In January 2020, Turkey’s fashion exports increased 5.8 %. Europe was Turkey’s main customer during this period. Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom’s import of Turkish fashion goods during this period went up 4.7 %, 8.7 % and 3.9 % respectively. The Netherlands, France, the United States, Denmark, Iraq and Poland were also among the main importers of the Turkish fashion.
The share of apparel in Turkey’s overall exports in January 2020 was 10.1 %. Turkey’s garment exports are projected to rise by 10 % due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, which has delayed shipments. Turkey is the seventh biggest cotton producer in the world. It has the biggest machinery park in the world. The Turkish textile sector has a very strong image in the global market. The sector stands out thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, flexible production ability, capability of producing special products and high-quality workforce. It is the biggest textile manufacturer in Europe. It continues to make significant breakthroughs not only in design and fashion but also in technical textiles. The Turkish textile and readymade clothing sector as a whole has the highest foreign trade surplus.