The minimum wage announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is good for our employers and employees. We believe that it is a decision that will please both employers and employees because of intensive and meticulous work.
"Design Week Türkiye 2021", Türkiye's most comprehensive design event traditionalized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), will start on Friday (December 17). Leaving behind countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada, the goal of Türkiye, which ranked 7th on the scoreboard, is to reach the top 5 in the Global Design Rankings.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the November export figures. According to the data announced, the Turkish exporter set export records of November, all-time monthly export, the last 12 months, and the first 11 months of the year. Türkiye's November export reached $21.5 billion with an increase of 33.4 percent compared to the same month last year. In the first 11 months of the year, the Turkish exporter exported $203.1 billion, with an increase of 34 percent compared to the same period of 2020 and exceeded its annual target of $211 billion with $221 billion in export in the last 12 months. The export family has broken Republic historical records in 11 of the last 12 months.
Commenting on the growth figures of the Turkish economy in the third quarter of the year, Chairman İsmail Gülle, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), said, "Türkiye's economy grew by 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2021. Export contributed 5 points (68%) and net export contributed 6.8 points (92.3%) to GDP growth. We are growing with export; we are strengthening with export. As an export family, we are proud of our contribution to growth.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) continues its Virtual Trade Delegation programs with Kazakhstan to reduce the effects of Covid-19 on export. Noting that Türkiye-Kazakhstan trade volume has increased, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, "It was very valuable that our export to Kazakhstan increased despite the pandemic in 2020 and approached the level of 1 billion dollars. In the first 9 months of this year, our export to Kazakhstan increased by 36 percent, reaching the total figure of the previous year. We have exported 4,487 items to Kazakhstan this year. That is an extremely serious figure. As friend and sister countries, we should stay closer together at such a time when there are significant structural changes in global trade chains."
The "SME Export Mobilization Training Program" organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to export was physically carried out in Eskişehir. Eskişehir Governor Erol Ayyıldız and TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle opened the program, which received great attention. In the program, awards were presented to the companies that signed the most and highest value-added export in Eskişehir last year. The Turkish exporter, which is the field workers of Türkiye's economy and trade diplomacy, has succeeded in exporting from Eskişehir to 147 countries and regions this year.
Young TİM, which was implemented by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in order to increase the number of young exporters and to raise the young generation of the export people of the future, physically organized its first trade delegation to Latin America. Young TİM members, consisting of young exporters from all sectors working in Türkiye's leading companies, are in talks with Colombia and Panama that will create opportunities for new collaborations and sales and increase export figures. The trade delegation met with a great interest in bilateral talks.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the October export figures. According to the data announced, Turkish exporters set the export records of October, all-time monthly export, the last 12 months, and the first 10 months of the year. In October, the 98th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic, Türkiye's export reached $20.8 billion, an increase of 20.2 percent compared to the same month last year.
The special film released by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) to celebrate the Republic Day of October 29th was highly appreciated by the audiences. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle, "The struggle for economic independence, which was initiated in the early years of the Republic, will always continue. Economic independence is only possible with production and export.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has launched a logistics portal that will serve as a digital bridge between the exporter and the transportation sector, which flies the Turkish flag all around the world. With turkiyelojistikportali.com, the export family will deliver its products to all around the world with the most suitable tool, at the most convenient time, at the most affordable costs. Thanks to the portal, which aims to bring a national solution to the global logistics problem, exporters will both get new alternatives in product delivery planning and benefit from more affordable prices. The logistics sector, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to use its inert capacity; at the same time, it will have the opportunity to do business with exporters from different sectors. The Türkiye Logistics Portal will also help vehicles carrying exported goods find a return load.