World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey's exports decreased 4.6 percent to 10.5 billion USD in August 2012 when compared to August 2011.
Turkey Exporters' Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Buyukeksi stated on Saturday that the export in the past 12-month period rose 10.91 percent and reached 143.9 billion USD when compared to the previous 12-month period.
Total export in January-August period of 2012 increased 10.17 percent to 97.7 billion USD when compared to the same period of 2011, he added.
Export made from Turkey's southern Antalya city increased 12.6 percent in the first eight months of 2012 when compared to the same period of 2011.
Antalya Exporters' Association's head Mustafa Satici said on Saturday that Antalya exported products worth of 87.9 million USD in August 2012 with a 34.3 percent rise when compared to August 2011.
Satici noted that the export in January-August period in 2012 rose 12.6 percent to 810.6 million USD when compared to the same period of 2011.
Highest export was made in fresh fruits and vegetable sector with 309 million USD in the mentioned period, he added.
Most export was made to Russia with 17 percent share worth of 135 million USD in the first eight months of 2012, said Satici.
Meanwhile, the exports, which were made from Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia region, increased 14.1 percent and reached 5.1 billion USD in the first eight months of 2012 when compared to the same period of 2011.
Southeastern Anatolia Exporters' Union Chairman Abdulkadir Cikmaz said that the region exported 1.5 billion USD of textile, 950.8 million USD of carpet, 1.2 billion USD of cereals, 133.3 million USD of dried fruits, and 1.2 billion USD of other products in the first eight months of 2012.
Middle Eastern countries are top buyers of the region's export products with 60.6 percent share, Cikmaz said, adding that EU countries followed with 14.5 percent share, and African countries with 9.4 percent.
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