12/9/2011

Turkey’s exports reach historic high

Turkiye - Turkey’s exports in 2011 have reached USD 133.9 billion, surpassing 2008’s USD 132 billion, creating a new benchmark in the country’s export figures, the country’s Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan announced.

“Turkey reached the highest level of exports in its history as of Thursday,” said Caglayan at a conference organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). “The increase in our exports in the last decade is phenomenal. From 2002’s USD 36 billion to today’s 133.9 billion, Turkey has achieved a success many cannot even dream of,” Caglayan added.

Turkey’s economy has expanded 10.2 percent in the first half, while exports went up by 20 percent, he said. The country exported USD 114 billion worth of goods in 2010.

One of Turkey’s goals for the centenary of the foundation of the republic is to reach USD 500 billion in exports.
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