In the 11 months of 2018, exports of furniture and wood and forest products, including the product group of 2 billion 800 million dollars, were recorded with exports of $ 4 billion 530 million.
Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters' Association President Ahmet Güleç said to the AA correspondent that developed countries do the production of high-quality furniture. Furniture Industrialists and Businessmen's Association Federation (MOSFED) President Güleç mentioned that in Turkey furniture sector has effects both on increasing the exportation and the unemployment and Turkish furniture is used in 177 countries of the world.
Güleç emphasized that exports in the furniture sector did not slow down and continued to increase. He said; “This year, only in 11 months, we have done more exports than the last year’s total. The furniture industry exported 2 billion 700 million dollars last year. In the 11 months of this year, this figure increased to 2 billion 800 million dollars. When we look at the export of furniture, wood and forest products, we made exports of 4 billion 530 million dollars in 11 months of this year. Last year this figure was around 4 billion dollars. So, before the end of this year we have broken the export record of all time both in furniture and forest and wood products exportation. As of the end of the year, we will see a sector that exceeds 5 billion dollars in furniture, forest and wood products and 3 billion dollars in furniture sector.
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