Source: http://www.igeme.gov.tr/

Production

Textiles and clothing are one of the most important sectors of the Turkish economy and foreign trade. These sectors have an annual production value of US$ 30 billion and had a 21.5% share in total export volume in 2007. There are more than 35,000 textile and clothing companies in Turkey, 66 of which were among the 500 largest companies in Turkey in 2006. In addition, 30 textile and clothing companies are quoted in Istanbul Stock Exchange.


Textile & Clothing Companies in the List of "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises"


Source: Istanbul Chamber of Industry

 

Turkey is one of the main actors in the world clothing industry. The Turkish clothing industry with a share of 3.8 percent is the fourth largest supplier in the world, and the second largest supplier to the EU. It has a share of 4.8% in knitted clothing exports and it ranked 4th among the exporting countries. With a share of 3%, Turkey ranked 8th among the woven clothing exporters in the world. The Turkish textile industry, which is in the worlds top ten exporters, is also the second largest supplier to the EU. The Turkish textile and clothing industry has a significant role in world trade with the capability to meet the high standards, and can compete in international markets in terms of high quality and a wide range of products.

 

Istanbul : City of Fashion

 

Istanbul is proud of its designers, fashion and shopping centers where its kept its uniquely Occidental - Oriental, Old-meets-new, and East-meets-West character. Istanbul is becoming a leading fashion and shopping center due to both foreign and local investments recently. The worlds largest shopping centers are opening in Istanbul. Many tourists have added Istanbul to their itinerary for shopping. As a global sourcing hub for both Asia and Europe, Istanbul attracts a number of international buying offices, trading houses and major retailers and department stores. Since Istanbul is becoming a fashion and shopping center, most of the companies have shifted their production facilities to the inner provinces. Izmir, Bursa, Ankara, Denizli, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Tekirdağ, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş and Adana are now major cities for textile and clothing production.


Exports


Turkish clothing exports have continued to increase even after the expiration of the global textile quota system at the end 2004, as agreed under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). The sector continues to maintain and enhance its competitiveness.


In 2007 the total value of clothing exports reached US$ 13.5 billion with an increase of 15.6% compared to the previous year. The sector exports about 60% of its production. Approximately 80% of the clothing exported is cotton clothing. Knitted clothing and accessories, with an export value of US$ 8 billion, had a share of 60% in total clothing exports, and woven clothing had a share of 40% with a value of US$ 5.5 billion in 2007.


"T-shirts" and "jerseys, pullovers etc." are the most important product groups in knitted clothing sector. Exports of t-shirts reached US$ 3 billion with an increase of US$ 220 million to in 2007. On the other hand, jerseys, pullovers etc. exports increased US$ 1.3 billion with an increase of US$ 89 million in 2007.


"Women's or girls' suits, jackets, dresses skirts etc." and "men's or boys' suits, jackets, trousers etc." are the most important product groups in woven clothing sector. Exports of "Women's or girls' suits, jackets, dresses skirts etc." reached US$ 2.4 billion with an increase of US$ 228 million to in 2007. On the other hand, "men's or boys' suits, jackets, trousers etc." exports increased US$ 1.4 billion with an increase of US$ 186 million in

2007.


Knitted or Crocheted Clothing Exports of Turkey (US$ 1000)


H. S. No

Products

2005

2006

2007

2007 main markets (%)

6101

Men's/boys' overcoats, capes, cloak etc, knitted / crocheted, oft of hd 61.

38.557

44.814

77.356

Germany(31),

Netherlands(15),

Italy(14),

France(11 ),

The UK(7)

6102

Women'/girls' overcoat, cape, cloak etc, knitted / crocheted o/t of hd 61

57.065

49.222

52.073

Germany(26),

France(16),

Italy(13),

The UK(12),

Netherlands(8),

Spain (6)



 

6103

Men's/boys' suits,
jackets, trousers etc &
shorts (o/t swimwear)

knit / croc

120.544

130.273

147.041

Germany(19),
The UK(15),
Italy(14 ),
France(8),
Netherlands(6),
Belgium(6),  Spain(6)

6104

Women's/girls' suits, dresses, skirt etc short (o/t

swimwear) knit / croc

579.436

646.981

888.362

Germany(26),

The UK(21),

Netherlands(9),

Spain(8),

France(7),

Italy(4),

The USA(4),

Sweden (4)

