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Turkey's medical textile goods exports $1.4 bn in 2020

Feb '21
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Turkey's export of medical textile goods reached $1.4 billion (TL 10 billion) last year, according to the Aegean Exporters Association (EIB), which recently said the textile products export sector is recovering. EIB head coordinator Jak Eskinazi said despite the pandemic last year, there was only 8 per cent export loss in textile and raw materials compared with 2019.

In the Aegean region, goods worth $240 million were exported, an increase of 6 per cent, he said.

There was a strong demand for medical textile and active sportswear products during the pandemic, and the country’s technical textile exports in 2020 increased by 76 per cent, reaching $3 billion compared with the previous year, he was quoted as saying by a Turkish newspaper report.

In technical textile products, exports from the Aegean region rose to $194 million, an increase of 98 per cent, he said.

Additionally, in the subgroups, Turkey's medical technical textile exports saw a 22-fold increase, while the exports from the Aegean region saw a nearly 46-fold increase, reaching $92 million.

Turkey ranks sixth worldwide in terms of the garment industry exports in general while the pandemic pushed Turkish medical textile good exports to over the $1 billion threshold from January through October of last year.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

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