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Turkey's share in world’s denim fabrics exports is 9%

Turkey is one of the world’s major denim fabric production hubs.

7th August 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Istanbul

Clothing/​Footwear

Turkey is one of the world’s major denim fabric production hubs. Turkey’s exports of denim fabrics constitute 5% from the country’s exports of textile products. Its share among the world exports of denim fabrics is, however, around 9%.

According to 2016 figures, China is the largest exporter of denim fabric in the world. Its share was 38%. Pakistan ranked second with 11%, Hong Kong third with 10% and Turkey ranked fourth with 9%. These four countries make up 68% of total denim fabric exports.

Turkey's denim exports were US$ 378.3 million in 2015, and US$ 393.6 million in 2016. In 2017, the number decreased by 6.4% and amounted to US$ 368.5 million.

Most denim fabric exports were realised in 2013.

Most denim fabric exports were realised in 2013. According to the official trade data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), US$ 435.2 million worth of denim fabrics exports were made, setting a record for all time.

Turkey exports denim fabrics mainly to North Africa, Europe and the Far East. Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Morocco and Bangladesh are the five major markets.

Turkey exports denim fabrics mainly to North Africa, Europe and the Far East.

In 2017, Turkey exported US$ 52 million worth of denim fabrics to Tunisia. The same year, exports to Egypt were US$ 47.4 million. Exports to the third biggest market – Italy – were US$ 40 million. These three countries share around 38% in Turkey's exports of denim fabrics.

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