6105

Men's or boys' shirts,

knitted or crocheted

76.116

118.215

193.437

Germany(32),

Italy(14),

The UK(12),

Netherlands(8),

Spain(7),

France(4)

6106

women's or girls'

blouses, shirts & shirt- blouses,' knitted or crocheted

286.341

406.640

586.81

Germany(33),

The UK(20),

Netherlands(7),

France(6),

,Spain(6),

The USA(4),

Sweden(4)

6107

Men's/boys'

underpants,

nightshirts, pyjamas,

bathrobes etc,

kniUcrocheted

100.011

108.346

118.037

Germany(30),

The UK(11),

France(8),

Serbia(6),

Netherlands(5),

Greece(5),

Denmark(5),

Hungary(4),

Italy(4)

6108

Women's/girls' SIips, panties, pyjamas,

Bathrobes etc, knitted/crocheted

381.643

367.255

357.536

Germany(28),

The UK(22),

The USA(10),

France(7),

Netherlands(6)

6109

T-shirts, singlets and

other vests, knitted or crocheted

2.765.043

2.867.921

3.087.631

Germany(30),

The UK(16),

France(7),

Netherlands(7),

Spain(6),

Italy(6),

Denmark(4)

6110

Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats etc, knitted or crocheted

1.216.029

1.181.685

1.270.694 :

Germany (31),

The UK (16),

France(9),

Italy(6),

Netherlands(6),

Denmark(5),

Spain(4)

6111

Babies' garments and clothing access, knitted or crocheted

91.834

82.453

102.915

Spain(18),

Germany(17),

The UK(13),

France(9),

Netherlands(6),

Italy(6),

Sweden(4),

Greece(4)

 

6112


Track suits, ski suits and swimwear, knitted or crocheted

55.244

52.298

58.828

Germany(26),

The UK(13),

Italy(9),

France(7),

Serbia(5), Netherlands (4)

6113

Garment, made up of knitted/crocheted fabric of hd no 59.03,59.06,59.0

70

153

228

Greece(52), Netherlands (13)

6114

Garments, knitted or crocheted, nes

80.702

111.988

187.'193

Germany(25),

The UK(15),

The USA(10),

Denmark(8),

Netherlands(7),

Sweden(7),

Spain(6)

6115

Panty hose, tights,

stockings & other

hosiery, knitted or

crocheted

713.938

728.370

856.375

The UK(29),

Germany(21),

France(9),

Netherlands(7),

Italy(4),

Spain(3),

Sweden(3),

The USA(3)

6116

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

2.009

2.191

2.455

Germany(44),

Romania(13), France(9)

6117

Clothing access nes, knitted/crocheted; parts of garments /access, knit/crocheted

25.770

39.469

35.933

Jordan(30),

Germany(18),

The UK(9),

Netherlands(7), France(4)


TOTALAM

6.590.352

6.938.275

8.022.905

Germany(28),

The UK(18),

France(8),

Netherlands(7),

Italy(6),

Spain(6),

Denmark(4),

The USA(3)

Source: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade

Woven Clothing Exports of Turkey (US$ 1000)

H.S. No

Products

2005

2006

2007

2007 main markets (%)

6201

Men's/boys' overcoats, capes, cloak etc, knitted / crocheted, oft of hd 62.03.

76.228

72.740

94.237

Germany(19);

The UK(13),

Netherlands(8),

Russia(7),

Algeria(4 ),

Spain(4),

Italy(4 ),

France(4)

6202

Women'/girls' overcoat, cape, cloak etc, knitted / crocheted o/t of hd 62.0

84.321

70.102

96.283

The UK(29),

Germany(15),

Netherlands(6),

France(5),

Spain(5),

Israel(4),

Greece(4)

6203

Men's/boys' suits,

jackets, trousers etc &

shorts (o/t swimwear)

knit / croc

1.243.828

1.165.216

1.350.988

Germany(15),

Avr. F.Z(11),

The UK(10),

Spain(9),

Netherlands(7),

Denmark(4),

Italy(5),

Russia(4)

6204

Women's/girls' suits, dresses, skirt etc short (o/t swimwear)

