Western Mediterranean exports exceeded $1 billion in 5 months

Umit Mirza Cavusoglu, Chairman of the Board of the Western Mediterranean Exporters’ Association (BAIB), announced that the exports of Antalya, Isparta and Burdur reached $1 billion 118 million 987 thousand in 5 months.

Umit Mirza Cavusoglu said that exports from the region continue uninterrupted.

Cavusoglu stated that they achieved an export of $204 million 848 thousand 214 from the region in May, an increase of 2.77% compared to the same month of the previous year. He noted that the exports realized between January 1 and May 31 increased by 7.98% compared to the same period of the previous year and reached $1 billion 118 million 987 thousand 393.

In May, the highest export was in the mining and metals sector.

Explaining that the most exports in May were realized in the natural stone-dominated mines and metals sector, Cavusoglu continued as follows:

“The mining and metals sector increased its exports by 15.44% compared to the same period of the previous year. With the end of the adverse weather conditions in the quarries in the summer months, the sector is expected to increase its exports even more. Fresh fruit and vegetables, one of the locomotive sectors of the region’s exports, decreased by 4% in May compared to last year.”

Cavusoglu stated that most of the exports from the region were made to China and Russia in the last month.

Noting that Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are also in the top 5, Cavusoglu stated that exports to Italy and the Netherlands increased remarkably.

Exports to Russia exceeded $60 million in 5 months

Explaining that China remained the largest market for the region despite the fact that it could not get rid of the effect of the epidemic in the first 5 months, Cavusoglu said, “While Germany is the second country to which we export the most, the recovery in exports to Russia continues. Exports to Russia, where exports stopped in the first days of the war, exceeded $60 million in 5 months.”

Emphasizing that they, as BAIB, continue their efforts to increase the region’s exports, Cavusoglu stated that in this direction, the wood and forestry products industry held productive business meetings in England and the mining industry in South Africa.

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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