Turkish Exporters' Assembly
Turkish exports posted a year-on-year rise in January, the head of Turkish Exporters' Assembly said on Feb. 3.
Turkey aims to exceed $190 billion in exports in 2020, the head of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) said on Jan. 21.
The country's exports, which were around $30 billion in 2000, were $180.5 billion last year, İsmail Gülle noted during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Istanbul Furniture Fair (CNR IMOB).
Turkey exported $1.04 billion worth of yachts and ships last year, marking a 5.2 percent increase from 2018, according to data from the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM).
Norway was the main export market as deliveries to this country amounted to $370 million, nearly doubling from the $185 million in revenues in 2018.
Turkey targets $190 billion worth of exports in 2020, head of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) said on Jan. 9.
The country's exports reached $180.46 billion, hitting a historical high in 2019, according to the TIM data.
İsmail Gülle also said the share of high-technology products is rising in the country's overall exports.
Turkey's carpet export valued at $2.5 billion in 2019, up 11.9 percent year-on-year, a sector board of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly said on Jan. 3.
"We aim to raise this figure to $3 billion in 2020," said the Carpet Industries Board Chairman Salahattin Kaplan.
Turkey sold carpets to 181 countries last year, according to the board head.
Turkey's crude steel output was 30.9 million tons in January-November, a trade association said on Dec. 17.
Crude steel production in the country dropped 10.4 percent the first 11 months of 2019 on an annual basis, the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD) said.
Meanwhile, the production of crude steel fell 15 percent to 2.7 million tons year-on-year in November.