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EU accounts for 48.6% of Turkish textile exports in Jan'14
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The European Union (EU) accounted for 48.6 percent of the overall textiles exports, excluding apparel, from Turkey, during the month of January, with the country exporting textiles worth US$ 373.65 million to the EU, as per the data released by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB).
 
According to the ITKIB data, of the total $ 769.21 million textile exports made from Turkey during the month of January 2014, $373.65 million textile exports were destined to countries in the EU, indicating a rise of 19.8 percent year-on-year.
 
Meanwhile, textile exports from Turkey to the Middle East also incurred a surge of 65.8 percent during the month of January, with exports of textiles amounting to $78.48 million, accounting for 10.2 percent of the overall textile exports from Turkey during January 2014.
 
Country-wise, as per the ITKIB data, Italy was the main destination for textile exports from Turkey with the country exporting $94.57 million worth of textiles during the month of January, accounting for 12.3 percent of the overall textile exports from Turkey.
 
Russia ranked second with Turkey exporting textiles totaling $69.64 million to the country, accounting for 9.1 percent of the overall textile exports, followed by Germany with $39.10 million, Ukraine with $31.07 million, the UK with $30.63 million and Romania with $27.84 million.
 
Sub-sector wise, during the month of January 2014, Turkey exported woven fabrics worth $247.25 million, yarn worth $161.63 million, knitted fabrics amounting to $142.29 million and fibre totaling $56.17 million, non-wovens worth $37.82 million and other textiles worth $124.03 million.
 
Last year, the country exported textiles and raw materials worth US$ 8.39 billion, registering an increase of 7 percent year-on-year.
 

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