TİM CHAIRMAN GÜLLE: IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, SİVAS' EXPORTS HAVE DOUBLED
While the Turkish export family who flies the Turkish flag in many countries from different geographies of the world, broke records every month, Sivas succeeded in exporting to 90 countries. Drawing attention to the successful export performance of Sivas, especially to European and American countries, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “Sivas's export has increased significantly by 53 percent in the last 10 years to 76 million dollars. Among the countries where exports from our city exceeded $1 million in 2020, exports to Thailand increased by 277 percent, Australia by 208 percent, and Israel by 83 percent compared to the previous year. Our Sivas exporters exported to 12 countries from Congo to Vietnam, Colombia to Estonia for the first time in 2020. Earlier month, for the first time in Sivas, the export of our domestic tomatoes grown with geothermal water began. Sivas, which until yesterday imported fruits and vegetables from outside, now exports to the world. Our city makes exports to 90 countries.”
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the export figures for March and the first quarter. In March, Türkiye's exports reached 18 billion 985 million dollars, the highest monthly export figure in the history of the Republic, with an increase of 42.2% compared to the same month last year despite the pandemic. The export family also achieved an all-time high first-quarter figure with exports of 50 billion 23 million dollars in the January-March period, an increase of 17.3% compared to the first quarter in 2020. The export family has succeeded in closing the last four months with March with a record. In March, 24 sectors increased their exports compared to the same month of the earlier year. 7 sectors set the highest monthly export record in their history. In the first quarter of the year, the automotive sector became first with $7 billion 690 million, Chemical Substances became second with $5 billion 310 million, and the Apparel sector became third with $4 billion 707 million. In March, our exporters managed to wave the Turkish flag in 218 countries and regions. Turkish exporters increased their exports to 150 countries. 11 provinces; Antalya, Denizli, İstanbul, Kahramanmaraş, Karabük, Kırşehir, Konya, Manisa, Niğde, Samsun and Tekirdağ; performed the highest monthly export in their history in March. Also, 74 provinces achieved significant success by increasing their exports in March.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) shared with the public the 'Export 2021 Report', which is a new roadmap and new vision for the exporters who makes to wave the Turkish flag in more than 220 countries. The focal theme of the report which will benefit the Turkish economy and exports ecosystem as 'Change in the Global Supply Chain', has been set.
TİM CHAIRMAN GÜLLE: OUR TOTAL EXPORTS TO TWO COUNTRIES REACHED 6.5 BILLION DOLLARS
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Chairman İsmail Gülle noted the investments of Turkish-owned companies in the two countries and the increase in exports to these countries, in his speech at the Virtual Trade Delegation program held for Bulgaria and Romania. Emphasizing that cognates in the region serve as bridges in relations with the two countries and further strengthen the unity of the harmony, Gülle said, “The businesspeople of our country have 65 major investments in Bulgaria. More than 3,000 Turkish-owned companies operate in the country. There are nearly 18,000 Turkish-owned companies in Romania. 9 of these companies are among Romania's top 1,000. The annual turnover of these 9 companies is over $1 billion. Both countries are a 'regional base' for our companies. Our exports to Bulgaria increased by 49 percent to $2.6 billion in 2020 from $1.8 billion in 2015. Our exports, which was $2.9 billion in 2015 to Romania, increased to $3.9 billion in 2020.”
In his speech at the “Meetings with Business” meeting, İsmail Gülle, Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), stated that in January and February of this year, they signed the highest periodic exports in the history of the Republic, and he emphasized that the march figures continued to be good. Noting the importance of value-added exports in his speech, Gülle said, “In particular, jewelry with $514 per kilogram, Defense and Aerospace Industry with $47, Apparel and Ready-To-Wear with $13, and leather sectors with $9 contributed greatly to our value-added exports. When we look at our sectors other than our Cement and Mining sectors, our exports per kilogram increased to $1.75 in 2020.”
While Turkish exporters export medical products produced with national facilities to many countries from different geographies, there are large increases in medical product exports after the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, when the pandemic occurred, Türkiye's total medical product exports increased by 108 percent to 5 billion dollars. While the world's demand for Turkish medical products has increased every year, last year, Turkish companies exported 243 million dollars-worth of disinfectants and 48 million dollars in respirators, an increase of 1,195 percent.
A cooperation protocol was signed between Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to contribute to Türkiye's “National Space Program” goal. With the protocol, within ITU Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory, “R&D Project of Multifunction Solar Panel in Nano, Micro, Cube Satellites” will be implemented with the coordination of İnovaTİM. With the project, multifunctional, domestic solar panels will be developed for Nano and Micro Satellites, which are quite widespread in the world and cost very low.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) on International Women's Day on March 8; It is organizing a virtual trade delegation women-only exporter to Africa. Women exporters showed great interest in the organization, which brings together exporters and buyers in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania online. At the opening of the program, TİM Women's Council, of which women exporters are members, who have done important work to increase the number of women who are exporters, was also present.
A cooperation protocol will be signed between Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to contribute to the goal of Türkiye's “National Space Program” announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. With the protocol to be signed on March 11th; Within ITU Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory, “Nano, Micro, Multifunctional Solar Panel R&D Project in Cube Satellites” will be carried out with the coordination of InovaTİm. With the project, multifunctional, domestic solar panels will be developed for Nano and Micro Satellites, which are quite widespread in the world and cost very low.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the February export figures. In February, Türkiye's exports reached 16 billion 12 million dollars, an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the same month last year, despite the contraction in demand due to the pandemic, making it the highest February export figure in the history of the Republic. The export family has been a success in closing February and the last three months with a record in a row. In February, 22 sectors increased their exports compared to the same month the previous year. In particular, the strongest performing sectors were Mining, which increased by 47 percent to 415.6 million dollars, Defense and Aviation, which increased by 34 percent to 233.2 million dollars, and Ornamental Plants sectors, which increased by 25 percent to 16.3 million dollars. The three most exported countries were Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, respectively. The export family made to wave the Turkish flag in 210 countries and regions last month. In February, when 58 provinces increased their exports, 1538 companies participated in exports for the first time, while the automotive sector maintained its leadership with 2 billion 536 million dollars. The record export figure statement included the TİM Women's Council, of which exporter women are members, who have made important efforts to increase the number of exporter women.