Mediterranean Exporters’ Associations (AKIB) Coordinator President Nejdat Sin reported that they realized $11 billion 310 million of foreign sales in the first 9 months of the year. In September, the most exports were made to Iraq, Netherlands and Spain.
Mediterranean Exporters’ Associations (AKIB) Coordinator President Nejdat Sin stated in his written statement that the exports of AKIB-affiliated unions in September increased by 62% compared to the same period of the previous year and reached $1.48 billion.
Evaluating foreign sales on a sectoral basis, Sin said, “All our unions increased their exports in September. Our Chemicals and Products Exporters’ Association, which achieved an export of $438.6 million with an increase of 93% this month, took the first place. With an increase of 82% and a value of $432.6 million, our Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association took the second place, and our Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association ranked third with an increase of 48% and a value of $142.1 million.”
Sin said that most of the exports were made to Iraq, the Netherlands and Spain in September and continued as follows:
“We reached an export value of $112.8 million with an increase of 24% in the Iraqi market, $87.4 million in the Netherlands with an increase of 270%, and $86 million in Spain with an increase of 36%. In the countries where we achieved the highest increase in export volume, Romania ranked second after the Netherlands with an increase of 159% and a value of $74.6 million, and Lebanon took the third place with an increase of 146% and a value of $36 million. These countries were followed by Israel with an increase of 117% and a value of $59.4 million, and Italy with an increase of 115% and a value of $75.1 million. Regional exports reached $11 billion 310 million with an increase of 46% in the January-September period of 2021.”
Sin added that they intensified their efforts to start exporting and increase the number of exporting companies, adding that the number of members reached 20 thousand in September.
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz