Turkey’s apparel exports in January 2020 were up by 5.8 per cent compared to the same month last year. The share of apparel in Turkey’s overall exports in January 2020 was 10.1 per cent. Turkey’s garment exports are projected to rise by ten per cent due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, which has delayed shipments from the mainland.
Turkey’s apparel exports to the EU went up by 7.7 per cent in January 2020. Of total apparel exports in January 2020, 73.4 per cent were to EU countries with Germany and Spain being the main destinations
Turkey is the seventh biggest cotton producer in the world. It has the biggest machinery park in the world. The Turkish textile sector has a very strong image in the global market. The sector stands out thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, flexible production ability, capability of producing special products and high-quality workforce. It is the biggest textile manufacturer in Europe. It continues to make significant breakthroughs not only in design and fashion but also in technical textiles. The Turkish textile and readymade clothing sector as a whole has the highest foreign trade surplus. The sector ranks first in the country in terms of share in the gross domestic product and in terms of parameters such as domestic input use.