Exports of the Turkish shoe sector increased in the first 10 months of this year by 19.5 percent compared to the same period last year, and its revenues recorded one billion and 15 million dollars.
Data from the Turkish Shoe Manufacturers Association showed that Germany topped the destination for Turkish exports of shoes during the aforementioned period, amounting to $83.5 million.
Iraq ranked second with 57.4 million dollars, then Spain with 47.9 million, followed by Romania with 46.5 million dollars, according to the same data.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Vice President of the Association Yavuz Ochan said that footwear exports maintain their strong momentum from last year.
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He added that the association expects Turkey to record exports between one billion and 300, and one billion and 400 million dollars by the end of this year.
He pointed out that the Corona pandemic did not affect the shoe manufacturing sector at all, pointing out that all European countries import shoes from Turkey.
He added that there are countries that are about 24 hours away from Turkey, yet shoes are imported from them.