Home and Kitchenware Industrialists and Exporters’ Association (EVSID) President Talha Ozger said, “Our exports exceeded $3 billion in the January-November period, but now we are experiencing difficulties in the supply of paper boxes and protective materials after the shortage of raw materials.”
The home and kitchenware sector, which exports over $3 billion in the first 11 months of this year, is experiencing a shortage of protective materials.
Homr and Kitchenware Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (EVSID) President Talha Ozger said that the industry has made good use of the opportunities in terms of the supply chain, which has deteriorated with the pandemic, and that they have received heavy orders from abroad, but there is a serious supply shortage in the supply of paper and protective materials to send the products.
BUSY ORDERS FROM LATIN AMERICA, USA AND CANADA
Making evaluations on the subject, EVSID President Ozger said, “As a result of the pandemic and the problems experienced, Turkey’s advantage has increased, especially in the European market. In fact, apart from Europe, we are experiencing a high density of orders from Latin America, the USA and Canada. As a sector, we foresee that the increase in exports will continue in 2022.
Despite these positive developments, the increase in input costs is challenging us. Although the fluctuation in main raw material prices has stabilized recently, there is a great problem in secondary intermediate raw materials.
While there is a shortage of products in the paper and protective materials we use for the packaging of the product, it is becoming more and more difficult to control the costs of the final product due to the extraordinary price increases.
The supply chain is of great importance so that our exports can meet the demand from abroad. By protecting our domestic producers, but facilitating the import of intermediate products that cannot meet the domestic demand, this problem will be solved.
For example, if we facilitate the import of paper raw materials, we can turn it into packaging with added value and then export it back by using it in our final product. This, in fact, will have a positive impact on our foreign trade balance.”
Source: NTV / Translated by Irem Yildiz