The exports to the US, which the furniture sector has set as the target market, increased by 44 compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 52 million 905 thousand dollars.
by A. A. correspondent, from the Aegean Exporters' Associations (EIB), according to information compiled, Turkey, furniture exports from 94 countries carried out from January to April 2018 period was 1 billion 31 million dollars.
In the same period of this year, the figure rose by 7 percent to 1 billion 104 million dollars.
Iraq took the first place in exports; with 146 million 511 thousand dollars. This country was followed by Germany with 78 million 262 thousand dollars and Saudi Arabia with 78 million 77 thousand dollars.
The most significant increase in furniture exports took place in the US market. The Turkish exporter, who set this market as his target, sold 36 million 600 thousand dollars of furniture to the US in January-April 2018. This figure increased by 44 percent in the same period of 2019 and reached 52 million 905 thousand dollars.
Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters Union Chairman Cahit Doğan YAĞCI, AA said in a statement to reporters, he said he was lucky Turkeys in the furniture sector.
YAGCI stated that the most important reason for this was the production of information and the production of hand-weighted furniture, and emphasized that the sector gave a surplus of foreign trade.
Turkey is the world's most important one of five furniture exporters
will be. to raise this situation further must market analysis good determination. he said.
"US pays about 50 billion dollars a year on furniture"
Yağcı reminded that the USA, which is determined as the target market, pays approximately 50 billion dollars to furniture annually, he said:
"The Turkish furniture sector is growing in the US market. We need to pay attention to the certificate demands that are being implemented only in some states. for example in California 'Carb Certificate' is being applied. Here; of a substance used in for chipboard production; minimum as it should be some ingredients takes place are included. We learn; according to sensations this certificate also by other states began to be accepted. "
YAĞCI, from Turkey to US dining room, sofa, spring mattress and kitchen products drew attention it was sent. Reminding that they caught $ 3.1 billion in furniture exports in 2018, Yağcı said, "I think we can reach $ 4 billion this year. There is also an increase in the first 4 months."
Logistics warehouse proposal to USA
Expressing that the freight expenses in furniture exports to the US are high due to the distance, Yağcı said, to our ministry Our proposal was to make a logistic warehouse in the USA. I think we will have a serious advantage in freight if we can do this. The costs of this can be provided by the companies that will keep their products in this warehouse. "
The goal here; of our products, arrival to warehouse in the case disassembled. And in here; by assembled ,to sell to the customer in the fastest way.
Otherwise, we may suffer because the logistics period is long. I think we will have a serious advantage in freight if we can do this. The costs of this can be provided jointly by companies that will keep their products in this warehouse, "he said.
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