Our Greatest Richness Is the Export Family

RECORDS IN EXPORT IN 16 OF THE LAST 18 MONTHS

İsmail Gülle, chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), the only umbrella organization of more than 100,000 exporters, commented on Türkiye's export performance, which has gained momentum in recent years.

TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “At the end of each month, we gave the good news to Türkiye. Despite many negative news and indicators around the world, the export family has set a monthly export record in 16 of the last 18 months.  We reached the highest records of the history of the republic in 25 of 27 sectors. We are on every side of Türkiye. We are in every city, also we are going to events in every city. We are on the field. We are visiting the factories. We take the pulse of all our sectors. Hopefully, we will continue to give good news to our country in the coming months.”

İsmail Gülle, chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), the only umbrella organization of more than 100,000 exporters with 61 exporters' associations and 27 sectors, commented on the rising export performance of Türkiye's export family, which is the field workers of economic and trade diplomacy, in recent years.

TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle stated that 2021 will be a year that they will never forget in terms of Türkiye's export and they will remember it very differently. “For 14 years, we have tried to increase our export to more than 200 billion dollars in order to move to bilateral figures. When we got close, there was an economic crisis in America, and when we got closer again, there was a crisis in the Far East. Despite many problems, 14 years later, as of July last year, we exceeded $200 billion in exports in the 12 months for the first time in our history. In September, we exported $212.2 billion in the last 12 months, exceeding our annual export target of $211 billion. Again, in September, for the first time in our history, we exceeded 20 billion dollars in export on a monthly basis. Finally, we reached the target of $225 billion for 2021.”

Export family sets monthly export record in 16 of last 18 months

Emphasizing that Türkiye has set a monthly export record in 16 of the last 18 months with the intensive efforts of exporters and the support of the government, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “We have reached the highest export figures in the history of the Republic in 25 of our 27 sectors. We have set records for employment, manufacturing, and growth. Despite many negative news and indicators in the world, the export family became the honor and pride of this country. As the export family, we have managed to give good news to our country at the end of each month by continuing to produce and export at all times in case the parameters are broken, many indicators are affected and go down. Thank God that we exported $225 billion, going far beyond the target we set at the beginning of last year. We were not aiming for this, but if you are alive and standing, the conditions bring you opportunities.”

“We are all over Türkiye. We are in every city, we go to the organizations in every city”

Underlining that they have put Türkiye in a different position in the world order established after the pandemic, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle stated that Türkiye is now an important supply center. Gülle said, “We see those who use their preferences in favor of Türkiye, those who order from Türkiye, those who want to buy goods from Türkiye in almost every sector. We are all over Türkiye. We are in every city, we are going to events in every city. We are on the field. We are visiting the factories. We take the pulse of all our sectors. We see that many of our producers are very satisfied and happy with the production and export of all of our export families in every city of Türkiye.”

“We have big orders. We are preparing to do the big things”

Saying that before, the expectation of financing was always in the first place and that the need for personnel and workers is now the priority, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “This is because we have big orders. We are getting ready to do the big things. We are moving into economies of scale. We are returning to larger-scale works instead of the small business as in previous years. Because the demand is like this now. We are getting big jobs. We are missing out on jobs we cannot get. Therefore, we see mergers in sectors, big investments within the sector. We are proud of that.”

“Hopefully we will see that we have set a historical record in March as well”

Stating that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has set the target for export at $250 billion and that Türkiye is on track for export this year with a target of $250 billion, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “We have always felt a strong will and strong support of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who sees the export family as a friend of the road. We see that we are going much higher on this road that we set as a 2 billion difference every month. Hopefully, we will see that we have reached the historical record in the march foreign trade figures that we will announce with the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Mehmet Muş, on Monday. There is dynamism and mobility in all our sectors. There may be problems, of course. There are always problems. If you work, it is natural to have a problem. But if you do not work, you do not any problem. As the export family, we prefer to overcome these problems by working. Because it is very easy to overcome these problems by working and fighting. It is already up to us to solve these problems that we face and to look ahead firmly. I say this wholeheartedly. I get this feeling from our exporters.”

“Our biggest gem is the export family”

Stating that they are not a country that grows with underground riches, TİM President İsmail Gülle said, “But our biggest gem is the export family. It is our exporters who lead us to the targets, put hundreds of billions of dollars in export targets on top of them, realize them and raise our country to the level of prosperous society. We have underground wealth and aboveground wealth. But our most important and most valuable wealth is our entrepreneurs and businessmen who put their heart into what they do. That is our greatest value. Around us, we see countries that cannot see the happiness of underground wealth and cannot experience their wealth. We go to our goals with technology, know-how, investment, growth, production, and employment. Next year we will celebrate the centenary of our republic. It is going to be a really important and meaningful year for us. We will crown our gratitude to this republic and ancestors who sacrificed their lives while establishing the republic, in a way that will befit their children and generations, with a target of 300 billion dollars in export next year. Export, employment, production, and investment is the name of the service to this country. And as export families, we all do it together. We are proud of our exporters.”

 

Monthly Export Record in 16 of the Last 18 Months (x1.000$)

 

2020

2021

Worth

2022

Worth

January

14,701.346.98

15,004.010.44

%2.1

17,576.229.94

%17.1

February

14,608.289.79

15,952.577.26

%9.2

20,004.018.83

%25.4

March

13,353.075.96

18,956.853.51

%42.0

 

 

April

8,978.290.76

18,756.969.24

%108.9

 

 

May

9,957.512.18

16,468.898.15

%65.4

 

 

June

13,460.251.82

19,740.775.71

%46.7

 

 

July

14,890.653.47

16,358.861.59

%9.9

 

 

August

12,456.453.47

18,861.014.23

%51.4

 

 

September

15,990.797.71

20,717.605.42

%29.6

 

 

October

17,315.266.20

20,713.644.61

%19.6

 

 

November

16,088.682.23

21,466.430.12

%33.4

 

 

December

17,837.134.74

22,236.013.32

%24.7

 

 

 

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