Milliyet – According to data recently released by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Turkey’s exports reached an all-time high in 2014, hitting USD 157.6 billion.
Having raised by 4 percent over the preceding year’s figure of USD 152 billion, overwhelming majority of the country’s exports, i.e. 78.8 percent, constituted industrial products.
With USD 22.2 billion, automotive products topped the list of Turkish-made products shipped abroad, which is followed by readywear-textiles and chemicals having respective figures of USD 18.7 billion and USD 17.8 billion.
Main recipients of Turkish exports during the last year lined up as Germany, Iraq, Britain, Italy and Iran.
One of Turkey’s goals for the centenary of the foundation of the republic is to reach USD 500 billion in exports.