EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR 2015
Plastic product exports make up the majority of Turkey's total plastics exports on the basis of both quantity and value. In 2015, plastic product exports amounted to 1 million 575 thousand tons and accounted for 4.34 billion US Dollars and showed a decline of 1.6% and 12.8% in quantity and value respectively, compared to 2014.
Turkey exports plastic products to nearly 150 countries. While share of the first 10 countries in the total exports was 49% on the basis of quantity and 47% on the basis of value in 2014, the share of the first 10 countries in total exports declined to 46% and 45% on the basis of quantity and value respectively in 2015. In 2015, Iraq, Germany and Great Britain made up the export markets with highest amount of plastic product exports. In 2015 total plastic exports (product +raw material) achieved a 3.6% share in total exports of the country and received its place among the top 10 exporting sectors. In 2015, the equivalent of plastic raw material exports was 698 thousand tons and 933 million US Dollars and exports increased by 2.6% on the basis of quantity and declined by 17% on the basis of value compared to 2014.
Turkey exports plastic raw materials to more than 100 countries and in 2014, 10 countries received a 54% share in total exports on the basis of both quantity and value. In 2015, however, share of top 10 export market countries declined to 50%. In 2015, Germany, Egypt and Russia were the top 3 countries receiving Turkey's plastic raw material exports.
EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR 2014
Overhauling many keystones sectors of country's economy, plastics sector ended the year 2014 with considerable increases both in production and in exports. In 2014, the sector achieved a production of 8.5 million tons of plastic products equivalent of 36.35 billion US Dollars and exported 2.25 million tons of plastic products and raw materials equivalent of 6.1 billion US Dollars. The foremost progress for the plastic sector was the increase of average export price per kilogram of plastic products to 3.12 US Dollars. Thus, as of 2014 the sector has already exceeded Turkey's 3 US Dollars per kilogram export target for 2023. In 2014; the plastic sector's major export markets for raw materials have been Germany, Russia and Italy, and for products have been Iraq, Germany and Russia.