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Turkey exports $13.36 bn RMG in Jan-Sep 2021

According to the data from the Turkish Statistical Institute and the country’s Ministry of Trade, Turkey exported readymade garments (RMG) worth $13.36 billion, compared to $10.63 billion exports in the corresponding period of 2020.

Witnessing a 25.72 percent year-on-year growth in the January-September calendar year period of 2021.

Figure: The Maersk Line container ship Maersk Batam sails through the Bosporus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul, Turkey. Courtesy: Reuters

Among the RMG export, knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories earned US$7.79 billion in the January-September period of 2021, recording a 35% growth compared to $5.77 billion during the same period of the earlier year.

While non-knitted apparel and accessories (HS chapter 62) exports earned $5.57 billion, with a 14.7 percent increase. Which was $4.859 billion in January-September 2020 period.

The country’s export has witnessed strong growth in the first nine months of the 2021 calendar year. Recently Turkey’s Trade Minister, Mehmet Muş announced that the country’s share in global exports has surpassed 1% for the first time in its history.

Amongst export of non-apparel items, carpets, mats matting and tapestries (HS chapter 57) export grew by 34 percent to $2.38 billion, during the January-September 2020 period.

Old clothing and other textile articles and rags (HS chapter 63) exports also grew by 19.7 percent to $2.10 billion during the period.

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