Exports From Southeastern Anatolia To E.U. On Rise

GAZIANTEP - Exports from Southeastern Anatolia to EU member countries increased 44.3 percent in the first quarter of 2007, when compared to the same period of last year.

According to Southeastern Anatolia Exporters' Unions (GAIB), exports from the region to EU countries reached nearly 193 million USD in the first quarter of 2007. It was approximately 133.7 million USD in the Q1 of 2006.

GAIB also announced that total value of exports from the region during January-March period was 609.6 million USD, -- a 16.6 percent increase over the last year's figures.

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