In the first quarter, Turkey's mandarin exports to Russia increased by 49% in terms of value and 37% in terms of quantity.
According to Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB), in the same period, Turkey exported 81.776 tons of mandarins to Russia and earned 49,834,922 USD (45.3 million Euro). Last year, Turkey exported 59.725 tons of mandarins in exchange of 33,549,324 USD (30.5 million Euro).
Trabzon, a city in the Black Sea Region, was the only mandarin exporter from the region. In this period, the city exported 14.638 tons of mandarins and earned 9,022,236 USD (8.2 million Euro).
The association's (DKIB) vice-chairman Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan announced that the 2019-2020 citrus season is going well and that they work towards the next season.
Pointing out to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global trade, Gurdogan stated that export costs are constantly increasing. "It is important to lower the export costs. State support is crucial to achieve a competitive position in the market. Our exporters's expectations are in the same line."