The head of Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) said on Tuesday that export figures might fall by 20-25 percent in next couple of months and the year-end target might drop by 17 percent.
TIM chairperson Mehmet Buyukeksi said that the decrease in the export figures of December 2008 and January 2009 would continue in the upcoming months.
"There was a 25 percent decrease in December and a 27 percent fall in January. We had envisaged such a regression. We expect the figures to decrease by 20-25 percent in the upcoming months. Moreover, we expect a 17 percent fall in year-end export target. We consider it a natural development," Buyukeksi said.
He said that Turkish exports would take shape parallel to the developments to take place in foreign markets after the second quarter.
Buyukeksi also said that Turkey's new strategy should be based on production and exports.
"Turkey should grow by making production and exports. We should gain foreign exchange by this way. We also want positive discrimination in favor of exporters in the sectoral policies to be implemented," TIM's chairperson said.
"Exporters should definitely create new markets," Buyukeksi said, adding that exports should be expanded to mid-developed or underdeveloped countries instead of developed ones.
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