Despite Covid-19, exports of 8 sectors to China increased in the first half

According to the information compiled by the AA correspondent from the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) data, Turkey’s exports increased by 15.8 percent last month and reached 13 billion 469 million dollars.

While there was a decline in many sectors’ exports to China in the first half of the year, steel, ready-made clothing and apparel, grains, pulses, oilseeds and products, furniture, paper and forestry products, automotive industry, tobacco, fresh vegetables and fruits, iron and non-ferrous metals sectors were exported to China. e-exports increased.

While China, where Covid-19 originated, was negatively affected globally economically during this period, the exports of these sectors to China showed a good performance in the first half of the year.

Turkey’s exports to China in the first half of this year decreased by 7.72 percent compared to the same period last year, from 1 billion 247 million 838 thousand 97 dollars to 1 billion 151 million 539 thousand49 dollars.

Despite concerns about a second wave in the epidemic, the good performance in exports of these sectors to the country continued.

It was especially noteworthy that half of these 8 sectors were made up of agricultural products. Turkey’s total agricultural exports in the first half of the year increased by 3.1 percent compared to the same period last year, rising from 10 billion 941 million 603 thousand dollars to 11 billion 282 million 129 thousand dollars.

While there was a decline in industrial and mining exports in the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period last year, agricultural exports continued to rise despite the epidemic. It was among the countries contributing to agricultural exports in China.

The exports of the iron and non-ferrous metals sector, which is the sector with the highest increase in exports to China in the first half of the year, increased by 218.34 percent from 30 million 993 thousand 48 dollars to 98 dollars in the same period of this year, from 30 million 993 thousand 48 dollars to the country. It increased to 664 million dollars.

Following this sector, the exports of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector to the country increased by 106.65 percent from 414 thousand 24 dollars to 856 thousand 4 dollars, the exports of furniture, paper and forest products increased by 72.37 percent from 20 million 525 thousand 29 dollars to 35 million 378 thousand 95 dollars, the steel sector exports increased by 68.20 percent from 4 million 454 thousand 74 dollars to 7 million 493 thousand 5 dollars, exports of the grains, pulses, oilseeds and products sector increased by 59.24 percent from 14 million 789 thousand 30 dollars to 23 million 550 thousand 73 dollars, ready-made clothing and Exports of the garment industry increased by 57.87 percent, from 36 million 811 thousand 38 dollars to 58 million 114 thousand 20 dollars, and exports of the tobacco industry increased by 17 percent, from 407 thousand 51 dollars to 476 thousand 80 dollars. Exports of the automotive industry increased by 5.56 percent, from 22 million 320 thousand 16 dollars to 23 million dollars. It increased to 561 million 57 million dollars.

The biggest decrease in exports was in the jewelry sector

In the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year, the largest decrease in exports to China was in the jewelry sector with 98.74 percent. The jewelery sector is comprised of the defense and aviation industry with 78.69 percent, ships and yachts with 73.20 percent, aquaculture and animal products with 61.64 percent, other industrial products with 60.38 percent, and 38.85 percent. air conditioning industry, hazelnuts and their products with 37.89 percent, olives and olive oil with 36.58 percent, dried fruits and products with 36.01 percent, carpets with 35.75 percent, leather with 28.16 percent. and leather products, cement, glass, ceramics and soil products with 25.11 percent, chemical substances and products with 18.80 percent, machinery and parts with 14.73 percent, mining products with 13.96 percent, 10 percent, It was followed by electrical and electronics sectors with 07 percent, fruit and vegetable products with 10.03 percent, and textile and raw materials sectors with 0.33 percent.

In the first half of the year, the mining products sector made the most exports to the country with 556 million 87 thousand 7 percent. Mining products became the leading sector in exports to China, despite the 13.96 percent decrease in exports to this country.

This sector was followed by chemicals and products with 133 million 422 thousand 84 dollars, ferrous and non-ferrous metals with 98 million 664 thousand 14 dollars, ready-made clothing and apparel with 58 million 114 thousand 20 dollars, and electrical and electronics sectors with 48 million 657 thousand 22 dollars.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/ekonomi/kovid-19a-ragmen-8-sektorun-cine-ihracati-ilk-yarida-artti/1905705

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