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Turkey's textile exports rise 9.4% in Q1

Turkey’s total exports of textiles (fibres, yarns and fabrics) in the period January-March 2018 rose to $2.7 billion, an increase of 9.4%, compared to the same period last year.

11th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Turkey

Clothing/​Footwear

Turkey’s total exports of textiles (fibres, yarns and fabrics) in the period January-March 2018 rose to $2.7 billion, an increase of 9.4%, compared to the same period last year.

During the period, the EU (28) countries accounted for approximately $1.5 billion of Turkish exports, where the country’s largest textile market Italy, increased by 10.9% to reach $246 million. Exports to Germany, the second largest market, increased by 14% compared to the previous year and amounted to approximately $225 million. 

Exports to Bulgaria, Turkey’s third most important market declined by 10.1% to $154 million during the same period. In fourth and fifth position were USA and UK, where exports increased by 6.4% (appx. $142 million) and 10.4% (appx. $109 million) respectively.

Product groups

When exports of textiles are examined on a product group basis for the period, the most important group is woven fabric. Exports of woven fabrics, which account for 24.6% of total textile and raw material exports, increased by 12.1% compared to the same period last year and were worth approximately $664 million. 

Yarn exports, which were the second most important group, were worth $497 million, with synthetic filament yarns achieving $201 million, 40.4% of total yarn exports. Italy was the most important country for yarn exports at $65 million. Other important countries were UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. The share of EU (28) countries in yarn exports was 66%.

Exports of home textiles increased by 6.5% to reach to $400 million. 

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