$103 Billion Contributions from the First 1000 Exporters

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the results of its “Türkiye's first 1000 exporters 2019” survey. According to the research, the total exports of companies in the top 1000 increased by 3 percent compared to the previous year and reached 103 billion dollars. The share of these companies in total exports was 62 percent. 144 companies, which export 5.8 billion dollars in total, were included in the list for the first time, while 856 companies managed to be on the list for two years in a row.

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), the only umbrella organization of 61 exporters, 13 secretaries-general and close to 95,000 exporters, promoted the Prestige Book "Türkiye's first 1000 Exporters 2019" and shared the results of the research. Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan, heads of exporters' unions, company executives, representatives of public, private sector. and non-governmental organizations attended the meeting hosted by TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle. At the ceremony, 15 companies with the highest exports in 2019; Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., Toyota Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş., Oyak-Renault Otomobil Fabrikaları A.Ş., Kibar Dış Ticaret A.Ş., TGS Dış Ticaret A.Ş., Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş., Vestel Ticaret A.Ş., Arçelik A.Ş., Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş., Habaş Sınai ve Tıbbi Gazlar İstihsal Endüstrisi A.Ş., İstanbul Altın Rafinerisi A.Ş., Socar Türkiye, BSH Home Appliances, and Bosch received awards.

144 companies listed for the first time

The research carried out by TİM; While providing the opportunity to observe the annual performances of the largest export organizations and to make many detailed analyzes, it guides the exporting companies and reveals the results of the studies carried out for the development of exports. Giving information about the research TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle, “Our first 1,000 exporting company, with 103 billion dollars realized 62 percent of Türkiye's total exports in 2019. 144 companies, which export 5.8 billion dollars, were included in the list of top 1000 exporters in 2019. Our 856 companies managed to keep its place on the list.” said.

Emphasizing one of the topics give importance to the Turkish Exporters Assembly is 'High Technology and Value-Added Export' İsmail Gülle, “189 of the companies, participating in our research, spent nearly 10 billion Turkish Lira on R&D in 2019. While the share of R&D expenditures in these companies was 1.71 percent in 2018, it increased to 2.65 percent in 2019. In our analyses, we found that every 1 unit increase in R&D spending provided a 0.24 unit increase in exports. In other words, every 1 dollar spent on R&D returns to our country as 2.15 dollars in exports. This situation, as our President has always stated, shows that R&D and innovation increase competitiveness in exports and exports." said.

One unit of export provides a 0.87 increase in profitability

İsmail Gülle, to increase the number of companies that use high technology in exports and they wish to increase their rates in exports, stating, "We see that the share of high and medium high-tech products in the exports of our companies on the list is 6 percent above the average of Türkiye. However, the results of our research show that exports; company profitability also reveals its positive effect. Each 1-unit export increase provides a 0.87-unit increase in profitability. In other words, the firm which increasing its exports increases both its profitability and capital. We hope that these data will be a source of motivation for all our companies to focus on exports.” said.

$ 1 investment turns into $ 4 export

Stating that “Investments support exports and exports support investments”, İsmail Gülle, “According to our research, every one-dollar investment made by our exporters means 4-dollar export return. Each patent registered by our companies provides an average increase of 2.2 million dollars in exports. Every brand we registered means an export increase of approximately 400 thousand Dollars” said. Referring to the importance of women employment, Gülle said, “When the productivity of 355 companies that share their employment data with us is examined, we see that companies employing women have increased their profitability by 0.63 units. As the Turkish Exporters Assembly, we care about supporting our female entrepreneurs, directing them to the right investment areas, and making our women more strongly involved in decision-making mechanisms in business life. With this vision, the Women's Council was established for the first time in the history of TİM. 'Our TİM Women Council, which has been operating for two years, will continue to work with many important projects in the upcoming period,' he said.

Records will continue in exports

Since the day they came to work on top of that they broke export records reminiscent of Gülle continued as follows: 'Türkiye's historical record was broke in 2018 and our exports reached 168 billion dollars. Despite all the negativities in global trade in 2019, our exporters, who carried the record to 180.8 billion dollars with the support of our government, made our country proud. As Türkiye's soldiers and heroes in the field of economy and trade diplomacy, we will continue to break records. Our exporters will be with their state and nation today and tomorrow as it was yesterday. I would like to thank Our Minister of Commerce, Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan, who has opened new opportunities, new doors for our exporters in the world economy, brought new excitement to Türkiye's global trade vision, and is always with our export family. The new entries show the opportunities created by Türkiye; protecting the place for a long time in the list shows the stability in Türkiye. Throughout history, there has been a cost of standing in this geography. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have worked hard for our state and our nation, especially our president, who has taken this stance. Even if our stance has a price, for the survival of our country and nation, we pay it and we will pay with our hearts. As we are exporters who depend on our nation with love and loyalty, and we say that Türkiye will rise with exports. I would like to remind you that the The Turkish Exporters Assembly, which is the only umbrella organization for Türkiye's exports, is a solution center for producers and exporters. We are grateful for the efforts of our esteemed ministers, especially with the favor of our Honorable President, to solve the problems our exporters have brought to TİM immediately.

