The “İKMİB Stars of Export Award Ceremony”, organised by the Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (İKMİB) in order to honour and encourage the successful exporters of the chemical industry, was held for the 6th time this year with the attendance of Mr. Rıza Tuna Turagay, Deputy Minister of Trade of Turkey. Toros Agri, the leader of its sector, was announced the “chemical fertilisers export champion” for the fourth time in a row with its exports reaching 455,418 tons in 2020.
Hakan Göral, Vice President of Tekfen Holding in charge of the Agri-Industry Group, said, “Our ability to make quick decisions and an effective pandemic management, as well as keeping our export channels open, played a key role in attaining this success. In 2020, we realised a total sales of 2,123,290 tonnes, of which 1,667,871 tonnes were sold in the domestic market and 455,418 tonnes through exports. Thus, despite all the challenges in the market, we raised our sales figures above that of 2019. We also increased our exports by 33% compared to the previous year. We exported to 11 different countries, from India to Spain, with India, Kenya, Mozambique, and Ukraine taking the top four spots on the list. We also managed to increase our fertiliser exports to Romania by 57% compared to that of 2019.”