Kazım Taycı, Chairman of the Board of Istanbul Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Association (İHBİR), said in his statement that the increase in the sector’s exports continued without slowing down despite all the negativities.
Stating that they are taking firm steps towards the target of $15 billion in exports at the start of the new year, Taycı noted that 6 sectors under cereals, pulses and oilseeds can easily find a market in Russia.
Reminding that they started 2023 with two big fairs such as PRODEXPO, which took place for the 30th time in Moscow in February, and Gulfood 2023 Food Fair, which took place in Dubai, Taycı said, “The important connections that all our food companies have made, especially with the PRODEXPO Fair, are that our exports to Russia are in March. It caused an increase of 586 percent. What we said at the beginning of the year and after the fairs with intense participation started to be reflected in the numbers gradually.” used the phrases.
“We believe that the best service we can do will be realized by increasing exports”
Kazım Taycı said that the first of the most important reasons for the increase in exports is the commercial dialogue between Russia and Turkey, and the second is the facilitation of the transition of the increased goods from the shrinking markets to other markets.
“Our next goal will be to increase our market diversity and our shelf share in the countries we enter through the fairs to be organized, foreign procurement committees and sectoral visits. We believe that the best service we can do is to increase exports. “We think that we can serve our citizens in the best way. As İHBİR, we have been continuing our aid campaigns that we started after the earthquake disaster since the first day. The region has not returned to normal yet, but we will continue to heal the wounds by joining hands with the state and the nation.”
İHBİR’s exports increased by 25.5 percent in the first quarter to reach 938 million dollars.
Meanwhile, İHBİR’s exports increased by 35 percent in March compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 371 million dollars, and its first quarter exports increased by 25.5 percent to 938 million dollars.
Turkey-wide exports of cereals in March increased by 17.3 percent compared to the same period of 2022 and amounted to 1 billion 127 million dollars. The first quarter exports of the sector increased by 7.9 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 2 billion 944 million dollars.
Last month, the Union exported $36 million to the USA with an increase of 57.8 percent, $24 million to Russia with an increase of 586 percent and $21.4 million to Algeria with an increase of 679 percent.
On the basis of goods groups, last month, sugar and sugar products were the most exported with 78.4 million dollars, while other food preparations took the second place with 76.7 million dollars, and pastry products took the third place with 57.7 million dollars.