Rize earned $2 million 869 thousand 310 from tea exports in the January-April period of this year.
Eastern Black Sea Exporters Union Deputy Chairman of the Board Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan said that tea was exported to 19 countries from Rize in the 4 months of the year.
Stating that $2 million 869 thousand 310 were obtained in return for 1045 tons of tea in this period, Gurdogan said, “Belgium, Ukraine and the USA were the countries that sold the most tea. $1 million 660 thousand 323 of tea was exported to Belgium, $297 thousand 873 to Ukraine and $152 thousand 978 to the USA.”
Drawing attention to the increasing number of export countries, Gurdogan underlined that tea was exported to the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Malta and Albania in January-April 2022, unlike the same period last year.
“We continue our efforts to increase our country’s diversity”
Emphasizing that they have high expectations from tea exports, Gurdogan said:
“In this context, we believe that we will complete exports with much better numbers. In addition, we continue our work at full speed to increase our country diversity. In this context, we have a UR-GE project that we will start with our tea companies in Rize in June. With this project, on the one hand, we will increase our exports with the power of clustering and branding by establishing cooperation among the companies in the sector, and on the other hand, we will try to reach potential markets with the purchase and trade delegations we will carry out.”
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz