Istanbul Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (İHBİR) announced the export figures for April and January-April.
Accordingly, İHBİR’s exports in April amounted to 279 million dollars. The exports of the grain industry in Turkey in April, on the other hand, increased by 6.93 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 867.8 million dollars.
Thus, Turkey’s overall January-April exports of the grain industry increased by 7.37 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and rose to 3.8 billion dollars. IHBIR’s January-April exports, on the other hand, increased by 15 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 1 billion 211 million dollars.
In April, the top three countries to which the grain industry exports the most were Iraq, the USA and Syria, respectively. While exports to Iraq reached 157.9 million dollars with an increase of 13.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, exports to the USA, which ranked second, increased by 62.9 percent to 73.8 million dollars.
On the other hand, exports to Syria amounted to 36.5 million dollars with a decrease of 18 percent in April. In terms of commodity groups, the highest export was realized in pastry products with 199.7 million dollars, milling products ranked second with 140.3 million dollars, and vegetable oils ranked third with 133.7 million dollars.
Kazım Taycı, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Istanbul Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Association (İHBİR), whose views are included in the statement, said: PRODEXPO 2023, which was held for the 30th time in Moscow, the capital of Russia, Gulfood 2023 Food Fair, which opened its doors in Dubai, and finally Germany. He stated that they accelerated the increase in exports with the Biscuit, Chocolate and Confectionery Fair ISM 2023 fairs held in Istanbul.
Pointing out that there is a great interest in Turkish stands at the fairs, Taycı said, “We are a producer country with high quality production and affordable prices. Therefore, there is a great interest in the Turkish pavilions in the fair with many different sectors. As Turkish companies, we add mobility to the fairs.” made its assessment.
Stating that there are serious opportunities especially in the Russian market, Taycı said, “At this point, we are one of the most important gates of Russia to the world. All six sectors under cereals, pulses and oilseeds can easily find a market in Russia.”
“We continue to increase our market diversity abroad and on the shelves”
Expressing that the exports of the sector showed a good performance in April, as every month, Taycı underlined that they are in close contact with South America and Far East countries by speeding up their export strategy to distant countries in 2023 in line with the target set by the Ministry of Commerce.
Taycı said, “As İHBİR, we continue to increase our market diversity abroad and on the shelves with each passing day.” used the phrases.
Reiterating that they have set a target of 15 billion dollars for this year, Taycı added that they expect intense participation for the WorldFood Istanbul Fair, which will be held at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center between 6-9 September.