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Turkey's textile exports increase

Turkey’s total textiles exports from the January-March 2018 period increased by 9.4 percent to reach $2.7 billion, compared to the same period last year.

Around 28 EU countries accounted for approximately $1.5 billion of Turkish exports during the period. Italy, the country’s largest textile market, increased by 10.9 per cent to reach $246 million, while exports to Germany, the second largest market, increased by 14 per cent and amounted to approximately $225 million. Exports to Bulgaria declined by 10.1 per cent to reach $154 million during the same period. In fourth and fifth position were USA and UK, where exports increased by 6.4 per centto approximately $142 million and 10.4 per centto approximately $109 million respectively.

Exports of woven fabricsincreased by 12.1 per cent compared to the same period last year and were worth approximately $664 million. Yarn exports, which were the second most important group, were worth $497 million, with synthetic filament yarns achieving $201 million, 40.4 per cent of total yarn exports.