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Press release…

The spices of thousands of dishes cooked on world tables are sent by Aegean exporters. In the first half of 2022, while Turkiye exported 105.7 million dollars of spices, exporters who are members of the Aegean Exporters’ Association realized the majority of 67 million dollars of this export.

While the use of spices by taste lovers in food is increasing day by day throughout the world, spice exports from the Aegean Region increased from 64.8 million dollars to 67 million 58 thousand dollars in the January-June period of 2022, an increase of 3 percent compared to the same time period of the previous year.

Exporting dozens of spices from oregano to black cumin, from laurel to sumac, from cumin to anise, from linden to sage in 2022, members of Aegean Exporters’ Associations continued to flavour the dishes cooked in world cuisines.

Informing that Turkiye’s spice export in the first half of 2022 is 105 million 778 thousand dollars, Ege Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association Vice Chairman of the Board Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu stated that 64 percent of this export is made by exporters who are members of Aegean Exporters’ Associations.

We aim to export 1 billion dollars in the spice industry…

Explaining that the Aegean Exporters’ Association has been carrying out the TURQUALITY Project for 4 years in order to rise the awareness and export of Turkish food products in the US market, Tarakçıoğlu said, “One of the most important pillars of this project was the promotion of Turkish spices. We intensified our promotions in the western regions where the use of spices is more common in the USA. Our aim is to make production that is sensitive to the environment, by fulfilling the traceability and sustainability conditions in our production and to implement projects that will inform our producers in this direction. To regularly ramp up the export of Turkish spices produced on the basis of traceability and sustainability. We aim to boost our spice export, which is currently in the range of 200-250 million dollars per year, to the level of 1 billion dollars”.

Spice exporters under the umbrella of Aegean Exporters’ Associations are also under the umbrella of Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association and Aegean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds Exporters’ Association…

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