Turkish Exporters Assembly announced “Turkey's Top 500 Services Exporters” for the second time. Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) was the first in the ranking of this year too. THY has realized $ 7 billion of service exports of Turkey's total $ 37.3 billion service exports in 2016.
In the research “Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters”, while the first place was taken by Turkish Airlines' Joint Stock Company, it was followed by Polimeks, Pegasus Air Transportation, Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc., SunExpress, Netlog Logistics Group, TAV Airports, Rönesans Holding, Atlas Global, Gap İnşaat Yatırım ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Top 10 services sector firms in Turkey and sectoral top 3 firms in 17 different sectors were awarded by Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal and Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfenkci.
We want to reach $ 150 billion service exports in 2023
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the award ceremony, Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of Turkish Exporters Assembly, stated that they aimed to reach the target of export of $ 150 billion in 2023 and said, “Our 500 companies in the research have exported a total of 18.5 billion USD in 2016. This figure corresponds nearly half of percent of our country's service exports. 495 thousand employments and $ 7.5 billion worth of investment gave life to our economy. ”
President of TIM, Mehmet Büyükekşi said that service exports reached 37.5 billion dollars in the first 10 months of this year with an increase of 16 percent, exceeding 37.3 billion dollars in 2016. Büyükekşi also pointed out that service exports exceed 25 percent of our exports of goods, and said "We demand the establishment of a separate union for our service exporters".
We will explain a very important project for Turkish food
Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci said, "In 2018, we will be one of the top 10 service exporter and we will pass 50 billion dollars. We do everything for it”. Zeybekci stated that the service exporters were given significant supports, and the customs union, which is expected to be updated, will include the service sector. Zeybekci also noted that they will present a very important project about Turkish food for a few weeks.
Service export strategy documents will be announced
Fatih Kemal Ebiçlioğlu, President of the Association of Electrical and Electronics and Service Exporters (TET), said: "We organized a wide range of workshops in the sectors of Cultural Services, Educational Services, Software-Information and Telecommunication Services, Freight, Goods Transport and Logistics Services, Passenger Transport Services, Health Services, Construction Contracting and Technical Consultancy Services and Tourism Services within the scope of the 2023 Service Exemption Strategy Project initiated by the Ministry of Economy under the TİM framework and in our union organization.” We are aiming to share the "Service Export Strategy Documents" with the Ministry of Economy together with the public in the coming periods.