Exports of Turkish textile and raw materials in 2019 decreased 5.5 per cent compared to the previous year. The share of textile and raw material exports in total exports decreased from 5.9 per cent to 5.5 per cent.
In 2019, the main export market for Turkish textile and raw material was 28 EU countries. Despite 8.2 per cent decrease, the share of textile exports to these markets was 49.9 per cent. Exports to the former Eastern Bloc increased 5.9 per cent. African countries ranked third among the biggest export markets. Exports to these countries decreased by 1.7 per cent.
Woven fabrics were the most important product group of textile and raw materials exports in 2019. Exports of woven fabrics, which account for 23.5 per cent of textile and raw material exports, decreased by 6.6 per cent compared to the previous year. Yarn exports decreased by 6.1 per cent. Home textiles constitute 15.9 per cent of the textile sector’s exports. This group’s exports increased 1.8 per cent. The share of fiber in total textile exports decreased from 13.7 to 6.4 per cent. Denim fabric exports decreased 11.5 per cent.