Turkey broke a record in exports to Germany

While Turkey made the most foreign sales to Germany last year, exports to this country increased by 22.9% compared to 2020, and broke a record by increasing it to $17 billion 705.4 million. Last year, the automotive industry made the highest amount of exports to Germany with $4 billion 167.7 million.

According to the information compiled by AA correspondent from the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Turkey’s exports increased by 32.9% last year compared to 2020 and reached $225 billion 367.7 million.

Turkey made the most foreign sales to Germany last year. Turkey’s exports to Germany in 2021 increased by 22.9% on an annual basis to $17 billion 705.4 million, reaching a historical peak. Germany was followed by the United Kingdom, the USA, Italy and Spain.

In 2021, Turkey’s exports increased by 26.3% to $13 billion 229.7 million to the United Kingdom, and to the USA $12 billion 844.7 million with an increase of 45%, to Italy increased by 40.5% to $10 billion 660.5 million, to Spain by 45.8% to $9 billion 242 million.


Last year, the automotive industry exported the most to Germany. The automotive industry exported $4 billion 167.7 million to the country.

Automotive industry includes ready-made clothing and apparel with $3 billion 465.8 million, ferrous and non-ferrous metals with $1 billion 597.5 million, electricity and electronics with $1 billion 290.3 million, chemicals and products with $1 billion 221.7 million.

The steel industry sold $762 million 934 thousand and mining products $147 million 17 thousand to Germany.

The sectors in which the country has the least demand are other industrial products with $7.7 million, ornamental plants and products with $13.3 million, tobacco with $21.5 million, ships, yachts and services with $32.9 million, olive and olive oil sectors with $41.7 million.

While 25 of 27 sectors exporting to Germany increased their exports, only 2 sectors saw a decrease in their exports.

The sector with the highest increase in exports to the country was ship and yacht services. Ship and yacht services exports to Germany increased by 207.8% in 2021 compared to 2020. Ship and yacht services were followed by steel with 82%, ferrous and non-ferrous metals with 65.7%, mining products with 61.6% and tobacco with 58.8%.


Exports to Germany were made from 79 provinces of Turkey last year.

Last year, companies from Istanbul made the most foreign sales to Germany. An export of $7 billion 776.6 million was made from Istanbul to Germany.

Bursa was followed by Bursa with $2 billion 138.2 million, Izmir with $1 billion 433.1 million, Kocaeli with $1 billion 161.6 million and Manisa with $815.8 million.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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