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Turkey textile exports down five per cent

Turkey’s textile exports decreased 5.5 per cent in the first three quarters of 2019. The share of textiles and raw materials in Turkey’s total exports for the first nine months of the year stood at 5.6 per cent. In September, exports to 28 countries in the EU region decreased by 9.5 per cent.

In the first three quarters of 2019, Turkey’s textile exports to Italy declined by 7.4 per cent. In September alone, exports to Italy declined by 9.5 per cent. Exports to the US market increased by 12.7 per cent.. However, in the first nine months of the year, Turkey’s exports to this country decreased by 2.1 per cent.

Turkish exports of woven fabrics in the January-September period of 2019 decreased by 7.6 per cent. Yarn exports decreased by 4.6 per cent. Home textile exports decreased by 2.9 per cent. During this period, fiber exports decreased 11.1 per cent. In fiber products group, synthetic and artificial fibers have a share of 62.6 per cent and cotton fibers have a share of 33.8 per cent. In the January-September period of 2019, exports of technical textiles increased by 8.8 per cent. Nonwoven export increased three per cent. Ready-to-wear and apparel export increased by 0.4 per cent. In September, this figure was up by 3.2 per cent.