Apparel exports from Turkiye increased by 17.91% in January-May 2022 (According to the data from the Turkish Statistical Institute and the country’s ministry of trade). During the first five months of the current year, Turkiye exported apparel worth $8.018 billion, compared to exports of $6.801 billion during the same period of 2021.
Category-wise, exports of knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories earned $4.428 billion in January-May 2022, registering a growth of 14.7 per cent over $3.862 billion earned during the same months of the previous year.
Exports of non-knitted apparel and accessories were valued at $3.590 billion, showing an increase of 22.2 per cent compared to $2.939 billion exports made in January-May 2021. Meanwhile, Turkiye’s imports of cotton, cotton yarn and cotton textiles increased by a sharp 63.9 per cent to $2.223 billion over $1.356 billion in the first five months of 2021.
Turkiye’s total export of knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories and non-knitted apparel and accessories were valued at $18.294 billion during year 2021.