The garment industry of Turkey plans to make more than $20 billion in exports in 2021, according to the head of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM).
He said ready-to-wear clothing exceeded 10% of the country’s total exports in 2020, and that the sector had managed to increase its exports in eight of 12 months last year.
There was a 50% increase in exports to Canada, which was the biggest increase of all importers.
The next largest importers were Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, and the US. He underlined that as they progress, vaccinations against the novel coronavirus will help strengthen the textile industry. The recent free trade deal between Turkey and the UK, the sector’s third-largest export market, will also help.