According to figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute and the country’s ministry of commerce, garment exports increased by 25.72 percent year over year in the first three quarters of 2021. Turkey exported $13.364 billion worth of clothes during January to September 2021, compared to $10.630 billion in the same period of 2020.
Knitted and crocheted clothes and accessories exports climbed by 35% to $7.792 billion in the first nine months of this year, compared to $5.770 billion the previous year. Non-knitted apparel and accessories exports climbed by 14.7% to $5.572 billion in January-September 2021, compared to $4.859 billion in January-September 2020.
Carpets, mats, matting, and tapestries exports increased by 34% to $2.385 billion over the time period under consideration.
During the first nine months of 2021, exports of used clothes, other textile goods, and rags (HS chapter 63) increased by 19.7% to $2.109 billion. Meanwhile, Turkey’s cotton, cotton yarn, and cotton textile imports (HS chapter 52) surged by 34.2 percent to $2.553 billion.