Textiles and clothing industry in Turkey - Statistics & Facts

With a long history of textile manufacturing dating back to the Ottoman Empire, Turkey remains an important country in the global textile and apparel industry. In 2017, the country ranked as the fifth largest exporter of textiles worldwide, accounting for almost four percent of all exports. The industry is also still showing signs of growth, with the value of both textiles and clothing exported having more than doubled since 2000. A large proportion of the textile and apparel goods leaving Turkey arrive in locations inside Europe, with Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy ranking as the top four destinations. In 2016, these four countries together accounted for over 10 billion dollars’ worth of exports.

For Turkey’s top players, textile and apparel production is clearly a profitable business. Overall, there are around 20 thousand textile manufacturers and 52 thousand wearing apparel manufacturers in Turkey, who generate an annual turnover of around 30 billion euros and 22 billion euros respectively. Among those most successful are Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri, Gülsan Sentetik Dokuma Sanayi and Kipas Mensucat Isletmeleri, responsible for textile manufacturing. These companies made a respective 1.74 billion, 1.2 billion and 801 million Turkish lira in production-based sales in 2016. The leading apparel manufacturers in the country, meanwhile, are Lidersan Sağlık ve Gıda Ürünleri and Hugo Boss Tekstil Sanayi, generating 629.7 million and 576.1 million Turkish lira, respectively, in that same year.

As well as the successful manufacturing and trade industries, Turkey’s retail market for textiles and clothing is also strong. Since 2002, consumer spending on such items has increased considerably, with households spending a total of approximately 3.36 million Turkish lira per month on clothing and 413.4 million lira per month on household textiles in 2017. Given that there are over 31 thousand stores specializing in selling textiles in the country and 53 thousand stores selling clothing, the retail sector is also a key area for employment. In 2015, these stores employed 45 thousand and 215 thousand people, respectively.

Read more

Textiles and clothing industry in Turkey - Important statistics

You may also be interested in these statistics

The whole topic in one document

Textiles and clothing industry in Turkey
  • Edited and prepared
  • Download in PPT/PDF format
  • Instant access
  • From $365

The whole topic in one document

Textiles and clothing industry in Turkey
  • Edited and prepared
  • Download in PPT/PDF format
  • Instant access
  • From $365

Recommended statistics

Recommended statistics

Value of the leading 10 textile exporters worldwide 2017, by country
Value of the leading 10 textile importers worldwide 2017, by country
Share in world exports of the leading textile exporters 2017, by country
Global cotton production 2017/2018, by country
Production value of manufacture of wearing apparel in Turkey 2009-2014
Turnover of the manufacture of wearing apparel in Turkey 2009-2014
Textile manufacturing sector: production value in Turkey 2009-2014
Turkey: number of wearing apparel manufacturers 2009-2014
Leading textile manufacturers ranked by production-based sales in Turkey 2016
Textiles, clothing & shoes: retail sales turnover monthly index in Turkey 2016-2018
Leading suppliers of textiles & clothing imported into Turkey 2016
Leading destinations of textiles & clothing exported from Turkey 2016
Number of enterprises selling textiles in specialized stores in Turkey 2009-2015
Value of textile imports to Turkey 2000-2016
Value of textile exports from Turkey 2000-2016
Turnover from retail sales in specialized textile stores in Turkey 2009-2015
Household expenditure on clothing in Turkey 2002-2017
Number of enterprises selling clothing in specialized stores in Turkey 2009-2015
Turnover from retail sales in specialized clothing stores in Turkey 2009-2015
Value of clothing imports to Turkey 2000-2016
Value of clothing exports from Turkey 2000-2016
Number of enterprises specialized in selling footwear & leather in Turkey 2009-2015
Turnover from retail sales in footwear & leather goods stores in Turkey 2009-2015
Leading wearing apparel manufacturers ranked by production-based sales in Turkey 2016

More interesting topics from the industry "Clothing & Apparel"

More interesting topics from the industry "Clothing & Apparel"

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Any more questions?

Any more questions?

Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!

Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!

Do you still have questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.