Turkish carpet industry made $1 billion 770 million 886 worth exports in Jan-Sept period and 70 percent of these exports were made by companies operating in Gaziantep.
According to the Turkey Statistical Institute and Ministry of Commerce data, Turkey made $118 billion 355 million of exports as of the last quarter of this year.
When the distribution of exports by sub-sectors in this period is examined, it is noteworthy that 1 billion 249 million 469 dollars of the 1 billion 770 million 886 thousand dollars of foreign sales realized by the carpet sector was made from Gaziantep. Gaziantep alone made 70 percent of the sector’s exports.
Gaziantep was followed by Istanbul with 386 million 55 thousand dollars, Usak with 41 million 838 thousand dollars and Bursa with 18 million 832 thousand dollars in carpet foreign sales.
In addition to making a lot of carpet exports, Gaziantep also provided an annual increase in this area. During this global pandemic period, the province increased its exports by 2.31 percent. Gaziantep had exported $1 billion 221 million 225 thousand of carpets in the same period of the previous year.
The most products were sent to USA
Looking at the distribution of carpet industry exports according to countries, it was seen that the USA ranks first. The exports of the sector to the USA increased by 37.15 percent compared to the same period of last year and reached $621 million 467 thousand. Other countries with the highest exports were Saudi Arabia with $227 million 252 thousand, Germany with $91 million 326 thousand and the United Kingdom with $80 million 441 thousand.
source: AA / translated by Melisa Karayusufoglu