CARPET INDUSTRY 

2016 MARCH EXPORT PERFORMANCE

 

In the January-March 2016, total exports of Turkey decreased by 3.1% compared to the same period of 2015, while carpets exports increased by 1.3% to 464 million USD in the same period. 

Our carpet exports have showed a periodic upward trend for the first time since December 2014. Therefore, the share of carpet exports in total exports of our country increased from 1.41% in January-March 2015 to 1.48% in 2016 with an increase of 0.07 percentage points.

Given March 2016, carpet exports of our country increased by 6.9% compared to March 2015 and was 179.3 million USD.

 

 

When we compare the performance of Turkeys carpet exports in January-March 2016 with the same period in 2015, we obtain the following data:

 

-         Exports of hand-made carpets decreased by 375% to 15.9 million USD.

-         Exports of machine carpets decreased by 2.3% to 400.2 million USD.

-         Hand-tufted carpet exports increased by 14% to 48 million USD.

 

Developments in the Top 5 Export Markets

 

The most important countries in Turkey’s carpet exports as of the first quarter of 2016 are: Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and the UK.

Exports to Saudi Arabia which was Turkey ‘s largest carpet export market with a share of 20.9% decreased by 3.9% in January-March 2016 compared to the same period of 2015 and recorded as 96.9 million USD.

In the same period, our carpet exports to the USA which was our second largest market increased by 30.6% to 82.8 million USD. With this export value recorded, the share of USA in total carpet export was 17.8%.

In addition, carpet exports to Germany, which was the third largest export market increased by 8.4% in January-March 2016 compared to the same period of previous year and was recorded as 30.9 million USD. The share of Germany in total carpet exports was calculated as 6.7%.

When we look at the figures for January-March 2016 carpet exports, our carpet exports to the Egypt increased by 40.1% to 20.6 million USD compared to the same period of the previous year and the share of the Egypt in our carpet exports was 4.5% .

In the same period, our exports to the UK increased by 6.5% compared to 2015 and were recorded as 19.5 million USD. The share of the UK in total carpet exports was 4.2%.

Developments in Hand-made Carpet Markets

 

Turkey ‘s hand-made carpet exports decreased by 37% in January - March 2016 compared to the same period of 2015, while export value was recorded as 15.8 million USD.

 

In March 2016, our countrys hand-made carpet exports decreased by 41.2% compared to the same month of the previous year and were recorded as 6.5 million USD.

As of January - March 2016, the USA was the most important hand-made carpet export market and exports to this country declined by 42.6% compared to the January - March 2015. Our exports to the USA were recorded as 4 million USD. The share of the USA in total carpet exports was calculated as 25.2%.

Germany was the second biggest export market of our country with a 10,2% share. Exports to this country increased by 48.9% in the January-March period of 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year and rose to 1.6 million USD.

In January-March 2016, Slovakia was Turkeys third largest market for hand-made carpet exports. The share of Slovakia from our total hand-made exports was 8.8%. Given these numerical values and changes, we can say that this country was a remarkable market. Our exports to this country were only 4 thousand USD in the same period of our last year, and there was a considerable increase in the same period this year in the exports.

Our exports to Chile, which was the fourth largest export market was 937 million USD with an increase of 28.9% in January - March 2016. Exports of hand-made carpets to this country accounted for 5.9% of our exports.

At the end of the January-March 2016, the Netherlands was fifth in hand-made carpet exports with a share of 5.2%. In this period, 822 thousand USD exports were made to the Netherlands, an increase of 39.2% was recorded compared to the same period of the previous year.

 

 

Developments in Machine Carpet Markets

 

In the January-March period of 2016, our machine carpet exports increased by 2.3% compared to the January-March period of 2015, reaching 400.2 million USD.

 

In March 2016, our countrys machine carpet exports increased by 9.5% compared to the same month of the previous year and were recorded as 153.8 million USD.

In the January-March period of 2016, Saudi Arabia stands out with 92 million USD of exports and 23% of share in machine carpet exports. Exports to Saudi Arabia decreased by 6.8% compared to the same period of 2015.

The USA comes after the Saudi Arabia with an export of 75.3 million USD and an share of 18.8% in the export of machine carpets. Exports of machine carpets to the USA increased by 42.5% in the stated period.

Germany, with an export value of 28.1 million USD and a share of 7% was the third largest machine carpet exports market. Exports of machine carpets for this country increased by 8.7% compared to the same period of 2015 at the end of January-March 2016.

In addition, carpet exports to Egypt increased by 41.4% in January - March 2016 compared to the same period of previous year and was recorded as 17.5 million USD. Egypts share in our total machine carpet exports was 4.4%.

Exports of machine carpets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) decreased by 11.6% to 15.6 million USD in the same period. The share of the UAE in total machine carpet exports of our country was recorded as 3.9%.

 

Developments in Hand-Tufted Carpet Markets

 

At the end of January-March 2016, hand-tufted carpet exports increased by 14% compared to the same period of 2015 and exports of 48 million USD were recorded.

Given the hand-tufted carpet exports in March 2016, exports of 19 million USD were recorded with an increase of 17.2% compared to March 2015.

At the end of January-March 2016, the UK stands out with 10.1 million USD of exports and 21.1% of share in hand-tufted carpet exports. Exports to the UK increased by 1.9% compared to the same period of 2015.

 

Saudi Arabia has the second largest share of hand-tufted carpet exports with an export value of 4.6 million USD and a share of 9.7%. The exports of hand-tufted carpets to Saudi Arabia increased by 137.2% in the stated period.

 

The USA, with an export value of 3.5 million USD and a share of 7.2% was the third largest hand-tufted carpet exports market. Exports of hand-tufted carpets for this country decreased by 2.4% compared to the same period at the end of January-March 2016.

 

In this period, exports of hand-tufted carpets to Egypt increased by 32.2% compared to the same period of previous year and were recorded as 3 million USD. Egypts share in our total hand-tufted carpet exports was 6.3%.

 

Exports of hand-tufted carpets to Belgium increased by 247.1% to 2.7 million USD in the same period. Belgiums share in our total hand-tufted carpet exports was 5.6%.

 

 

 

 

Secretariat General of İTKİB

Department of Textile, Leather, Carpet R & D and Legislation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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