Exports of chemicals from Turkey were up 23 percent in June when compared to the previous month.
In a written statement issued Wednesday, the Union of Exporters of Chemical Substances and Products in Istanbul (IKMIB) said that in June the exports of chemicals were up 23 percent and amounted to 1.03 million tonnes.
Turkey earned 1.54 billion USD from the exports of chemicals in June.
President of the Executive Board of IKMIB, Murat Akyuz, said that they would reach the target of 12 billion USD in exports by the end of 2010.
The first half of 2010 was very fruitful for our sector and exports. Iraq, Germany, Iran, Egypt and Italy were the five markets that received the majority of Turkish chemical exports.
Our exports to Egypt increased by 174.76 percent, Iran by 153.56 percent, Italy by 72.84 percent, Iraq by 48.22 percent and Germany by 27.14 percent, Akyuz said.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 07 Temmuz 2010, 15:01