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Turkey records apparel export of US $ 18 billion in 2018

Turkey’s apparel exports reached US $ 18 billion in 2018. This was announced by Hadi Karasu, President, Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TGSD) on 26 December 2018 at a meeting in Istanbul.Turkey’s apparel exports reached US $ 18 billion in 2018. This was announced by Hadi Karasu, President, Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TGSD) on 26 December 2018 at a meeting in Istanbul.

“Turkey hopes that its apparel exports will clock US $ 19 billion in 2019. This was according to a press release issued by TGSD. The country’s garment industry is vital to the economy of the nation as it generated lot of employment opportunities for the people.” – Hadi Karasu, President, Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association

While asserting on Turkey’s relevance in global textile sector, he said that in 2017, Turkey’s contribution to US $ 515 billion global apparel market was 3.3 per cent.

“Turkey is the fifth largest apparel supplier globally and its importance cannot be overlooked,” said the TGSD President. He also said that the country had all the potential to increase its exports by ten times.

It is important to note that Turkey’s domestic garment market recorded an impressive US $ 34.2 billion in 2018 – an increase of 20 per cent from 2017.

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