BANDIRMA EXCHANGE OF COMMODITY
Bandırma is a city developing continuously with a wealth that is considerable in a social, cultural and economic sense due to its location. It attracts attentions with its easy access thanks to various access opportunities including land, sea, air and railway. It is easy to go Aegean and south on Balıkesir by land, to entire Anatolia and Istanbul on Bursa and to Thrace on Çanakkale.
Agricultural sector has an important role in economy of Bandırma. Industrial plants are grown on a significant part of its land with productive soils and a climate suitable for agriculture mainly including cereals as well as olive, wheat, corn, sunflower, canola. Vegetable gardening is also widespread in addition to vegetable production. Significant sources of income also include fishery and water products.
The agriculture-based industry records multi-directional development in the region. This development is supported by diversity of agricultural products grown in Bandırma and surrounding and richness of product pattern. Our district covers plants of the leading companies of our country in fertilizer, flour, feed, paddy, vegetable oil, breeding chick, chicken for meat, egg, sauce, frozen water products, marble and stone business. 15% of the chemical fertilizer, 25% of chicken for meat and 20% of chicken for egg produced in our country are met from Bandirma.
There are no lands in Istanbul, Bursa and Kocaeli that are industrial cities and metropolis of Marmara Region suitable for construction of new industrial plants any more. Difficulties experienced by existing plants in metropolitan structuring also make Bandirma and surroundings attractive in terms of investment. The most important factor in commercial development is busy port of Bandırma and its closeness to the centers with extremely active commercial life.
Bandırma Port is the second largest port at Marmara Sea after Istanbul. The port at 12 meter depth has a capacity to allow 15 ships up to 20 thousand gross ton to draw into and load and discharge at the same time. Export made from the port mainly includes industrial products, mines, chicken meat, egg, sea and water products. Industrial raw materials represent 70% of import. Apart from this, industrial products, consumption commodities and mines have an important role. Bandirma Port was privatized in May 2008. Annual process volume of the port intended to be increased from 3 million tons to 10 million tons.
Manufacturing industry represents substantially of the entire industrial sector of Bandırma. Most part of raw material of the factories mostly covering agriculture-based industry is met from our district. Closeness to raw material sources has become an important factor in development of agriculture-based industry.
The major investments are made in poultry husbandry field in recent years. In addition, especially marble and stone business, agriculture machines and sauce sector broke through in addition to all sectors.%22 of white meat production of Turkey is met from Bandırma. Most part of worldwide branded winged meat production plants producing at the world standards with the technology and integrated systems they own locate in Bandırma. White meat production improved considerably due to logistics and transportation facilities resulted from closeness to intensive consumption areas, favorable climate, geographical location and access opportunities.