Hurriyet - Following a record-breaking 2011, Turkey’s exports in the new year are expected to hit at least USD 150 billion, according to the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) President, Mehmet Buyukeksi. Turkey’s 2011 exports amounted to USD 134.6 billion, 18.2 percent more than the 2010 total.
“Turkey will export at least USD 150 billion worth of goods this year,” Buyukeksi forecast at an assembly meeting, adding that Turkey’s exports in the first 25 days of January increased by 13.3 percent over the same period of 2011. “2012 will be a better year than it is projected. We expect an upward revision in the Medium Term Program,” he remarked. The Medium Term Program covering 2011-2013 foresees 4 percent growth for the country.