While the export value of the Turkish Textile Sector was 1, 1 million dollar in 1990, it has reached to 5,4 billion dollars by the end of 2009. In other words, total textile exports of Turkey folded five times within the last 20 years.
According to WTO statistics for 2008, Turkey ranked seventh in the world with the share of 3,8% and Eurostat statistics second in the EU market with the share of 17,5%.
Turkey exports 49% of textile products to EU countries. Advantages of Turkey in using advanced technology, richness in raw materials and geographical proximity to main markets also lead to market diversification for textile exports.
Turkey, as being one of the most prominent textile and clothing producers in the world, now, has the production capacity to meet almost all the raw material needs of clothing industry.
Turkey has also gained valuable experience in fabric design and it is started to present its special designs with fashion shows in prominent markets. Turkish textile industrialists, most of whom has created their own trademark together with the patent rights, provide the most important foreign home textile and clothing companies with their fabric.
Many pattern design competitions that make important contributions to development of fabric design in Turkey are organized by different institutions leading to emergence of young designers and creation of product diversity.
Turkey takes part in many famous international fairs in textile sector, international textile fairs were organized within Turkey and Turkey’s potential is shown successfully all over the world.
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