Gaziantep, the locomotive city of the Southeastern Anatolia Region, exported $927 million 172 thousand in April.
Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO) President Tuncay Yildirim stated in his written statement that the city made significant contributions to the country’s exports.
Stating that the city’s exports in April increased by 5% compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching $927 million 172 thousand, Yildirim stated that the figures for the January-April period were $3 billion 573 million 557 thousand with an increase of 12.82% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Stating that Gaziantep exports mostly in the cereals, pulses, oilseeds and products sector in the first 4 months of the year, Yildirim said:
“Gaziantep economy, which has a diversity of sectors and markets, made approximately 26% of its total exports in the January-April period from cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their products. In the same period, the second most exported sector was machine-made carpets with $676 million. Iraq remains our largest market. Considering the economic and political developments in the world, we experience the importance of creating market diversity and not carrying eggs in the same basket. As the Chamber, we are trying to guide our members to explore new markets and to make business opportunities in existing markets safer.”
Gaziantep Chamber of Industry (GSO) President Adnan Unverdi emphasized that Gaziantep, which is one of the most important production centers of the industry in the country and the region, continues to increase its exports with great devotion.
Noting that Gaziantep ranks 6th on a monthly and quarterly basis, Unverdi underlined that the importance of making production and creating added value is much better understood in times of global problems and crises.
Noting that industrialists voiced their problems in every platform for sustainability in the industry, Unverdi said, “Even though we had difficulties, we had a good holiday as a country and the increase in export figures is also pleasing. Noting that industrialists voiced their problems in every platform for sustainability in the industry, Unverdi said, “Even though we had difficulties, we had a good holiday as a country and the increase in export figures is also pleasing.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz