Bursa exports $885 mln of textiles and garments
BURSA - Anatolia News Agency
Employees work at a facility in Bursa, the historical capital city of textiles in Turkey. DHA photoTurkey’s northwestern province of Bursa exported $884.9 million of textiles and garment products in the first six months of 2012. The exports from Bursa in ready-made clothing and garments dropped 6.29 percent, while those in textiles rose 9.98 percent in the period.
The total export figure of textiles, ready-made clothing and garment sectors increased from $844.6 million in first half of 2011 to $884.9 million in first half of 2012.
According to figures from the Uludağ Exporters’ Associations (UİB), textile exports rose 9.98 percent from $574.3 million in the first half of 2011 to $631.6 million in the first half of 2012.
Ready-made clothing and garment exports decreased 6.29 percent from $270.3 million to $253.3 million in the same compared period.
The province exported textiles to 116 countries and autonomous regions and to nine free zones. Ready-made exports reached 112 countries and autonomous regions and seven free zones. The exports figure for June was $107.8 million, an increase of 10.47 percent from the same month last year, while ready-made exports decreased by 1.37 percent to $47.6 million.
Meanwhile fruit and vegetable exports from Bursa fell nearly 7.6 percent in the first half of the year to $80.7 million year-on-year last year due to shrinking demand from Europe, while significant increases to Arab countries cushioned falling exports from the worst.
UK topq market for fruits
The highest amount of exports was made to the United Kingdom in the period with $10.9 million despite a 25.46 percent decrease compared with the same period last year.
Exports decreased by 31.36 percent to Germany, 31.39 to the Netherlands, 20.79 percent to Italy, 42.51 percent to France, 38.62 percent to Belgium, 28.71 percent to Greece and 43.78 percent to Spain.
Fruit and vegetable exports rose 6.21 percent to Lebanon, 4.78 percent to Lebanon, 2.02 percent to Libya and 1.54 percent to Iraq, according to data from the Uludağ Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Unions.
Fruit and vegetable exports were made to 79 countries and autonomous regions.