“Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey starts

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) started the Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey for the first time this year for the purpose of improving the Turkish service sector and uncovering its potential.

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi drew attention to the fact that the growth rate of world services sector export is greater than the goods export and said “Turkey caught a rising trend in this field. The service export was 14.9 billion dollars in 1995; it became 46.3 billion dollars in 2015. Our 2023 target is 150 billion dollars”.

TIM Chairman Büyükekşi: “Turkey is a net exporter in service sector; we had a foreign surplus of 24 billion dollars last year. This sector makes positive contribution to current transactions balance and provides high added value.”

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) started the Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey for the purpose of improving the Turkish service sector and uncovering its potential. The survey will be started for the first time this year; it is intended to make determination and listing of the firms that make exports in service sectors for “foreign exchange earning service trade”. “Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey will be based on the service exports made in 2015 by firms that operate in the service sectors classified by the World Trade Organization and the Ministry of Economy.

TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi drew attention to the fact that Turkey, which is a net exporter in the sector, has a share of 1.05 percent in the world trade. Büyükekşi said “We managed to achieve a foreign trade surplus of 24 billion dollars in 2015 in the sector. This sector makes positive contribution to current transactions balance of Turkey. Also, it provides the possibility of high added value with very low resource utilization”.

2023 target in service sector is 150 billion dollars

TIM Chairman Büyükekşi said that when the service sector export in the world is examined in periods of 10 years each, it will be seen that the growth rate of world services sector export is greater than the goods export.

Büyükekşi underlined the fact that Turkey caught a rising trend in the services sector and said “The service export was 14.9 billion dollars in 1995; it became 27.8 billion dollars in 20025 and 46.3 billion dollars in 2015. Our 2023 target is 150 billion dollars”.

Büyükekşi reminded that they have implemented “2023 Service Sectors Competition Power Analysis” together with the Ministry of Economy last year and said “We are carrying out activities with the Electric, Electronic and Service Exporters Union under the coordination of Ministry of Economy for determining the 2023 Service Export Strategy. We have made arrangements in the Turquality program together with Ministry of Economy to cover service sectors in addition to goods sectors.”

Applications started today; open until August 15th

Applications for Turkey's 500 Large Service Exporters” survey started today and will continue until august 15th 2016. Firms may make their applications at the address of http://www.tim.org.tr/tr/500.html free of charge.

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