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Turkey's import and export of silk commodities from January to May 2019

Jul 19, 2019

Trade in silk commodities in May


According to the Turkish national bureau of statistics, the trade volume of silk commodities reached 233 million us dollars in May, up 11.74 percent month-on-month and 6.44 percent year-on-year.

Among them, the import amount was us $23,728,300, with a year-on-year increase of 6.75% and a year-on-year decrease of 7.72%.

Exports were $209 million, up 12.33% month-on-month and 8.32% year-on-year.

The composition of specific commodities is as follows:


Imports: the amount of silk was 4112,000usd, up 58.74% month-on-month and 24.46% year-on-year, and the amount was 8.14 tons, down 31.6% month-on-month and up 10.79% year-on-year.

The amount of silk and satin was $13,629,800, up 14.25% month-on-month and down 2% year on year.

The amount of finished goods was us $9,687,200, down 3.52% month on month and 15.58% year on year.


Export: the amount of silk was us $430,000, down 83.5% month-on-month, down 96.87% year-on-year; the quantity was 0.5 tons, down 92.4% month-on-month, down 97.02% year-on-year;

The amount of silk and satin was $53,407,500, up 3.61% month on month and 2.85% year on year.

The value of manufactured goods was us $156 million, up 15.68% month-on-month and 10.43% year on year.


2. Trade of silk commodities from January to may


From January to may, Turkey's silk trade volume reached us $1.024 billion, down 5.37% year-on-year.

Of this amount, imports were us $101 million, down 17.28% year on year.

Exports were $922 million, down 3.85 percent from a year earlier.

The specific situation is as follows:


The imported goods consist of 2.0362 million us dollars of silk, with a year-on-year growth of 13.96% and a quantity of 60.82 tons, with a year-on-year growth of 24.89%.

Silk and satin 56,071,800 yuan, down 8.85% year on year;

Finished goods amounted to us $43,324,800, down 26.97% year on year.


Import main sources for south Korean (amount is $26.5877 million, fell 4.89% year on year, more than 26.21%), China (the amount is $24.259 million, fell 31.47% year on year, more than 23.92%), Italy (amount is $11.4019 million, fell 13.59% year on year, more than 11.24%), Georgia (the amount of $5.6168 million, fell 41.05% year on year, accounted for 5.54%), Spain (amount is $4.2883 million, fell 19.32% year on year, accounting for more than 4.23%.

The above 5 sources accounted for 71.14%.


The export commodities consist of 79,000 us dollars of silk, down 62.62%, 18.68 tons, down 41.45%.

Silk and satin 250 million, down 0.08% year on year;

Manufactured goods amounted to us $672 million, down 5.16% year-on-year.


Mainly export market for Germany (amount is $169 million, fell 18.79% year on year, more than 18.3%), Spain (amount is $99.4052 million, up 0.47% year on year, more than 10.78%), Britain (amount is $87.2935 million, fell 5.51% year on year, more than 9.46%), Italy (amount is $54.617 million, fell 3.96% year on year, more than 5.92%), France (amount is $42.6915 million, fell 8.2% year on year, accounted for 4.63%).

The above 5 markets accounted for 49.09%.