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Turkish technical textiles exports up 20%

The most exported product group from January to June was nonwovens.

20th August 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Istanbul

Industrial, Packaging, Sports/​Outdoor, Medical/Hygiene

The product group that recorded the biggest growth in the first half of the year was parachute fabrics. Exports of these products rose by 135.7%, compared to the same period last year.

Germany became the most important export market. Technical textile exports made to Germany during this period were worth US$84 million, with an increase of 23.6%.

The second most important country was Italy, with an export value of US$ 58 million and an increase of 15.8%. The third export market was the USA. This country imported US$ 58.5 million worth of technical textile products from Turkey in the first half of the year. The share of the USA was 6.5%.

Exports worth US$ 480 million were realised in the 28 EU member countries, with an increase of 26.1%. With this exports figure, the share of the EU was 53.4%.

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