Exports for the month of April rose to $12.83 billion, which is a 7.83 percent increase from April 2016, according to estimates. Imports also increased by 9.58 percent.
In April, the country’s total foreign trade volume soared by 8.65 percent year-on-year to reach $30.58 billion.
Turkey exports to Germany, its largest market, were worth $1.13 billion; exports to the U.A.E. amounted to $1.2 billion while exports to Iraq were $857 million.
Most imports came from China ($1.65 billion), Germany ($1.63 billion) and Russia ($1.46 billion).
Meanwhile, Turkish exports advanced 4 percent year-on-year to reach almost $11.9 billion in April. Best performing exports were performances steel, automotive, mining and jewelry sectors.