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Turkey's home textile exports touch $3.1bn in 2013: UTIB
Jan '14
The home textiles exports from Turkey touched US$ 3.1 billion in 2013, and the country accounts for 5 percent of the world’s total home textiles output, said Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB) president Ibrahim Burkay.
According to a statement issued by UTIB, Mr. Burkay said that over 164 firms manufacturing home textile products participated in the recently held Heimtextil 2014 fair in the German city of Frankfurt and displayed their various innovative products.
Turkey is amongst the largest producers of home textiles in the world and the products manufactured in the country cater to all kinds of consumers in the European as well as other international markets, he added.
The UTIB official said participating at the Heimtextil fair, which is world’s leading trade fair for home textiles, served as a gateway to for the Turkish home textile industry to enter the European market.
For the sustainable success of the Turkish home textile industry in the coming years, the UTIB has conducted several projects and activities, in order to reach the export target of $10 billion by 2023, he added.
Over 2,718 international exhibitors displayed their products at the Heimtextil 2014 fair, which was attended by around 67,000 visitors from 133 countries.

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