Turkey earned $8.2 million from anchovy exports

1751 tons of anchovy were exported from Turkey to 28 countries, especially France, in the 2021-2022 fishing season. The export in question increased by 32% in quantity and 23% in value compared to last season.

Anchovy exports from Turkey in the 2021-2022 hunting season increased by 23% compared to the previous season and reached $8 million 267 thousand 741.

According to the AA reporter’s compilation from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB), 1751 tons of anchovy were exported to 28 countries during the aquaculture hunting season that started on September 1, 2021 and ended on April 15, 2022. A revenue of $8 million 267 thousand 741 was obtained from the said foreign sale.

Accordingly, exports increased by 32% in quantity and 23% in value compared to the previous season, which earned $6 million 733 thousand 879 in return for 1328 tons of anchovy.

France, Belgium and Germany were the countries that exported the most anchovies.

In the 2021-2022 fishing season, exports to France increased by 16% compared to the previous season and reached $2 million 493 thousand 511. Anchovy was exported to Belgium for $2 million 185 thousand 719 and to Germany for $1 million 344 thousand 82.

Unlike last season, anchovy was also sold to Romania, Oman, Qatar, Syria and Kenya.


Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of DKİB, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the increase in anchovy exports is very important.

Stating that the number of exporting countries has also increased, Gurdogan stated that exporting anchovy as a processed product in the form of canned made a significant contribution to this increase.

Emphasizing that despite the fact that the anchovy hunt was not at the desired level in the season, it is an important success for the exports to catch the increase trend, Gurdogan expressed that they hope that exports will reach much higher points in the coming seasons, with companies selling anchovy as processed products with added value.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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