Turkish children’s clothing hits Middle East markets
Bursa’s exports to the northwestern region of Turkey from the infant and infant clothing sector rose 65 percent to Middle Eastern markets in the first half of this year, with total exports of $ 3.63 million.
Bursa is one of the most important children’s clothing centers in Turkey, exported alone this year to 56 countries.
According to data from the Uludag Exporters Association (Bursa), the state’s exports rose by 65% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.
According to the data obtained by Anatolia, Bursa exports of children’s clothing and newborns to the Middle East during the first half of this year amounted to 3.636 million dollars, up from 2.2 million dollars during the same period of 2016.
With regard to the list of importing countries from Bursa, Iran continued to top the list during the first half of 2017, as it was during the same period of 2016.
Iran’s imports of children’s clothing during the first half of this year amounted to $ 317,000, up from $ 907,000 in the same period of 2016.
Saudi Arabia ranked second, with imports in the first half of this year reaching $ 1.27 million, up from $ 608,000 in the same period in 2016.
Bursa’s exports to the UAE rose to $ 258,000 from 40,000 in the first half of 2016. Exports to Qatar were $ 174,000 and Iraq $ 45,000.
Exports to Jordan rose to $ 144,000, from 80,000 to Kuwait, to 142,000 from 95,000, while imports from Lebanon increased from $ 3,000 to $ 9,000 in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.
In an interview with Anatolia, Khalil Atlai, president of the Infant and Business Manufacturers Association, pointed to Turkey’s important position in the sector, which is growing year by year, and that the sector’s exports are reaching countries on the five continents.
“We are exporting 80 to 80 percent of our products in the infant and infant clothing sector to all over the world and we are looking to increase our market share globally,” Attlay said.
“Our exports reach the United States, South Africa, Europe, Asia, and countries in other continents.”
“A few years ago, Russia was the largest importer of our products, but Arab countries in general have become top importers in this sector,” Atlay said.
“We are receiving positive responses from the countries that our products are receiving, and the image of Turkey in this sector is flourishing with the passage of time, because we are constantly developing.”
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