In 2019, exports from Kocaeli reached 15 billion dollars in 27 different categories. According to TradeValley's research, total exports in Kocaeli increased by 7.9 percent compared to the previous year, while Gebze Organized Industrial Zone exported more than 78 provinces.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - In 2019, Turkey's foreign trade figures were also influenced by foreign exchange rates. Kocaeli, which contributes the most to exports after Istanbul, increased 7.9 percent compared to the previous year and exceeded $ 15 billion. Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM), which compiles the data export platform for B2B e-largest export item of Kocaeli in 2019 by TradeValley was the automotive industry. $ 6.8 billion that performs automotive exports 22 percent of Kocaeli in Turkey in this field has been meeting the automotive exports. While the second-largest export item of Kocaeli was chemicals in 2019, exports of these products increased by 29 percent compared to 2018 and reached $ 4.6 billion. With more than $ 12 billion in exports from Gebze, the heart of Kocaeli, more than 78 provinces were exported.
In 2019, the biggest increase in exports in Kocaeli was seen in the defence and aviation industry, which rose to 71 million percent and reached 1 million 500 thousand dollars. The second-largest increase in hazelnut products with 146 percent and the third-largest increase in exports of leather goods was 110 percent. The biggest contraction in Kocaeli exports in 2019 was in the category of ships and yachts, which declined by 21 percent to 15 million dollars.
Gebze, Kocaeli and an important industrial and commercial center, indicating that TradeValley founder Yusuf Yenitürkoğulları for Turkey said, "The $ 12 billion Gebze meets about 80% of exports to the export figures of Kocaeli. At the same time, Gebze ranks third in exports in front of major cities such as Izmir and Ankara, after Istanbul and Bursa alone. Gebze, Turkey's automotive industry, chemical and metal industries have a critical role too."
Yusuf Yenitürkoğulları stated that exports are differentiated with new technologies and methods and said, “Online platforms are gaining importance in commercial activities. Manufacturers can sell their products abroad with one click. Moreover, support is provided in many aspects such as translation, legal advice, supervision and transportation. At this point, our manufacturers in Gebze, which has an important place in Turkey's exports as TradeValley are holding a series of seminars to attend the E-export process, "he said.
The seminar, which will bring together the exporters with the title "Easiest Way to Export: E-Export", will be held on 14 January at 14: 00-17: 00 at the Gebze Chamber of Commerce Assembly Hall.