Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) announced export figures for the month of August. Turkey's exports was 2020 billion 12 million dollars in August 463. While 8 sectors reached the highest export in August, exports to 85 countries increased by 516 million dollars. Each sector has managed to export to 14 countries, including England, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
TIM President İsmail Gülle said, “Our exporters, even under these difficult conditions, They exported at a level very close to August last year. When viewed from the global trade perspective, it is seen that our country's exports follow a positive course compared to most countries. We are getting stronger step by step from the pandemic storm that surrounds the whole world in waves. Because we believe that the future is bright, the future is export! Turkey is a strong investment in the new period will continue to be a pioneer in the production and export infrastructure and export growth, "he said.
Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) announced the provisional foreign trade data for the month of August. According to the General Trade System (GTS), exports in August amounted to $ 5,7 billion 12 million, down 463 percent compared to August last year.
Evaluating the recent developments in global trade, TİM President İsmail Gülle said, “We are in a period where different variables affect global trade. International organizations still maintain the expectation that the biggest contraction will occur in 2020 after World War II. So much so, the World Trade Organization announced that the global commodity trade fell at a record level in the second quarter of the year. The commodity trade barometer, which measures the pulse of global trade, dropped to 2 points. In August, the Covid-84,5 outbreak continued to spread unabated. The total number of official cases in the world in the past month has exceeded 19 million. In the last month alone, this number has increased by nearly 25,5 percent. "This uncertainty, which arises with the increase in the number of cases in our markets, causes fluctuations in our exports."
"We set an example to the world"
Stating that they foresee this and similar contractions in international trade, Gülle said, “Our exporters have exported at a level very close to August of last year, even under these difficult conditions. Our export figures in the last three months, which came with normalization, show that we are rapidly adapting to the needs of the new era. I wholeheartedly congratulate each member of our export family for their devoted efforts during this period. Put forward with a great vision; "Contactless Export", "Alternative Logistics Routes and Transportation Projects with Transport Methods" set an example to the whole world. The work carried out by our government during the pandemic process has a huge share in the achievements of this quarter, where we take the wind behind us. As a single umbrella organization of Turkish exports to Turkey Exporters Assembly; We would like to express our gratitude to our esteemed President, dear Minister of Trade, and Dear Minister of Treasury and Finance for all these important projects and studies put forward. “
"Our exports are positive compared to most countries"
2020 Roses said the first two quarters that Turkey reached a growth rate above the expectations of the economy, "2020 our country in the first quarter, both as a percent of 4,5 growth rate in OECD countries was both the G-20 countries that achieve the highest growth rate among. second quarter data, which increased the impact of the pandemic also shows that Turkey's positive performance exhibited by many countries. In the second quarter of this year; The USA contracted 31,7 percent, the United Kingdom 22,8 percent, Spain 22,2 percent, France 19,2 percent, and the European Union countries contracted on average 14,1 percent. During the same period, our country's economy performed above expectations and faced a contraction of 9,9 percent. All these data reveal the success of our country in the growth model based on production and exports. When viewed from the global trade perspective, it is seen that our country's exports follow a positive course compared to most countries. When we examine the exports of countries in the first seven months of the year; We see that Norway's exports decreased by 24 percent, India's exports by 22 percent, and Japan's exports by 16 percent. We are getting stronger step by step from the pandemic storm that surrounds the whole world in waves. Because we believe that the future is bright, the future is export! Turkey, strong investment, exports and the production and export infrastructure will continue to be the leader in the new era of growth "as he continued.
"The first virtual trade delegation for women exporters is on September 21"
Gülle explained the activities carried out by TİM during the pandemic period with the following words: “2020 was a year when we moved our business to virtual media with the effect of the pandemic. We adapted to the new normal quite quickly. We successfully completed the Virtual Trade delegations in 8 countries, which we carried out with the coordination of our Ministry. In line with the demands of our exporters, we will increase the number of our virtual trade delegations in the coming period. This month, we have added new ones to the virtual trade delegations that we organize with the coordination of our ministry of trade. With the participation of many sector representatives, exporters have signed new collaborations in Germany and Colombia & Mexico markets. Our Virtual Trade Delegations will not be limited to these countries, and as TIM, we will continue our 'New Generation Trade Diplomacy' activities in target markets with 95 thousand members of the export family. With the participation of our Women's Council, we, as TİM, will break a new ground. Between September 21 and October 2, we will hold the Virtual General Trade Delegation of Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, which is the first virtual trade delegation for our women exporters and is open to the participation of all sectors. With this delegation, we aim to further increase the number of women exporters and increase their export volumes. "
8 sectors reached the highest export in August in its history
Talking about the details of August exports, TİM President Gülle gave the following information: “Fresh Fruit, Vegetable, Grain and Fruit and Vegetable Products sectors showed the best 8-month performance of their history despite the pandemic. According to the same period of 2019; Fresh Fruits and Vegetables sector increased by 23,8 percent to 1,5 billion dollars, Cereals sector increased 7,8 percent to 4,6 billion dollars, and Fruit and Vegetable Products sector increased 5,3 percent to 1 billion dollars. In addition, Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products, Carpet, Grains, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products, Fruit and Vegetable Products, Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products, Defense and Aviation Industry, Ornamental Plants and Products, and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable sectors month reached export figures. "
Exports to 85 countries increased by 516 million dollars
Turkey despite the negative outlook in global trade, exports to 85 countries in August managed to raise 516 million dollars. In 85 out of these 51 countries, the increase was 10 percent and in 22 more than 50 percent. Among these countries, the USA with an export increase of 64,2 million dollars, Belgium with an export increase of 59,3 million dollars and Israel with an export increase of 35,7 million dollars attracted attention compared to August last year.
Breathing apparatus exports increased by 4097 percent
Exports of Covid-19 products did not slow down in August. According to the same month of the previous year; Respirators increased 4097 percent, Masks and Gowns 641 percent, Diagnostic Kits 178 percent, and disinfectant exports increased by 47 percent. Total Medical Product exports increased by 312 percent to 76 million dollars. In the first eight months of the year, total medical product exports reached 530 million dollars; compared to the first eight months of 2019, it increased by 208 percent.
1.307 companies joined the export family in August
1.307 companies joined the export family in August. These companies, which have just started to export, exported 110 million 19 thousand dollars in August. Considering the company specific, a total of 37.475 companies exported in August.
Ready-to-wear industry takes the lead
The leader of the month of August was the Ready-to-Wear sector with an export of 1 billion 546 million dollars, while the Automotive sector was the second with exports of 1 billion 545 million dollars, and Chemical Substances came third with exports of 1 billion 375 million dollars. The ones that achieved the strongest performance in August are Hazelnuts and Products, which reached 39,3 million dollars in exports with an increase of 92,8 percent, Tobacco, which reached 36,1 million dollars with an increase of 71,3 percent, and Fresh Fruit, which reached 18,6 million dollars with an increase of 130,2 percent. There were vegetable industries.
Every sector exported to 14 countries
In August, exporters managed to fly our country's flag in 207 countries. The top 3 countries with the highest exports were Germany with 1 billion 210 million dollars, England with 989,2 million dollars and the USA with 739,6 million dollars. While the share of the top 10 countries in exports was 50 percent, this share increased to 20 percent in the first 67,3 countries. Each sector managed to export to 14 countries, including England, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The share of the European Union, the largest market, in exports decreased to 5,15 percent with a volume of $ 41,3 billion.
The most striking increase was seen in Kastamonu
Looking at the exports of the provinces; 51 provinces increased their exports in August. The top 3 provinces with the highest exports are respectively; It became Istanbul with 5 billion 158 million dollars, Bursa with 863 million dollars and Kocaeli with 778 million dollars. The most striking increases are; Kastamonu, which signed exports of 514 million dollars with an increase of 21 percent, occurred in Adıyaman, which reached 132 million dollars with an increase of 12 percent, and Ordu, which exports 73 million dollars with an increase of 21 percent. While the machinery sector increased its exports by 14 times in Mardin, it was observed that the exports of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable sector in Şırnak increased by 270 percent and the exports of the Defense and Aviation sector in Konya by 263 percent.
Exported to 171 countries with TL
During the month, a total of 171 billion 3 million TL was exported to 703 countries. 6.114 companies preferred Turkish Lira for export transactions.
Positive effect of the pair was $ 331,8 million
On the basis of quantity, exports decreased by 0,2 percent in August compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 11,7 million tons. Finally, the positive effect of the Euro-Dollar parity in August was 331 million 848 thousand dollars. - Hibya