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ISTANBUL (TR) - Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) data; In the first two months of 2019 exports of the previous year increased by 4.7% compared to the same period in Turkey. According to the data compiled by Turkeyol, B2B e-commerce platform; Export figures which were 25 billion 582 million dollars in January and February 2018, climbed to 26 billion 772 million dollars in the same period of 2019 and signed a new record. In the first two months of 2019, the group with the highest increase in exports increased by 21% compared to the previous year, reaching 3 billion 158 million dollars of chemicals, while the acceleration in exports continued in 2019 with a new record to be signed between the expectations.
Turkeyol Founder Yusuf Yeniturkogullari, who stated that the best start of the history of the republic was made in the first two months of 2019, started with a big export increase in 2019. In January and February, the export record was broken in succession. We see these export values in the first two months as a harbinger of a new record at the end of the year. İlk Referring to the trade volume of European countries, Yeniturkogullari said, 7 We have exported a total of 9 billion 694 million dollars to 7 European countries, which are among the top 10 countries that are mostly traded. We believe that exports to European countries will increase with the contribution of e-export platforms.
In the first two months of 2019, most of the exports were realized in industrial products. Exports of industrial products, which increased by 5.4% compared to the same period of the previous year, reached 21 billion 681 million dollars. Exports of animal products from the main product groups increased by 9.3% to $ 432 million, while exports of wood and forestry products increased by 4.7% to $ 805 million. Exports of chemicals, which increased by 21% compared to the first two months of 2018, increased to 3 billion 158 million dollars.
The highest increase was observed in ship and yacht exports with 70%. Ship and yacht exports increased by 55% to $ 168 million followed by jewelery and valuables. Another remarkable increase in the sub-product groups was in the defense and aerospace industries. Defense and aerospace industry, which increased by 35%, total exports reached 346 million dollars. In the first two months of 2019, 12% increase in machinery exports and 16% increase in exports of cement and glass ceramic compared to the same period of the previous year.
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