Turkey breaks its exports record in H1: Trade minister
"Despite the downward revisions in global economy, especially in the growth prospects of the most important export market Eurozone, Turkish exports rose 2.18% to $88.2 billion in the first six months of this year and set a record in the history of Turkish Republic," Ruhsar Pekcan said in a statement.
Turkey's foreign trade gap narrowed to $13.96 billion in the first half of this year, Pekcan said.
She also said the country's foreign trade volume fell by 11.3% to $190.4 billion from January to June.
"Exports coverage ratio to imports reached 86.3% in the January-June period, up from 67.3% in the same period last year," she underlined.
Mentioning the slowdown in the global economy, trade wars, protectionism tendencies and possible Brexit without deal, Ruhsar said: "Despite all these challenges, we expect Turkey to maintain its positive performance in exports throughout 2019."