The Turkish aquaculture and animal products sector decorated the world's tables for 3 meals a day, increasing its exports by 28 percent in the last year, climbing from 2 billion 350 million dollars to 3 billion dollars 6 million dollars. For the first time in the history of the industry, it exceeded the 3 billion dollar threshold.
The aquaculture and animal products sector, which has reached its export target of 2023 billion dollars for 2,5 by the end of 2020 and increased its 2023 target to 3,5 billion dollars, draws an image that will easily reach its 2023 target, which it has increased.
Eight-month exports exceeded 2 billion dollars
The exports of the Turkish aquaculture and animal products sector in the January-August period of 2021 are; increased by 37 percent from 1 billion 524 million dollars to 2 billion 82 million dollars.
Underlining that the increase in the demand for fish, white meat, eggs, dairy products and honey products, which increase the body's resistance during the pandemic period, has brought export records, Sinan Kızıltan, Chairman of the Sector Board of the Turkish Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters' Association, said that in this way, the fisheries and animal products sector He stated that exports exceeded 3 billion dollars for the first time.
Explaining that the aquaculture and animal products sector has the biggest share with 2021 million dollars in exports of 2 billion 82 million dollars in the export of 880 billion 499 million dollars in the January-August period of 238, Kızıltan said, “The poultry industry consists of 737 million dollars from poultry meat and 268 million dollars from egg exports. It reached an export figure of 2020 million dollars. The dairy products sector earned $17 million in foreign currency. The dairy products industry raised China, for which it gained export rights, to its leading position in 180. While our honey export was XNUMX million dollars, we obtained XNUMX million dollars of foreign exchange income from other products within the scope of our sector.
Crete: “We are in front of humanity for three meals a day”
Bedri Girit, President of the Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters' Association, emphasized that as the seafood and animal products sector, they offer three meals a day to humanity in healthy foods that meet the body's protein needs, and emphasized that they turned this situation into an advantage.
Reminding that the aquaculture and animal products sector reached its export target of 2023 billion dollars for 2,5 by the end of 2020, and increased its 2023 target to 3,5 billion dollars, Girit said, “Eggs, honey and dairy products for breakfast, chicken for lunch, and dinner for dinner. We offer the fish option. That's why we were less affected by the pandemic process than other sectors. We have the potential to carry our exports, which were 2020 billion 2 million dollars in 450, to 2021 billion 3 million dollars by the end of 250. We believe that with the increase in exports we will realize in 2022 and 2023, we will easily achieve the 2023 billion dollars export target that we set for the end of 3,5”.
Billions of people in 152 countries preferred
Expressing that healthy, protein-rich aquatic products, poultry meat, eggs, dairy products and honey products were preferred by billions of people in 2021 countries in the January-August period of 152, Girit concluded his words as follows: “Turkey supplies fisheries and animal products to 152 countries. While exporting, Iraq maintained its top position with 334 million dollars. While the aquaculture and animal products sector exported 2020 million dollars to the Russian Federation in the January-August period of 71, it increased its exports to 2021 million dollars with a record increase of 175 percent in the eight-month period of 196. Italy took the third step of the list with an export of 108 million dollars.”