Turkey’s exports slightly up in June
DHA PhotoTurkey’s exports rose slightly to $11.8 billion in June, a 0.6 percent increase from the same month a year earlier, according to figures revealed by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) today.
The export volume reached $74.6 billion in the last six months with a 2.5 percent increase from the same period of the previous year. Turkey is now $85.3 billion away from its 2013 export target, which aims to reach $160 billion. However, exports rose to $152.8 billion in the last 12 months with a 7.5 percent increase.
The automotive sector topped the exports with $1.8 billion in June, followed by the ready wear sector with $1.4 billion and the chemical material sector with $1.3 billion.
Turkey’s exports to the European Union surged by 5 percent last month. Also, the exports volume to Africa increased by 6 percent and to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) by 5 percent.