More than half of Turkish sock exports to EU

Turkey's state minister for foreign trade said that Turkey was the number one sock exporter in the European Union zone.

More than half of Turkish sock exports to EU

Turkey's state minister for foreign trade said on Tuesday that Turkey was the number one sock exporter in the European Union (EU) zone.

Zafer Caglayan said Turkey was the number two sock exporter in Europe and number three in the world.

"The only obstacle before Turkey's not being the number one sock exporter in the world in quality and branding, and the Foreign Trade Undersecretariat will extend required support to exporters," Caglayan said during a meeting of Sock Industrialists' Association in Istanbul.

Caglayan said 24 billion pairs of sock was produced in the world, and Turkey was manufacturing 2 billion of that total amount.

Turkey had earned 850 million USD from its sock exports in the first eleven months of 2010, Caglayan said.

Caglayan said Turkey's sock industry was making 70-75 million USD of exports a month.

Turkish sock industry is exporting more than half of its production to European countries, and the industry grew 10 percent year-on-year in 2010.


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