Turkey exported furniture, paper, and forestry products worth $3.5 billion in the first eight months of this year, an industry group said on Tuesday.
At $2.1 billion, furniture products accounted for the lion’s share of the exports, according to the Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association.
Germany, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Libya were the leading importers of Turkish products from January to August, the group said in a statement.
Turkey’s furniture exports to the US rose by 6% in the same period on a yearly basis, it added.
Furniture exports have been on the rise since June, following a consistent decline over the first five months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Turkey is the 13th largest furniture manufacturer...