As one of the most important carpet producers in the world, Turkey’s exports of carpets in the January-April period increased by approximately 50% compared to the same period of the previous year and reached $1 billion 75 million.
According to the information compiled from the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Turkey increased its carpet exports by 305% in April compared to the same month of the previous year, and signed exports of $305 million 947 thousand.
The sector representatives, who increased their carpet exports by multiplying, increased the exports from $733 million 670 thousand in the same period last year to $1 billion 75 million 4 thousand by increasing 46.5% in the first 4 months of the year.
According to the data of the last 12 months (May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021), carpet exports amounted to $2 billion 944 million 994 thousand.
The item that took the first place in the export of the carpet industry, which reached 139 countries, was the machine-made carpet.
USA TOOK THE FIRST PLACE
When looking at the countries showing interest in Turkish carpets, the USA took the first place. This country was followed by the United Arab Emirates, Libya, England and Germany.
TIM Carpet Sector Board President Salahattin Kaplan, stating that hygiene was at the forefront during the epidemic period and that the perception that “Turkish goods are safe” was created in the world market at the point reached, “Our work has started to bear fruit. We started this year very well, we are on a good road. We are taking firm steps towards our goals. The 300% increase in April gave the sector a good morale.”
“THIS YEAR MAY BE THE YEAR OF THE CARPETS”
Stating that they expect the increase to continue, Kaplan said:
“We have not yet entered the period of serious sales for us. If there is no setback in a period when we see billion dollars in the first quarter of the year, we can talk about completely different things at the end of the year. Because this year may be the year of carpet manufacturers. There are still some problems in the sector. One of them is the container problem that exists all over the world. Despite all the negativities, these successes cannot be denied. We would like to thank everyone who took responsibility for export.”
Source: NTV / Translated by Irem Yildiz