May 31, 2023
Foreign trade assessment from Kocaeli Foreign trade assessment from Kocaeli

Foreign trade assessment from Kocaeli

Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (KSO) President Ayhan Zeytinoğlu, who evaluated the February foreign trade data announced by the Ministry of Commerce, said that the export figures were pleasing.

KOCAELİ (İGFA) – Kocaeli Chamber of Industry ( KSO) President Ayhan Zeytinoğlu, TC He made evaluations on the temporary foreign trade data for February announced by the Ministry of Trade. President Zeytinoğlu stated that the exports in February were realized as 16 billion 12 million dollars with an increase of 9.61 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. At the same time, 6.42 percent above January. Despite the uncertainties in pandemic conditions, the Saudi Arabian embargo, the difficulties our exporters have experienced in finding containers and export transportation, the highest export figure of February has been achieved. We evaluate this very positively. ”

Stating that they observed an increase in exports in all 5 countries with the highest exports in February, Zeytinoğlu said,“ Our exports to Germany were 11.8 percent, Britain 13 percent, the USA 23.9 percent, Italy. 10 percent to France and 18.1 percent to France. Looking at the import data, “In February, imports increased by 9.8 percent and amounted to 19 billion 372 million dollars. When we look at the sub-items, the increase in the imports of investment (capital) goods is remarkable. There is an increase of 21.2 percent in this item. He said, “We evaluate the increases in the investment-oriented items positively.”

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