Fastest-Growing Turkish Export Products

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The following analysis highlights Turkey’s fastest-growing exported goods and is based on data for 2015. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Turkey’s Top 10 Exports.

Seven of the fastest-growing Turkish export products posted a triple-digit gain from 2011 to 2015. Those top gainers represent a diverse range of goods, from exported baby diapers and mats to gold and lead.

Overall, Turkish exports averaged a 6.6% increase over the 5-year period.

Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at high-level trends as opposed to uncovering opportunities at the more micro 4, 6, 8 or 10-digit code level.

Fastest-Growing Turkish Export Products

Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing Turkish export products. Shown within parentheses is the percentage increase in a product category’s exports from 2011 to 2015.

  1. Miscellaneous manufactured articles: Up by 655.9% (US$970.9 million)
  2. Plaiting products, basketwork: Up by 454.8% ($4 million)
  3. Live animals: Up by 454.7% ($34.5 million)
  4. Gems, precious metals: Up by 201.3% ($11.3 billion)
  5. Lead: Up by 144.6% ($18.7 million)
  6. Food industry waste, animal fodder: Up by 116.5% ($110.6 million)
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: Up by 100.4% ($688.8 million)
  8. Feathers, artificial flowers, hair: Up by 99.7% ($2 million)
  9. Arms and ammunition: Up by 85.2% ($440.9 million)
  10. Clocks, watches including parts: Up by 84.4% ($34.9 million)
  11. Headgear: Up by 83.3% ($31.1 million)
  12. Explosives, pyrotechnics: Up by 65.3% ($30.3 million)
  13. Fish: Up by 63.8% ($647.5 million)
  14. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: Up by 61.7% ($724.8 million)
  15. Pharmaceuticals: Up by 54.9% ($878.1 million)

Sanitary pads and tampons, and baby napkin liners led miscellaneous manufactured products to top place as Turkey’s fastest-growing export product category.

Plaiting material mats, matting and screens were the top gainers for the second-place plaiting products and basketwork category.

Poultry led exported live animals to its third-place finish.

Unwrought gold and jewelry had the top sales increases for Turkey’s exported gems and precious metals category.

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 11, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, Accessed on August 11, 2016