Turkey’s foreign trade exceeds $33B in April 2019 - Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s foreign trade turnover in April 2019 amounted to $33.377 billion, the Turkish Ministry of Commerce told Trend on May 15.
During this period, Turkish exports increased by 5.38 percent compared to April 2018 and amounted to $15.273 billion, according to the ministry.
“In April 2019, imports to Turkey decreased by 14.62 percent compared to April 2018 and amounted to $18.104 billion,” the report says.
During the reporting period, Turkey imported mineral fuel worth $3.689 billion, equipment and machinery worth $1.909 billion, electrical goods worth $1.354 billion, and steel and cast iron worth $1.572 billion.
“The remaining share of imports, $9.57 billion, accounts for other types of products,” the ministry spokesperson said.
It was noted that during the reporting period, Turkey exported vehicles for $2.273 billion, equipment and machinery for $1.508 billion, steel and cast iron for $906 million, electrical goods for $792 million and textiles for $755 million.
“The remaining $9.039 billion accounted for the share of exports of other types of goods,” the spokesperson said.
In April 2019, Turkey’s exports to Germany decreased by 8.08 percent compared to the same month of 2018 and amounted to $1.347 billion. According to the ministry, Turkish imports from Russia in April 2019 decreased by 2.51 percent compared to April 2018, and amounted to $1.892 billion.
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