The World's Interest In The Turkish Carpet Is Increasing


Stating that 2 billion 605 million dollars were exported in 2020 with an increase of 2.8 percent in the carpet sector, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “After this record, the increase in our carpet sector since the year is over 10 percent. The carpet sector is a sector where we are pioneers in the world. By meeting the demand, we need to reach 5 billion dollars per year by growing the scale.”

Turkish exporter is achieving historical achievements despite the contraction in the global trade due to the pandemic. The export family, which quickly adapted to unusual conditions and carried out the V-type recovery in exports, made to wave the Turkish flag in 226 countries and regions last year. Turkish exporter exported 169 billion 514 million dollars, reaching more than $165.9 billion, which is the “New Economy Program 2020 Export Target”. In the world goods trade, it was reached to 1 percent share for the first time last year.

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), the only umbrella organization of 100 thousand exporters and 61 exporter associations with 27 sectors, continues its efforts in full swing to reach the export target of $184 billion set for 2021 and strengthen the 'Made in Türkiye' brand in all over the world.

“We must reach 5 billion dollars in annual export”

The carpet sector, which is one of the 6 record-breaking sectors on an annual basis, exported 2 billion 605 million dollars. The sector has sold products to 172 countries and regions from Tanzania to Colombia, Brazil to Australia. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle, pointing to the success of the sector at the Carpet Sector Board Meeting held online, “In 2020, total exports in carpet sector increased by 2.8 percent to 2 billion 605 million dollars” he said. Gülle continued “This figure is also the annual record of our sector. Also, in December, the monthly export record was broken by $290 million. In the new year, export growth in our sector is over 10 percent. Carpet is a sector where we are pioneers in the world. By meeting demand, raising the scale, we need to reach $5 billion per year. In this sense, our successful performance in 2020 shows that we will achieve good works together in 2021.”

“This year it will exceed $1 billion in the U.S.”

Emphasizing that the countries exported most are the USA, Saudi Arabia, and Germany Gülle said, "Exports to the United States approached $1 billion with a 40 percent increase. I hope this level will be over. In the light of all this data, the future performance of our industry excites us even more. We have a clear path in the carpet industry, our future is bright. Always we must keep our goals high, should not in a comfort zone, reach to all geography in the world.”

Most exported top 10 countries in 2020

USA: 932 million 355 thousand dollars

Saudi Arabia: 265 million 185 thousand dollars

Germany: 141 million 457 thousand dollars

United Kingdom: 24 million 497 thousand dollars

Iraq:  110 million dollars

Egypt: 79 million 453 thousand dollars

United Arab Emirates: 68 million 302 thousand dollars

Libya: 59 million 446 thousand dollars

Kuwait: 37 million 29 thousand dollars

Israel: 37 million dollars

Top 10 exporting cities in 2020 

Gaziantep: 1 billion 848 million 599 thousand dollars

İstanbul: 563 million 506 thousand dollars

Uşak: 57 million 921 thousand dollars

Bursa: 24 million dollars

Kayseri: 18 million 83 thousand dollars

Denizli: 16 million 273 thousand dollars

Düzce: 11 million 506 thousand dollars

Isparta: 11 million 396 thousand dollars

Kocaeli: 10 million 185 thousand dollars

Ankara: 9 million 957 thousand dollars

Number of exporters on the rise

In 2000, 1,223 different Turkish exporter companies exported 300 million dollars in total and an average of 2,454 dollars per company in the carpet sector. 

The number of exporter companies increased to 4,094 in 2018 and their exports increased to 2.26 billion dollars.

The average export was 5,532 thousand dollars per export company.

2019 comparison

In 2019, the number of exporter companies was 4,514 and their exports were 2 billion 53 million dollars.

Average exports per exporter company increased to 5,615 dollars.

According to 2000-2019 data, 19,588 different companies exported, while on average, 1.34 billion dollars were exported each year.

Export was 5,372 dollars per export company.

Türkiye ranks second in global carpet supply

In the carpet market of approximately $15 billion, our carpet exporters rank second behind China in global carpet supply with a share of 13.7 percent according to 2019 data.