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In Honor of Thanksgiving, An Overview of Turkish Import and Export Data

In honor of turkey day, here are some fun facts about imports and exports in Turkey (the country, and not the bird, in case you were wondering!)

MTS Group excels at shipping and logistics in Turkey, with five branch offices in Istanbul, Mersin, Izmir, Bursa, and Ankara.

On the import side, steel and aluminum were hit with a change in tariffs and the duty imposed: 25% for steel and 10% for aluminum. The depreciation of the Turkish Lira should have normally lead to an increase in imports, but since the raw materials for end products are imported from elsewhere, the final commercial invoices that are usually traded in U.S. dollars did not change much.

On the Turkey to U.S. trade lane, close to 190,000 TEUs were moved until today, as shown in the below chart.

The major steamship lines that cover Turkey to U.S. trade are as follows:

The main commodities exported to the U.S. are rugs and carpets, marble and tile, cement, textiles, apparel, and foodstuff. On the export side:

The major steamship lines that cover Turkey to U.S. trade are as follows – notice that Turkon is not in the top 5:

The main commodities exported from the U.S. are cotton, chemicals, kraftliner, poultry, and walnuts.

If you import or export from, or to, Turkey give us a call and find out how we can help you add value to your traffic.

Happy Thanksgiving from MTS Logistics!

Dimitri Konstantinidis
Dimitri Konstantinidis
Dimitri was born and raised in Greece. He studied Shipping and Transport at London Guildhall University and graduated in 2000. He is also a licensed customs broker and had his own firm back in Greece for over 13 years. He came to New York and started working for MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) as an export line manager in 2015. He is now working as a Sales Executive for MTS Logistics since the beginning of 2017.
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