Report says Turkish plastic sector has grown by 10 percent in 2011
In a report prepared, the Turkish Plastic Industrialists Research, Development and Education Foundation (PAGEV) has said that the plastic sector in Turkey grew 10 percent in 2011 when compared to the previous year.
According to the report, Turkey left behind countries like France and Spain and became Europe’s third biggest producer of plastic items in 2011. Turkey ranked as fourth biggest producer of plastic goods in Europe in 2010.
In 2011, a total of 6.7 million tonnes of plastic were produced in Turkey.
Direct and indirect exports from the Turkish plastics sector was recorded as 9.2 billion USD in 2011.
While the Turkish plastics sector exported goods to about 200 countries worldwide, 55 percent of all exports went to 10 countries (Iraq, Germany, Russia, Iran, France, Romania, Britain, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Bulgaria).
SOURCE: CUMHURIYET ENGLISH