Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) carried out its 28th Ordinary General Assembly and the "2020 Export Champions Award Ceremony" with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The awards were presented to the top 10 companies that exported the most in Türkiye last year, by President Erdoğan. At the board, TİM also promoted the "Top 1000 Exporters of Türkiye 2020 Prestige Book" and shared the results of the research. According to this, the total export of the companies in the top 1000 were 92.6 billion dollars, and their share in total export was 54.6 percent. 78.9 percent of the top 1000 companies consisted of domestic companies. These companies accounted for 59.3 percent of the total export of the top 1000 companies. 57.5% of the top 1000 companies were in located the Marmara region. The province with the highest number of companies on the list in 2020 was Istanbul with 426. Automotive Industry accounted for 23.8 percent of the total export in the Top 1000 exporters list on a sector basis, Chemicals and Products for 10.7 percent, Steel for 10.5 percent, Ready-to-Wear and Apparels for 9.4 percent, and Electric-Electronics sectors for 8,4 percent. The top 1,000 exporters created a total of nearly 1 million jobs.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Extended Board of Presidents Meeting was held with the participation of Trade Minister Mehmet Muş. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle shared their work and their goals and expectations for the future at the meeting where the export family had the opportunity to convey their requests and suggestions to the Minister of Trade, Muş.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has created a Sustainability in Industry Science Committee for the first goal of the "TİM Sustainability Action Plan", which it announced with the message "We Produce for the World Without Consuming the World". The Committee will work to guide exporters in line with the goals of Climate Change, Sustainability, and the European Green Deal.
The scope of the cooperation agreement of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) with Turkish Airlines (THY) for discounted cargo transportation has been expanded to reduce the logistics costs of the exporter. According to this, in the air cargo discount campaign, the number of destinations was increased to 46, additional tone capacity was provided, the discount rate was increased, and product ranges were expanded.
TİM Women's Council, which was formed within the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) to increase the number of women represented in the business world and to ensure the integration of female entrepreneurs into business life, met with Trade Minister Mehmet Muş in Ankara. During the visit, the Council had the opportunity to convey the roadmap and projects to Trade Minister Muş.
The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the August export figures. Türkiye's August export reached 18 billion 912 million dollars an increase of 51.8 percent compared to the same month last year. This figure was also the highest August export in the history of the Republic. In the first eight months of the year the Turkish exporter, making export of 140 billion 237 million dollars with an increase of 37 percent, achieved significant success by exceeding its annual target with export of 207 billion 469 million dollars in the last 12 months.
Commenting on the growth figures of the Turkish economy in the second quarter of the year, İsmail Gülle, chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), said, "After growing by 7 percent in the first quarter of the year, we grew by 21.7 percent in the second quarter. It was the highest growth figure we reached in the 2000s. The contribution of export to growth was 10.8 points in the first half of the year. So, half the growth came from exports. These figures strengthened our belief that Türkiye will rise with export."
The center of the project, which continues to work in cooperation between the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and İstanbul Technical University (ITU), where multifunctional, domestic solar panels for Nano and Micro Satellites are developed, opened its doors to journalists.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman İsmail Gülle noted the success of the natural stone sector in exports in his speech at the opening of MARBLE İzmir International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair, which was held for the 26th time. Emphasizing that sector export exceeded $1 billion in the first half of 2021, an increase of 30 percent compared to the same period last year, Gülle said, "In the natural stone sector, we take an 11 percent share of the world's total exports. Our country is the fourth most natural stone exporting country in the world. In the first six months of 2021, the three countries where we exported the most processed natural stones were China with $326 million, the United States with $227 million, and France with $53 million in exports. During this period, our exports to 113 countries increased compared to the same period of the previous year."
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has implemented the Young TİM project to increase the number of young exporters and to raise the young generation of the export people of the future. TİM aims to create Türkiye, which is rising with exports in the hands of young people with its new project. Young exporters from all sectors working in Türkiye's leading companies took part in Genç TİM. In the Young TİM Board of Directors, it was obligatory to have female board members at least as much as the ratio of the total female members.
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.