The furniture industry, which makes a significant contribution to Turkey’s employment and exports, increased its year-end export target from 4.5 billion dollars to 5 billion dollars.
Ali Rıza Ercan, Chairman of the Turkish Woodworking Tradesmen and Craftsmen Federation, said that they found the increase in export figures good, but this was not satisfactory.
Stating that they expected an increase of around 25 percent in the first quarter, but they fell behind the expectations due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the related raw material shortage, Ercan said, “If we had overcome these problems, the numbers would have been different. This is not enough, we have to go higher. “We must increase our country’s furniture exports to at least 10 billion dollars in the coming years. Because we have this potential how to spot a fake rolex. We sell goods to every country in the world. We even send serious products to the USA, the leader of the furniture industry.”.
Yavuz Uğurdağ, President of İnegöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry (İTSO), said that the increase in exports in the furniture sector in recent years made them happy.
Pointing out that furniture is an employment-friendly sector, Uğurdağ said, “The Turkish furniture sector has achieved a serious growth. It ranks 8th in the world. The furniture sector makes a great contribution to the Turkish economy. We can see this when we look at the employment and export figures. We exist to increase our exports even more. We’re working hard.” he said.