The Turkish defense and aviation sector has become the world's favorite with its high-tech products and systems in recent years. While exports of products produced by national facilities, including unmanned aerial vehicles, increased significantly this year, the sector exported $1 billion 341 million dollars in the first half of the year, up 45 percent. In the first 6 months, the sector succeeded to fly the Turkish flag in 169 countries, including the United States, China, France, and Russia.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), which produces projects that will carry Türkiye safely into the future, takes another important step with its "Climate Talks" series. Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, head of the EU Delegation to Türkiye, participated in the first program, which will contribute greatly to the increase of climate awareness.
Speaking on the 5th anniversary of the epic struggle of the nation against the 15 July military coup d'état attempt, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, "Just as the people did not think for a moment to return, we continued to fight tirelessly as exporters on the morning of the same day. Exporters had shown with records the continuation of the nation's slap to the traitors. In 2016, our total exports amounted to 149 billion dollars. We completed 2019 before the pandemic with an increase of 21 percent to over $180 billion. Our exports have increased by 33 percent since 2016 despite the pandemic. This year, hopefully, we will exceed the level of $200 billion."
Noting that trade relations between Türkiye and Hong Kong have improved, İsmail Gülle, Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), said, "Our exports to Hong Kong increased by 92 percent in the last 10 years from $426 million in 2011 to $818 million last year. We imported 254 million dollars in 2020 from Hong Kong, the 47th market to which Türkiye exports the most.
The Turkish Textile Sector Sustainability Action Plan was announced by Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Associations under the leadership of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM). With the action plan, the Turkish textile industry aims to further increase its market share in global exports by providing a permanent transformation and complying with the European Green Agreement norms at a high level. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, "I invite all our industrialists, manufacturers, suppliers, and exporters to a production approach that prioritizes nature and the environment. Let us renew the old infrastructure of our factories, separate the infrastructure of washing and dyeing water, recycle the washing water, expand the technologies that use less water in washing and dyeing, reduce the share of fossil fuels in production as much as possible.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the export figures for June and the first half of this year. The exporter, who flew the Turkish flag in 217 countries and regions, made history in June, in the second quarter, in the first half of the year, and the last 12 months, with the highest export figures in the history of the Republic. In June, Türkiye's exports reached 19 billion 773 million dollars, with an increase of 47 percent compared to the same month the previous year. Compared to the same periods of the last year, the export family broke historical records by exporting 55 billion 38 million dollars with an increase of 70% in the second quarter of 2021, 104 billion 982 million dollars with an increase of 40% in the first half of the year, and 199 billion 567 million dollars in the last 12 months.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) continues the projects that will carry Türkiye safely into the future. TİM's latest project; Sustainability Action Plan by 12 main objectives prepared under the leadership of the TİM Women's Council with the slogan “We produce for the world without consuming the world.”
A cooperation protocol (MoU) was signed between the Women's Council of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD) Women's to improve bilateral relations. The parties aim to improve partnership relations between employees and workplaces by the agreement.
Exports of Turkish exporters, who make exports in Turkish Lira to 200 countries and regions under the leadership of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), exceeded ₺25 billion. In the five months of this year, it was noteworthy that the number of new participants in the export family exceeded 7 thousand.
TİM CHAIRMAN GÜLLE: 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR EXPORTS FROM KONYA IN 5 MONTHS Turkish exporters, which are the field workers of the economy and trade diplomacy of Türkiye, have succeeded in exporting from Konya to 182 countries and regions. Noting that Konya has performed very successful performance on exports in recent years, especially in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, "The companies in Konya, which exported $2.2 billion last year, exported $1.2 billion in the first five months of this year, an increase of 50 percent compared to the same period of 2020."
Monthly and last-12-month figures are calculated according to the general trading system.
Weekly export figures do not include exports exempt from Exporters' Associations, warehouses and free zone exports.