Turkey saw its largest export earnings in the history of the Turkish Republic with nearly $152 billion in 2012, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Chaglayan said, Todays Zaman reported.
Chaglayan revealed the export figures on Wednesday during a press conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The exports rose by 12.6 percent to $151.9 billion in 2012 compared with the previous year, the minister said.
According to data provided by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), the country earned $11.8 million in exports in December 2012. TIM data also show that Germany, Iraq and England were the top three countries to import from Turkey in 2012 and the automotive sector saw the highest increase in exports.