Turkey’s exports reached US$ 12.68 billion in March 2012 with a 9.1% increase compared to the same month of the previous year. Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan stated that this was the highest export figure ever achieved in the month of March. Turkish exports in the first quarter of 2012 were US$ 34.7 billion.
Turkey’s biggest export partners in March 2012 were Germany with US$ 1.273 billion, Iraq with US$ 918 million, the UK with US$ 672 million, Italy with US$ 630 million, and Russia with US$ 615 million.
Exports of Turkish goods to Libya increased by 658.3%, which was followed byYemen at 480.9%, Bahrain at 193.7%, Egypt at 102.4%, Morocco at 31.1%, and Japan at 16.6%.
Source: Ministry of Economy