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Eastern Black Sea Region exports exceeded the bar of $1.5 billion

In the Eastern Black Sea Region, exports amounted to $1 billion 514 million 486 thousand 467 in 2021. There was a 15% increase in exports from the provinces of Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane compared to last year.

Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane provinces in the Eastern Black Sea Region exceeded the bar of $1.5 billion in exports in 2021. Trabzon ranked first with $1 billion 183 million 889 thousand 624 in exports, which amounted to $1 billion 514 million 486 thousand 467 with an increase of 15% compared to the same period of the previous year. Rize ranked second with $207 million 348 thousand 185, Gumushane third with $67 million 407 thousand 717, and Artvin 4th with $55 million 840 thousand 941 in exports from the region.

In 2021, hazelnuts and their products were exported from the provinces of Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane with a maximum amount of $782 million 74 thousand 950. Fresh fruits and vegetables were exported with an export of $226 million 803 thousand 167, mineral and metal products were exported with $184 million 467 thousand 126, aquaculture and livestock products were exported with an export of $101 million 40 thousand 160, automotive industry with $46 million 802 thousand 244 exports and defense industry exports with $26 million 765 thousand 613 were made.

While exports were made to 128 different countries from the Eastern Black Sea Region in 2020, this figure increased to 138 in 2021. Exports were made to many different markets such as the Philippines, Ethiopia and Bolivia, which were not exported last year. The top 5 exporting countries from the region in 2021 were the Russian Federation, Germany, People’s Republic of China, and Georgia.

Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB), who evaluated the exports in 2021, said that Trabzon, while maintaining its place among the cities that exported over $1 billion in 2021, was one of the cities that made the biggest contribution to Turkey’s foreign trade deficit by importing only 7% of its exports.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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