6 sectors set new export records

TIM Chairman Buyukeksi said that Automotive, Machinery, Jewelry, Defense and Aerospace, Fruit and Vegetable Products and Ornamental Plants sectors reached annual highest export level in 2017.

Buyukeksi: “According to provisional data, our export unit price was 1, 36$/kg in 2017. We said in every platform that this figure is not sufficient. If we cannot increase unit price of our exports, we would not reach sustainability in our exports.

Our exporters increased to 185 countries and areas, where we strengthen our presence in these countries in 2017. The top 20 of exporting countries did not changed in 2017. The top 3 countries are Germany, United Kingdom and Italy. The United States of America increased 4. rank, thanks to increase of automotive sector's export.

Also Buyukeksi pointed out that “Turkish Exporters Assembly significantly gives importance to R&D, innovation, design and branding. We try to encourage entrepreneurship and promote innovation. We need to increase added value in products and unit value of our exports. We organized many significant events to reach this aim in 2017, and we also going to continue our effort in 2018”