2.209.090

2.152.777

2.380.508

Germany(19),

Spain(8), Netherlands(8), Denmark(5),

France(5),

THE USA(4)

6205

Men's or boys' shirts,


447.426

420510

510699

The UK(15),

Germany(15),

Netherlands(9),

Spain(8),

France(8),

Italy(6),

The USA(5),

Greece(5)

6206

women's or girls'

blouses, shirts & shirt- blouses

309.976

360.129

492.120

Germany(26),

The UK(20),

Netherlands(8),

France(5),

Denmgrk(4)

6207

Men's/boys'

underpants,

nightshirts, pyjamas,

bathrobes etc,


61.244

68.639

63.657

Germany(23),

The USA(12),

France(10),

Hungary(7),

Italy(7),

The UK(6)

6208

Women's/girls' SIips, panties, pyjamas,

Bathrobes etc,

213.131

201.703

227.945

Germany(18),

The UK(18),

The USA(12),

Italy(9)

France(8)

 

 

6209

Babies' garments and

clothing accessories

24.172

25.018

37.509

The UK(23),

Germany(20),

Spain(10),

Netherlands(8),

France(7),

Italy(6)

6210

Garment made up of

fabric of heading no

56.02,56.03,59.03,59.

06/59.0

1.558

5.151

10.593

Switzerland(37),

Germany(23),

France(7),

Netherlands(6)

6211

Track suits, ski suits

and swimwear; other

garments


46.082

47.276

59.182

Germany(28),

The UK(18),

Netherlands(7),

The USA(7),

Spain(4)

6212

Brassieres, girdles,

corsets, braces,

suspenders etc &

parts, w/n knit/cree

105.891

90.636

89.916

Germany(24),

The UK(18),

France(13),

Netherlands(11 ),

The USA(4)

6213

Handkerchiefs

126

207

388

The USA(21),

Germany(16),

Hungary(11 )

6214

Shawls, scarves,

mufflers, mantillas,

veils and the like

29.874

18.024

16.122

Saudi Arab.(24),

Germany(15),

Kyrgyzstan(5),

Iran(5),

Netherlands(5),

Malaysia(4),

The UK(4)

6215

Ties, bow ties and

cravats

3.547

5.100

6.745

THE USA(29),

Russia(15),

Germany(9)

6216

Gloves, mittens and

mitts

1.221

1.919

1.091

Netherlands(40),

The USA(6),

Ukraine(6),

France(5)

6217

Clothing accessories

nes; parts of

garments/accessories,

oft of hd 62.

4.660

5.835

7.469

Germany(12),

Egypt(11 ),

France(7),

Denmark(6),

The UK(5)


TOTALAM

4.862.376

4.710.984

5.445.450

Germany(18),

The UK(18),

Spain(8),

Netherlands(7),

France(5),

The USA(4),

Denmark(4),

Italy(4)

Source: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade

With its fashion-oriented and quality products, Turkey has been increasing her share in the main markets, especially in the European market which has high standards and sophisticated customer needs. Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Spain are the most important markets for Turkish clothing exports, with market shares of 24%, 18%, 7%, 6% and 6% respectively. In 2007, Turkish companies exported more than 170 countries in the world.


Many Turkish clothing companies have expanded their marketing and distribution channels in global markets by opening stores and chain stores all over the world. To increase awareness of Turkish fashion in international markets, they participate in many fashion shows and international fairs in abroad. In addition, the Turkish clothing products are exhibited in international and national fairs organized in Turkey. Major fairs which will be organized in 2008 are:


Istanbul Fashion Fair 08 I, Istanbul, February 2008 (Mens and Womens ReadytoWear, Sportswear, Lingerie & Swimwear, Jeans wear, Leather)
For Detailed information: http://www.cnrexpo.com/

  • Istanbul Fashion Fair 08 II, Istanbul, August 2008 (Mens and Womens ReadytoWear, Sportswear, Lingerie & Swimwear, Jeans wear, Leather)
    For Detailed information: http://www.cnrexpo.com/

  • IF Wedding Fashion, Izmir, February 2008 (Wedding dress, Tuxedo, Night dresses)
    For Detailed information: http://www.izmirfair.com.tr/

  • Anatolia Fashion Show 2008, Konya, August 2008 (Ready-to-Wear, Fashion)
    For Detailed information: http://www.tuyap.com.tr/