Turkey’s protective clothing and masks exports hit $573.four million within the first half of this yr amid the continuing Corona Virus pandemic, the pinnacle of the Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) Mustafa Gültepe stated Monday.
“We noticed a file excessive year-on-year progress of 986% between January and June,” Gültepe stated.
He added that the Turkish corporations have accelerated work to satisfy the sturdy international demand for masks and protective clothing.
The nation exported $144.7 million value of masks and $428.7 value of protective clothing within the first six months of this yr, he stated.
He underlined that the share of the sector on Turkey’s whole readymade garment and clothing exports reached 8.2%.
Gültepe stated readymade garment and clothing exports surged 25% yearly in June after a three-month decline.
Despite the rise in June, exports shrank 19.8% to $7 billion within the six months, he famous.
“There is a revive within the EU, our prime export market and we see a surge in new export orders,” he stated, including: “If we don’t face a second wave (of the Corona Virus), we are able to recuperate quickly after September.”
He underlined that the bounce again within the final quarter is not going to be sufficient to offset the loss. “We might shut the yr with 15-20% shrinkage,” Gültepe stated.