Dünya – Turkey’s machinery exports rose by 8 percent year-on-year, reaching USD 14 billion in 2013, according to a statement by the Machinery and Accessories Exporters’ Union of Turkey (MAIB).
“The increase in machinery exports went unhindered during 2012 and 2013 despite the not-so-bright situation in some of the export markets”, MAIB Chairman Adnan Dalgakiran said in a written statement. Pointing out the 8 percent increase last year, Dalgakiran said that the new year target was set at USD 16 billion due to the expected recovery in world markets. Turkey’s total exports reached a total of USD 151.7 billion in 2013.
“Last year, Turkish machinery shipments to Germany and the US increased by 10 and 15 percent, respectively. Registering an increase of machinery exports to developed countries at a time of global uncertainties is very encouraging”, Dalgakiran remarked.
European countries remain the main recipients of Turkish machinery shipments in the sector’s 200+ country export portfolio. The product groups that Turkey exports include; air conditioning units-cooling machinery, construction & mining machinery, engines & spares and metal working machinery. The industry aims to export USD 100 billion of products by 2023, the centennial of the Republic.