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Turkish textile exports touch $2.25bn in first 3 months
Apr '14
Textile and raw material exports from Turkey, excluding apparel, fetched US$ 2.25 billion during the first three months of 2014, registering a rise of 9.2 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, Turkey exported textile and raw materials worth $2.25 billion during January to March 2014, whereas, textile and raw material exports amounted to $2.06 billion during the same period last year.

Sub-sector wise, the highest exports were from the woven fabrics category with exports totaling $740.39 million during the first three months of 2014, followed by fibre with exports worth $459.22 million, knitted fabrics with exports worth $430.69 million, other textile goods with exports worth $353.54 million, yarn with $158.84 million, and non-woven textiles with exports totaling $113.78 million.

As per the ITKIB data, Italy was the main destination for textile and raw material exports from the country during the first three months of this year, with exports worth $252.32 million, followed by Russia with $201.73 million, Germany with $115.68 million, Romania with $93.46 million and the UK with $92.06 million.

The European Union (EU) remained the main destination for textile and raw material exports from Turkey, accounting for 48.1 percent of the overall textile and raw material exports from the country, during January to March 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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