and Benin with rise of 565 percent and a value of 11.5 million dollars,” he concluded…