Veysel Memiş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), said that they succeeded in boosting exports on a value basis with the increase in export unit prices in the January-March period of 2023, despite the difficulties in global trade, recession concerns, geopolitical risks and the effects of Kahramanmaraş-centred earthquakes.
Stating that they exported to 160 countries in the first quarter of the year, Veysel Memiş said, “As AHBİB, we achieved a performance of 508.2 million dollars with an increase of 6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and enhanced our export unit price to 0.96 dollars with an increase of 6.3 percent.”
“We supported the sector’s exports in Türkiye by 17.26 percent”
Veysel Memiş indicated that AHBİB, which achieved an export of 188 million dollars with a rise of 6 percent in March, supported the country’s sectoral foreign sales of 2.94 billion dollars in the first three months of the year, by 17.26 percent. He also noted that they evaluated 530 thousand 809 tonnes of products in international markets between January and March of 2023.
Discussing the region’s exports according to product groups, Chairman Veysel Memiş said, “Our Association reached the highest export values in pulses, pastry products and vegetable oils in the first quarter of the year. Pulses ranked first with 26 percent increase and 176.8 million dollars, pastry products ranked second with 17 percent increase and 97.6 million dollars and vegetable oils ranked third with 53.7 million dollars.”
“During the said period, AHBİB’s most exported product group was red lentils. Our Association reached 118 million dollars of export in red lentils with a hike of 20 percent. This product accounted for 23 percent of our regional exports in the first quarter of the year,” he added…