Apparel exports from Turkiye increased by 14.71 per cent year-on-year in January-February 2022, according to the data from the Turkish Statistical Institute and the country’s ministry of trade. During the first two months of the current year, Turkiye exported apparel worth $3.074 billion, compared to exports of $2.680 billion during the same period of 2021.
Category-wise, exports of knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories (HS chapter 61) earned $1.738 billion in January-February 2022, registering a growth of 15.9 per cent over $1.5 billion earned during the same months of the previous year.
Exports of non-knitted apparel and accessories (HS chapter 62) were valued at $1.335 billion, showing an increase of 13.2 per cent compared to $1.179 billion exports made in January-February 2021.
Exports of old clothing and other textile articles and rags (HS chapter 63) also grew by 10.3 per cent year-on-year to $512.822 million during the period under discussion.
However, exports of carpets, mats matting and tapestries (HS chapter 57) fell by 6,2 per cent to $459.120 million during the two-month period.
Meanwhile, Turkiye’s imports of cotton, cotton yarn and cotton textiles (HS chapter 52) increased by a sharp 110.4 per cent to $831.355 million, over $395.214 million in the first two months of 2021.
Likewise, man-made filament imports too shot up by 89.0 per cent year-on-year to $535.601 million, the data showed.Πηγή: fibre2fashion