Turkish salmon exports from the Black Sea hit $46 million for the first half of 2022

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In the first 7 months of 2022, Turkey exported 6,477 tons of salmon from the Black Sea, worth $46,461,751 and marking an annual increase of 101 percent, Turkish media reported.

Eastern Black Sea Exporters Union Supervisory Board Member and Deputy Chairman of the Fisheries Sector Committee İlker Yıldırım announced the figures, highlighting how Turkish salmon was exported from the region to 11 countries between January and July, TRT Haber reported.

“In the same period of last year, $23,158,183 dollars were obtained from the export of 4,629 tons of Turkish salmon from the region. Thus, exports from the Black Sea increased 40 percent in quantity and 101 percent in value compared to the same period of the previous year,” Yıldırım said.

“Russia, Vietnam and Japan became the top three countries to export the most. During this period, Turkish salmon was exported to Russia for 20 million 987 thousand 825 dollars, to Vietnam for 11 million 979 thousand 942 dollars and to Japan 4 million 678 thousand 635 dollars. In the 7 months of the year, there was an increase of 44 percent in value in exports to Russia, 82 percent in exports to Vietnam, and 261 percent in exports to Japan,” Yıldırım added.

With the significant increase in export figures for the first half of 2022, compared with the previous period, Yıldırım expects exports fully-year export figures to be equally strong.