Exports decreased by 6% and imports increased by 2.8% in June
According to the provisional data, produced with the cooperation of the Turkish Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Customs and Trade, in June 2013; exports were 12 438 Million Dollars with a 6% decrease and imports were 21 008 Million Dollars with a 2.8% increase compared with June 2012.
In June 2013 exports coverage imports was 59.2% while it was 64.7% in June 2012.Foreign trade deficit increased by 18.9%
At the same month, foreign trade deficit increased from 7 207 Million Dollars to 8 570 Million Dollars.
Calendar adjusted exports decreased by 3.2% and imports increased by 6.5% compared with June 2012. Seasonally and calendar adjusted exports decreased by 2.3% and imports decreased by 2% compared with previous month. External Trade, June 2012 - 2013 External Trade, January-June 2012 - 2013
Exports to the European Union increased by 5.3% in June 2013
As compared with the same month of the previous year, exports to the EU were 5 171 Million Dollars, increased by 5.3%. The proportion of the EU countries was 41.6% in June 2013 while it was 37.1% in June 2012.
The main partner for exports was Germany
In June 2013, the main partner country for exports was Germany with 1 157 Million Dollars and increased by 3.5%. For exports, Germany was followed by Iraq (925 Million Dollars), the United Kingdom (699 Million Dollars) and France (605 Million Dollars). The top country for imports was China
For June 2013, the top country for Turkey’s imports was China (2 073 Million Dollars), records for imports range from Germany (1 993 Million Dollars), Russian Federation (1 893 Million Dollars) and Switzerland (1 481 Million Dollars). Vehicles other than railway are forfront in exports according to chapters
For June 2013, “vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, parts thereof” has the highest value exported at 1 453 Million Dollars and then, “boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof” (1 063 Million Dollars), “iron and steel” (816 Million Dollars) and “Knitted and crocheted goods and articles” (791 Million Dollars).Mineral fuels and oils are forfront in imports according to chapters
At the same period, the top categories for imports were “mineral fuels and oils” (4 175 Million Dollars) and then “boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances” (2 560 Million Dollars), “precious stones, precious metals, pearls and articles thereof” (2 133 Million Dollars) and “iron and steel” (1 545 Million Dollars).The next release on this subject will be August 29, 2013.