Turkey breaks export record while world economy shrinks
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
"Closing the first two months of 2020 with new records on a monthly basis was a source of pride for us," İsmail Gülle said at a kitchen and bathroom expo in the commercial capital Istanbul.
Turkey's exports totaled $29.4 billion, up 4.3 percent in the first two months of 2020, on a yearly basis, while in 2019 its exports rose 2.1 percent to reach $171.5 billion.
He said trade tensions between countries and the coronavirus outbreak continue to narrow the global trade volume.
On the country's ceramic industry, he said Turkey's ceramic exports last year totaled around $1.2 billion.
He added that Turkey is one of the top 10 countries in the global ceramic sector.