Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) Chairman Ismail Gülle said in his speech at the opening of International Ceramic Bathroom Kitchen Fair UNICERA Istanbul that in recent years, the global trade agenda in terms of a moving live.
«The tensions between the coronavirus and countries continue to shrink global trade volume. Last year, world trade has been shrinking almost every month, despite the fact that we have announced a record with successive efforts of our exporters. Closing the first two months of 2020 with monthly new records. It was a source of pride for him. » used expressions.
Expressing that the contributions of the ceramic sector in foreign trade surplus Turkey’s path which is strong and confident, » Dear exporters, In 2019, our Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products sector became the 4th sector that achieved the highest increase in exports by increasing its exports by 18 percent compared to 2018 with its exports exceeding 3.5 billion dollars.»
Stating that more than one third of this export is 1.2 billion dollars in ceramic products, Gülle said:
» Also in the February export figures announced at the beginning of the month; While our exports maintained their records with an increase of 2.3 percent compared to February last year, our sector was among the top 5 sectors that increased its exports most, with an increase of 16.3 percent. Again ceramics in Turkey, which is among the most exported in the first ten countries in the world. On the other hand, if our sector is so, our country’s exports are also based on quantity. The Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products sector achieved the highest number in March with the exports of 3.4 million tons, almost 30 percent of our country’s quantity-based exports. I sincerely congratulate all of our exporters for this success. It is very important that this success continues throughout the year because we have very big goals this year. We aim to reach $ 190 billion, which is our export target for 2020, and to get higher shares in many more markets.
In this context, we published the Export 2020 Report last month. In this report, we have detailed the most important agenda items and future projections in global trade. We leaned on one of the important topics in the report as well as Turkey’s major countries compete, as well as the country was the target market and product concentration analysis. With these analyzes, we aimed to guide our exporters to avoid the risk of product, industry and market concentration, to evaluate new opportunities and to draw export routes correctly. Turkey’s exports in terms of concentration of the three most successful countries in one location to be appreciated in terms of field performance Turkish exporters emerged as a concern. In terms of concentration in the export of ceramic products in Turkey is among the top five most successful country. »
Gülle stated that this success in the market concentration in ceramic products continues increasingly, and it can increase both the export and the share taken from the world trade on a global scale.
«In today’s global competitive conditions, companies that offer unusual products and stand out with their brands are winning. Therefore, by putting the design at the center of our business, providing sustainability focused on added value should be our top priority. Thus, we can have more voice in the global arena.»