Turkish exporters, which are the field workers of the economy and trade diplomacy of Türkiye, have succeeded in exporting from Konya to 182 countries and regions. Noting that Konya has performed very successful performance on exports in recent years, especially in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, "The companies in Konya, which exported $2.2 billion last year, exported $1.2 billion in the first five months of this year, an increase of 50 percent compared to the same period of 2020."
"SME Export Mobilization Training Programs" organized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), which is the only umbrella organization of 100,000 exporters with 61 exporter associations and 27 sectors, is continuing. Within the scope of the program, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to export. The last of the training was carried out online for Konya. The participants were informed on many issues such as how to become an exporter, how to benefit from export-related supports, and financing of exports. Konya Governor Vahdettin Özkan and TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle attended the opening of the event, which attracted a lot of attention. Speaking in the event, Gülle stressed that 182 countries and regions were exported from Konya last year.
"Our goal is to spread exports to the base"
Noting that their targets can only be achieved by spreading exports to the base and they carried out many studies for this purpose, Gülle said, "We aim to reach every company with export potential in all corners of Anatolia with TİM SME Export Mobilization training. Today, nearly two years have passed since our first training program, and 35,677 companies joined the export family in this process. In the last two years, we have organized 14 SME Export Mobilization Training, 13 in our country and one in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. We designed our TİM SME Export Mobilization Training Programs for 3 target audiences. The first target audience is company representatives who already have their businesses and want to carry out export activities. The second target audience is companies that want to increase their exports continuously and the third is young entrepreneurs. We will continue to stand by our country's exporters and entrepreneurs as field workers of exports. We will build Türkiye, which rises with exports, together. Among the trainings, we have carried out so far, we were pleased to receive the highest participation demand from Konya. "
"Konya is the 11th most exporting city"
Stating that Konya was the 11th most exporting city last year, İsmail Gülle said, "We see that Konya has performed very successful performance on exports in recent years, especially to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. The companies in Konya, which exported 2.2 billion dollars to 182 countries and regions last year; sold products $241 million to Iraq, $189 million to the USA, and $148 million to Germany. These companies increased their exports 109 million dollars to the USA, 26 million dollars to Russia, 14 million dollars to Israel, and 11 million dollars to Sudan and Azerbaijan, despite the pandemic, in 2020 compared to the previous year.
"$1.2 billion in export success this year, up 50 percent"
Gülle, who gave information about the products and sectors that Konya exports the most in 2020, continued as follows: “These products were assembly industry parts, items used in milling, and brakes and linings. While our province made the most exports in the Machinery and Accessories sector with 509 million dollars in 2020, Automotive Industry ranked second with 421 million dollars, and Cereals, Legumes, Oilseeds and Products ranked third with 269 million dollars. The share of these three sectors in our province's exports was 55%. We know that our province has great potential in other agricultural sectors. We believe that our companies will increase their export amounts rapidly in agriculture and food in the coming period. This year, our companies in Konya exported $1.2 billion in the first five months, an increase of 50 percent compared to the same period in 2020.”