Turkey, Among Top 3 Producers in the World
In Turkish ready-made clothing industry bwhose history spans to more than 100 years, private sector’s prospering was possible only after the withdrawal of the public sector from production in 1980s. More than half of the industry’s production was exported by 1990s. This ratio is near 70 percent at present.
Turkey is among the top 5 ready-made-clothing exporters in the world and top 2 to exporters to Europe.
The country accounts for 4.6 percent of the world’s total ready-made clothing exports of 285 billion US dollars. 7 out of every 100 pieces of RWC products are produced in Turkey. About 7% of the total production is exported to global markets.
More than 50% of the exports go to Germany, Britain, Spain, France and Italy. Turkey is the world leader in jean products with a production over of US$ 2 billion. Turkey is the leading supplier of Germany, the world’s fourth market in RWC.
Turkey’s exports share in the world is 8% in socks and 10% in underwear.
Turkey is determined to make use of its “DESIGN” capability for a bright performance in a very challenging global competition with rivals such as China. Turkey is accepted to have the creativity skills to maintain a stronbg presence in RMC sector on the globe and in
the nearby and neighboring countries in specific.
Turkey is aware this is certainly the most feasible way to overcome competitive pressures from the cheap manufacturing countries with the help of “speed, accuracy in deliveries, design and content of its collections and branding”.
Accessing the newly emerging middle classes of the developing countries is also among the targets of Turkish brands. In line with these developments it is estimated that there will be only limited growth in the production capacity, employmnet and production volume of the industry, against more pronounced increases in the added value created by the industry.