The Automotive industry at the top

According to the results of the research, Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş. retained its leadership with its exports of 5 billion 869 million dollars, while Toyota Otomotiv Sanati Türkiye A.Ş. was second with 4 billion 232 million dollars and Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. was in third place with 3 billion 511 million dollars. Oyak-Renault Otomobil Fabrikaları A.Ş., which was ranked 9th the previous year, rose to 4th place with exports of 2 billion 385 million dollars.

Kibar Dış Ticaret A.Ş. with 2 billion 247 million dollars took the 5th place, TGS Dış Ticaret A.Ş. with 2 billion 231 million dollars took the sixth place and Tofaş Turkish Automobile Factory with 2 billion 210 million dollars took 7th place. Vestel Ticaret A.Ş. was ranked 8th with 2 billion 194 million and Arçelik A.Ş. was 9th with 1 billion 837 million, while Mercedes Benz Türk A.Ş., which rose one place, took 10th place with exports of 1 billion 507 million. 

430 of the top 1000 companies are in İstanbul

When analyzed on a sectoral basis, 27.3% of the total exports in the list of first 1,000 exporters were Automotive Industry, 12% Chemical Materials and Products sector, 11% Steel sector. These three sectors made up 50.6 percent of total exports included in the top 1,000 export lists. While 430 companies from İstanbul were included in the list, 79 companies from İzmir, 70 from Gaziantep, 65 from Kocaeli, 61 from Bursa, and 47 from Ankara succeeded.

2019 Overall Ranking

Company Title

2019 Export ($)

1

FORD OTOMOTİV SANAYİ A.Ş.

5.869.661.568,96

2

TOYOTA OTOMOTİV SANAYİ TÜRKİYE A.Ş.

4.232.517.062,08

3

TÜRKİYE PETROL RAFİNERİLERİ A.Ş.

3.511.810.833,47

4

OYAK-RENAULT OTOMOBİL FABRİKALARI A.Ş.

2.385.472.903,08

5

KİBAR DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

2.247.566.131,48

6

TGS DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

2.231.960.406,41

7

TOFAŞ TÜRK OTOMOBİL FABRİKASI A.Ş.

2.210.593.979,76

8

VESTEL TİCARET A.Ş.

2.194.275.175,16

9

ARÇELİK A.Ş.

1.837.021.909,39

10

MERCEDES-BENZ TÜRK A.Ş.

1.507.856.688,09

11

HABAŞ SINAİ VE TIBBİ GAZLAR İSTİHSAL ENDÜSTRİSİ A.Ş.

1.358.494.169,34

12

İSTANBUL ALTIN RAFİNERİSİ A.Ş.

1.196.080.634,46

13

SOCAR TÜRKİYE PETROL ENERJİ DAĞITIM SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

972.317.862,50

14

BSH EV ALETLERİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

934.084.659,69

15

BOSCH SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

923.763.043,42

 

 

Industry Leaders

Sector

Company Title

Steel

HABAŞ SINAİ VE TIBBİ GAZLAR İSTİHSAL ENDÜSTRİSİ A.Ş.

Cement Glass Ceramics and Soil Products

ŞİŞECAM DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Iron and Non-Ferrous Metals

KİBAR DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Leather and Leather Goods

TGS DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Other Industrial Products

POLİN DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Electrical Electronics and Service

VESTEL TİCARET A.Ş.

Nuts and Products

FERRERO FINDIK İTHALAT İHRACAT VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Ship and Yacht

TERSAN TERSANECİLİK SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Carpet

ERDEMOĞLU DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Ready to Wear and Garment

TGS DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products

İSTANBUL GIDA DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Air Conditioning Industry

BOSCH TERMOTEKNİK ISITMA VE KLİMA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Chemicals and Products

TÜRKİYE PETROL RAFİNERİLERİ A.Ş.

Dried Fruits and Products

ÖZGÜR TARIM ÜRÜNLERİ İNŞAAT SANAYİ VE TİC. A.Ş.

Mining Products

EKOM ECZACIBAŞI DIŞ TİCARET A.Ş.

Machinery and Tools

TÜRK TRAKTÖR VE ZİRAAT MAKİNELERİ A.Ş.

Fruit and Vegetable Products

ALTUNKAYA İNŞAAT NAKLİYAT GIDA TİCARET A.Ş.

Furniture, Paper and Forest Products

HAYAT KİMYA SANAYİ A.Ş.

Jewelry

İSTANBUL ALTIN RAFİNERİSİ A.Ş.

Automotive Industry

FORD OTOMOTİV SANAYİ A.Ş.

Defense and Aerospace Industries

TUSAŞ TÜRK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYİ A.Ş.

Aquaculture and Animal Products

KLC GIDA ÜRÜNLERİ İTHALAT İHRACAT VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Ornamental Plants and Products

ÇİÇEKÇİLER BİRLİĞİ DIŞ TİC. A.Ş.

Textiles and Raw Materials

AK-PA TEKSTİL İHRACAT PAZARLAMA A.Ş.

Tobacco

BRITISH AMERİCAN TOBACCO TÜTÜN MAMULLERİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

UÇAK KARDEŞLER GIDA SERACILIK ULUSLARARASI NAKLİYE PLASTİK SANAYİ VE TİCARET LTD. ŞTİ.

Olives and Olive Oil

S.S. MARMARA ZEYTİN TARIM SATIŞ KOOPERATİFLERİ BİRLİĞİ (MARMARABİRLİK)

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