ISTANBUL – Turkeyis the only country among the 10 biggest trade partners of the European Union (EU) to increase its exports, a survey conducted by the European statistical institute found.
The survey said the EU exported 1.733 trillion euros worth of goods last year, up 3 percent, while imports declined to 1.683 trillion euros, down 6 percent.
Turkey maintained its ranking as the sixth biggest trade partner of the EU and its total trading volume - with the 28 members of the EU - reached 127.9 billion euros last year. Turkey exported 50.2 billion euros worth of goods to the EU, an increase of four percent. The EU exported 77.7 billion euros worth of goods to Turkey in 2013, an increase of three percent.