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Turkey's textile exports touch $3.04bn in Jan-April'14
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Turkey’s textiles and raw material exports, excluding apparel, totaled US$ 3.04 billion during the first four months of the current year, registering a rise of 10.1 percent, compared to the same period last year, as per the data released by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB).

According to the ITKIB data, the country exported textiles and raw materials worth $3.04 billion during the January to April period, whereas, textile and raw material exports amounted to $2.76 billion during the same period in 2013.

Sub-sector wise, the highest exports were made from the woven fabrics category with exports totaling $1 billion during the first four months of 2014, followed by yarn with exports worth $615.22 million, knitted fabrics with exports totaling $581.44 million, other textile goods with exports worth $474.08 million, fibre with $218.61 million and non-woven textiles with exports amounting to $152.28 million.

As per the ITKIB data, Italy remained the main destination for textile and raw material exports from Turkey during the January to April period, with exports totaling $329.09 million, followed by Russia with $273.10 million, Germany with $158.11 million, the UK with $126.29 million, Romania with $124.75 million and Ukraine with $109.70 million.

The European Union (EU) was the main destination for textile and raw material exports from Turkey with the region accounting for 47.8 percent of the overall textile and raw materials exported by Turkey during the first four months of 2014.

Last year, the country exported textiles and raw materials worth $8.39 billion, registering a rise of 7 percent, compared to 2012, as per ITKIB data.

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