BURSA - Anatolia News Agency
Employees are seen working at a textile facility in Bursa, Turkey’s traditional prodcer and exporter in the field. DHA photo
Textile and ready-to-wear clothing exports from the northwestern province of Bursa exceeded $1.5 billion in the first 11 months of 2012, according to data from the Uludağ Exporters’ Association (UİB).
Textile exports from tpe province rose by 9.8 percent to $1.1 billion, while ready-to-wear clothing exports dropped by 5.42 percent to $453.2 million year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2012, the associations’ figures showed.
Most of the exports in this period, some $143.07 million worth portion, were made to Russia
in the period.
Germany, Britain, Romania, the United States, Italy, Iran, Morocco, Poland and Spain followed Russia.
Along with Denizli, an inner Aegean province, Bursa is the heart of textile production and exports in Turkey.
However Turkish exporters were facing a strong competition by the North African firms before the popular uprisings, so callet Arab Sprign, in the region.