In the year 2018, the number of countries importing over USD 1 billion’s worth of Turkish goods rose to 39. Newcomers to the list were Switzerland, Libya, India, Portugal, Qatar, and Czechia.
Here are Turkey’s top three trading partners, scored by rise in export sales, among those reporting over USD 1 billion in 2018.
Turkey’s exports to Switzerland amounted to USD 888 million in 2017, while this figure climbed to USD 1.7 billion in 2018. The total trade volume increased by 95%.
While there was an export revenue of USD 881 million in 2017, this amount rose to USD 1.5 billion in 2018. The total trade volume increased by 70%. Turkey’s primary exports to Libya comprises jewelry, furniture, carpets, paper hygiene products, plastic packaging materials, pharmaceuticals, plastic rods, construction profiles, vegetable oil, chicken, pasta, semi-finished metallic products, canned seafood, nuts, sunflower oil, ready-made clothing, and iron-steel.
Turkey’s exports to Qatar brought in some USD 649 million in 2017, while the figure climbed to USD 1.1 billion in 2018. The total trade volume increased by 69%. Leading industries in export figures were iron and non-ferrous metals, electrical and electronics, and chemicals. Ready-made clothing industry was another bringer of the higher numbers in export revenues.