Turkish technical textile exports grew by 20.1% to USD 898 million in the first half of 2018. The most exported product group from January to June was nonwovens.
Figure: Technical textiles on the rise in Turkey. Credit: Innovation in Textiles.
Exports of these products increased by 30.6% and were worth around USD 294 million. This product group accounted for 32.7% of total technical textile exports.
The second major product group in the first half of 2018 was packaging products, worth around US$ 182 million, accounts for 20.2% of total technical textile exports.
Table 1: Most exported products from Turkey in the first half of 2018.
The product group that recorded the biggest growth in the first half of the year was parachute fabrics. Exports of these products rose by 135.7%, compared to the same period last year.
Germany became the most important export market. Technical textile exports made to Germany during this period were worth US$84 million, with an increase of 23.6%.
Table 2: The Country-wise export market for Turkey from January to June 2018.