Milliyet – Turkey’s exports climbed 6.6 percent to reach USD 12.5 billion in June compared to a year earlier, according to data released by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). Total exports in the first half of the year went up by 7.3 percent compared to the first half of 2013, hitting USD 79.9 billion.
The country shipped USD 2.3 billion worth of automotive products abroad in June, followed by USD 1.6 billion worth of textiles and ready-wear. Chemicals followed with USD 1.5 billion.
The leading 5 recipients of Turkish-made goods and services in June lined up as Germany, Britain, Iraq, France and Italy.
Turkey’s total exports in 2013 stood at USD 152 billion. Reaching USD 500 billion of exports, along with having a USD 2 trillion GDP, is a key goal for Turkey to reach by 2023, the country’s centennial.