One of the world’s major denim fabric production hubs, Turkey’s exports of denim fabrics makes up 9 per cent from the country’s exports of textile products. Its share among the world exports of denim fabrics is, however, around 9 per cent reveals Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) figures. Turkey exported around $378.3 million worth of denim in 2015 and in 2016 it exported $393.6 million worth of denims. In 2017, this number decreased by 6.4 per cent and amounted to $368.5 million.
Turkey exports denim fabrics mainly to North Africa, Europe and the Far East. Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Morocco and Bangladesh are the five major markets. In 2017, Turkey exported $52 million worth of denim fabrics to Tunisia. The same year, exports to Egypt were $47.4 million. Exports to the third biggest market – Italy – wa $40 million. These three countries share around 38 per cent in Turkey's exports of denim fabrics.