Turkish exports hit all-time high July figure of $16.4 bln
August 06, 2021 (1 year ago)
Posting a year-on-year rise of 10 percent, Turkey's exports hit an all-time high July figure of $16.4 billion, the country's trade minister announced on Aug. 2.
The 12-month rolling export figure in July exceeded $200 billion for first time in Turkey's history and reached $201.5 billion, Mehmet Muş said in a news conference in the capital Ankara, citing preliminary figures.
The country's imports also surged 17 percent to $20.7 billion in the same period, Muş stated.
In January-July, exports totaled $121.4 billion, surging 35 percent from the same period last year.
"If we compare the seven-month figure with the pre-pandemic period (January-July 2019), this also posted a 16.4 percent increase," the minister added.
Turkish imports jumped 26 percent on an annual basis to $146.8 billion in the first seven months of this year.
The exports/imports coverage ratio went up 5.6 percentage points to 82.7 percent during the same period, the minister said.
The country's foreign trade deficit narrowed 5 percent to $25.5 billion in January-July, Muş also said.