12/2/2009

Turkey's 2009 exports to exceed USD 100 billion

AA - Zafer Caglayan, Turkey’s State Minister for Foreign Trade, said Turkey's 2009 exports will exceed USD 100 billion despite the global financial crisis. Caglayan, who is in Switzerland to attend the World Trade Organization meetings held in Geneva, commented on the export figures for November. Caglayan said total exports in the first eleven months of 2009 reached USD 87.6 billion, and expressed his expectation that exports will rise considerably in December. He said exports will exceed USD 10 billion in December for the first time in 2009.