Minister: Turkish exports already exceed $100 bln

Business Materials 10 September 2012 11:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 10 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /

As of Sept. 7, 2012, Turkey's exports exceeded $100 billion, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said, the Sabah newspaper reported on Monday.

The minister said the country is going to increase this figure to $148.5 billion before the end of the year.

Caglayan also added that despite economic crisis in some countries, such an export figure is a positive factor of successful economic reforms.

"Some 72 percent of Turkish goods is exported to countries of Europe, Middle East and North Africa which are experiencing social and political unrest," Caglayan said.