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In the first half of the year, $662 million were exported from the Eastern Black Sea Region

In the Eastern Black Sea region, $662 million 120 thousand 988 were exported from Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane in the January-June period.

Saffet Kalyoncu, Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB), in the first half of the year, $484 million 510 thousand 217 were exported from Trabzon, $106 million 689 thousand 919 from Rize, $39 million 688 thousand 424 from Gumushane, $31 million 232 thousand were exported from Artvin.

Explaining that hazelnut is the leading sector with $250 million 658 thousand 937, Kalyoncu said that mining products are in the second place with $103 million 138 thousand 855, and fresh fruits and vegetables are in the third place with $102 million 652 thousand 509. It was stated that aquaculture and livestock products are in the fourth place with $78 million 952 thousand 695, and vehicles and sub-industry are in the fifth place with $21 million 534 thousand 405.

The country to which the most exports are made is Italy.

Pointing out that $662 million 120 thousand 988 were exported to 128 countries from the region in the first half of the year, Kalyoncu said that the top 5 exporting countries were Italy, Russian Federation, Germany, Georgia and People’s Republic of China, respectively.

Pointing out that there has been a significant increase in exports to Belgium, Peru, Vietnam, Denmark, Belarus, Japan, Egypt and Chile, Kalyoncu stated that, unlike the same period of last year, exports were made to 14 more countries, primarily Ireland, Slovenia and Zambia.

Explaining that the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine had a negative impact on the region’s exports, Kalyoncu said that in the first 6 months of the year, there was a 19% decrease in exports to the Russian Federation and a 23% decrease in exports to Ukraine.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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