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919 million 510 thousand dollars of export was realized from the Eastern Black Sea Region

Exports from 4 provinces in the Eastern Black Sea Region in the January-August period amounted to 919 million 510 thousand dollars.

Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), stated that the exports from Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gümüşhane, which are in their areas of responsibility, in the 8-month period of this year increased by 10 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 919 million 510 thousand 417 dollars. reported.

Kalyoncu emphasized that exports from Trabzon reached 714 million 598 thousand 253 dollars in this period, with an increase of 6 percent compared to last year.

Stating that in the said period, exports from Artvin decreased by 5 percent to 36 million 462 thousand 403 dollars, Kalyoncu said that exports from Rize increased by 42 percent to 125 million 878 thousand 152 dollars, and exports from Gümüşhane increased by 44 percent to 42 million 571 thousand dollars. He stated that it rose to $ 609.

Kalyoncu stated that 470 million 802 thousand 97 dollars of exports were made in hazelnuts and products, 129 million 72 thousand 274 dollars in fresh fruit and vegetable products, 108 million 219 thousand 213 dollars in mineral and metal products, and 73 million 777 thousand 298 dollars in exports. drew attention to the aquaculture sector.

Stating that exports were made to 125 countries from the Eastern Black Sea Region in 8 months, Kalyoncu said:

“The top 5 exporting countries are Italy, Russian Federation, Germany, People’s Republic of China and Georgia, respectively. Exports from these countries to Italy increased by 34 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, and to the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. As can be seen from the recently announced second quarter growth rates of the Turkish economy, the 10.8 percent contribution of exports of goods and services to the growth rate clearly demonstrates how important exports are for our country’s economy. Similar to the high contribution of our exports to the growth rates, the biggest added value for the Eastern Black Sea economy is provided by the export item.”


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