Turkey's Top 10 Exports

The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Turkish global shipments during 2017. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from Turkey.

At the more granular four-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) level, Turkey’s number 1 export product are cars followed by gold, automotive parts and accessories, trucks, jewelry then T-shirts.

  1. Vehicles: US$23.9 billion (15.2% of total exports)
  2. Machinery including computers: $13.8 billion (8.8%)
  3. Gems, precious metals: $10.9 billion (6.9%)
  4. Knit or crochet clothing, accessories: $8.8 billion (5.6%)
  5. Iron, steel: $8.2 billion (5.2%)
  6. Electrical machinery, equipment: $8.1 billion (5.2%)
  7. Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $6 billion (3.8%)
  8. Articles of iron or steel: $5.6 billion (3.6%)
  9. Plastics, plastic articles: $5.5 billion (3.5%)
  10. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.3 billion (2.8%)

Turkey’s top 10 exports accounted for three-fifths (60.6%) of the overall value of its global shipments.

Led by refined petroleum oils and petroleum gases, the mineral fuels including oil category was the fastest-growing among the top 10 export categories via its 34.7% increase from 2016 to 2017.

Close behind in second place was iron and steel with its 33.3% improvement.

Exported vehicles posted the third-fastest gain in value at 20.9%, followed by items made from iron or steel up 12.9%.

Only one top product category declined, gems and precious metals which dropped -10.7% year over year, thanks mainly to diminished international sales of gold, silver and diamonds.

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