Turkish exports recorded last February, by 2.3 percent, compared to the same month in 2019, to reach 14 billion and 653 million dollars, despite the specter of the “Corona” crisis that threatens the entire world.
According to the data of the Statistics Authority and the Ministry of Commerce, the volume of imports in February increased by 9.8 percent, compared to the same month in 2019, to reach 17 billion and 634 million dollars, according to “Anatolia.”
In January and February of this year, the volume of exports increased by 4.1 percent, compared to the same period in 2019, to reach 29 billion and 357 million dollars.
The data show that the trade deficit increased in February, by 72 percent, to reach two billion and 981 million dollars.
The figures show that Germany is the first destination for Turkish exports, as it reached 1 billion and 341 million dollars in February.
While Russia ranked first in terms of imports to Turkey, as it reached in February, one billion and 714 million dollars.
Earlier, the Turkish Aegean Exporters Association revealed high revenues from Turkish exports of dried fruits that include figs, grapes and dried apricots, reaching $ 704 million during the last season from September 2019 until the end of March 2020.