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JULY 2019 ISSUE: 134

TURKEY’S TOP 1000 EXPORTERS ARE ANNOUNCED: 122 MAİB MEMBERS ARE ON THE TOP 1000 LIST

TURKISH EXPORTERS ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCED THE TOP 1000 EXPORTERS OF 2018. 122 OF THESE COMPANIES ARE MAİB MEMBERS. ACCORDING TO THE STUDY OF ‘TURKEY’S TOP 1000 EXPORTERS 2018’, THE TOP 1000 COMPANIES REALIZED A TOTAL OF 102.8 BILLION DOLLARS OF EXPORTS, INCREASED BY 10.5 BILLION COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THESE COMPANIES ARE THE BIGGEST INDICATOR THAT TURKEY’S EXPORTS TO BE SPREAD THROUGHOUT OPERATING IN 50 PROVINCES.

TİM (Turkish Exporters Assembly); the umbrella organisation of Turkey’s 61 exporter associations, 13 general secreteriats and 85.000 exporters; announced ‘Turkey’s Top 1000 Exporters’ for the 17th time. Top 1000 Companies realized a total of 102.8 billion dollars of exports, increased by 10.5 billion dollars compared to 2017, and their share from the total exports increased to 61,2%. The total share of the Top 500 companies from the exports is 52,6 %.

THE TOP THREE KEPT THEIR PLACES ON THE LIST

According to the report, that has 122 of MAİB members on the Top 1000 List, Ford Otomotiv is the leading exporting company of Turkey with 5.683 billion dollars. The second place is Toyota Otomotiv with 4.598 billion dollars and the third place is Tofaş Türk with 2.998 billion dollars. Kibar Dış Ticaret, the 6th exporting company of the previous year, raised up to the 4th in the ranking with 2.72 billion dollars of exports. TGS Dış Ticaret, the 12th exporting company of the previous year, raised 7 steps on the ladder, becoming the 5th exporting company of Turkey with 2.591 billion dollars. Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri, with 2.467 billion dollars is the 6th on the list. Vestel is the 7th with 2.255 billion dollars and Arçelik is the 8th with 1.937 billion dollars. The 9th company on the Top 1000 Exporters is Oyak- Renault with 1.784 billion dollars and the 10th company is Habaş with 1.544 billion dollars, who raised one step on the ladder compared to the previous year.

FIRST 1000 COMPANIES SPREAD OVER 50 PROVINCES

According to the report’s sectoral evaluation, the top exporting sector is apparel with 154 companies on the list. Chemicals and chemical products sector is the second sector with 106 represantatives on the Top 1000. The third is the automotive sector with 102 companies at the Top 1000 List. The Top 1000 Exporters are located in a variety of 50 provinces from İstanbul to Şırnak, Samsun to Osmaniye which is a strong indicator of Turkey’s exports is spread over the whole country. 440 of the companies are based in İstanbul, followed by 76 companies in İzmir and 67 companies in Kocaeli. The regional distribution of the companies are as follows: 600 companies from the Marmara Region, 146 companies from Aegean Region and 83 companies from Central Anatolian Region. It is also remarkable that there are represantatives of all seven regions of Turkey in the Top 1000 Exporters List.

THE TOP 1000 IS ALSO AT THE TOP WITH EMPLOYMENT AND VALUE ADDED

The average number of employees of the top 1000 companies was 781 in 2018, indicating that these firms only provided close to 800 thousand jobs. In 2016, the same number was 704, which means that the most successful exporters support employment, employing almost 100,000 workers in just two years.

The survey shows that the Top 1000 carries Turkey forward with unit prices too. Exports average unit price is 1,33 dollars per kilogram in 2018, while it is 1,37 dollars with the Top 1000. The average unit price of exports per kilogram is 1,40 dollars for the Top 500 and 2,76 dollars for the Top 10 companies.

THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES EXCEEDING $ 1 BILLION IN EXPORTS INCREASED TO 13

In the Top 1000 Exporters Survey, the number of companies exporting 1 billion dollars and more increased from 10 to 13 compared to the previous year, while the number of companies exporting 100 million dollars and more increased from 145 to 171.