Turkey’s daily exports reach $ 1.5 billion


October 18, 2021 4:59 PM (UTC + 04:00 AM)

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By Vugar Khalilov

Turkish Trade Minister Mehmet Mush said the country’s daily exports stood at $ 1.5 billion on October 15, Yeni Shafak newspaper reported.

“Turkey exported 1.5 billion dollars a year in 1974. In 1990, it exported 1.5 billion dollars in one month. Yesterday [October 15], we exported $ 1.5 billion in one day. We will work harder, we will produce more, we will become stronger, ”said Mush.

In September 2021, with its $ 20.7 billion in monthly exports, the Turkish economy set a new record in its history, the report adds.

“The success of exports will continue, Turkey will grow,” added the minister.

According to the records of the Assembly of Turkish Exporters (TIM), Turkey achieved the highest daily export with $ 1.6 billion in the summer of 2021.

On July 16, exports stood at $ 1.6 billion and on July 14 at $ 1.5 billion. In September 2021, Turkey exported goods worth more than $ 692 million per day and $ 29 million per hour, the report adds.

The new target for Turkish exporters, which achieved $ 676 million in annual exports 50 years ago, is to increase annual exports to $ 300 billion.

The Ministry of Commerce and the Assembly of Turkish Exporters are working on new strategies to increase annual exports to $ 300 billion by 2026.

Export success is also due to the good performance of the provinces. In September, 66 provinces increased their exports and 16 provinces recorded the highest monthly exports in their history.

The provinces with the highest monthly exports are: Istanbul, Kocaeli, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kayseri, Adana, Samsun, Kahramanmarash, Tekirdag, Eskishehir, Zonguldak, Karabuk, Balikesir, Ushak, Aksaray and Edirne.

Mush pointed out that more than 431,000 additional stores were opened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of stores closed in 2020 decreased by 13.4% compared to 2019 and stood at 99,500, while the number of open businesses increased by 53%.

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