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Iraq is the fourth importer of Turkish leather and shoes, at $ 78 million
Economy News _ Baghdad
A Turkish official said today, Sunday, that Turkish exports of shoes and leather goods have reached one billion and 550 million dollars since the beginning of 2019.
Mustafa Chinogak, head of the Exporters of Leather and Leather Goods Exporters Association in Istanbul, said in a press interview that Turkey exported shoes to 186 countries and leather goods to 202 countries during the same period.
He added that they aim to raise shoe exports to two billion dollars in the year 2020, by reviving this sector.
Shinogak mentioned that Turkish exports of leather goods to the European Union and the United States have increased during the current year.
He pointed to the desire of the Union to open new markets and increase the volume of exports to another, similar to the Korean market.
Russia topped the importers of Turkish shoes and leather goods, with a value of 170 million dollars, followed by Germany with 115 million dollars, and Italy with 113 million dollars.
Iraq came fourth, with 78 million dollars, then Spain with 66 million dollars, and South Korea with 60 million dollars.
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