Technical textiles exports up 20%

The technical textile exports from Turkey increased by 20.1% in the first half of 2018 to US$ 898 million. The product group that recorded the biggest growth in the first half of the year was parachute fabrics. Turkey’s technical textile exports grew by 20.1% to US$ 898 million in the first half of 2018.

The most exported product group from January to June was nonwovens. The exports of these products increased by 30.6% and were worth around US$ 294 million. This product group accounted for 32.7% of total technical textile exports.

The second major product group in the first half of 2018 was packaging products, worth around US$ 182 million. Total technical textile exports account for 20.2%. The product group that recorded the biggest growth in the first half of the year was parachute fabrics. Exports of these products rose by 135.7%, compared to the same period last year.

Germany has become the most important export market. Technical textile exports made to Germany during this period were worth US$84 million, with an increase of 23.6%.

The second most important country was Italy, with an export value of US$ 58 million and an increase of 15.8%. The third export market was the USA. This country imported US$ 58.5 million worth of technical textile products from Turkey in the first half of the year. The share of the USA was 6.5%.

Exports worth US$ 480 million were realized in the 28 EU member countries, with an increase of 26.1%.

 

 
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