Turkey earned over $10.6 billion in carpet exports over a five-year period, between 2013 and 2017.
According to International Trade Center (ITC), Turkey was second only to China in global carpet exports. Having achieved exports worth $2.2 billion in 2013, Turkish carpet exports hit $2.3 billion in 2014, $2 billion in 2015, $1.9 billion in 2016 and $2.2 billion in 2017, reaching a total of $10.6 billion over five years.
Saudi Arabia was the top buyer of Turkish carpets with imports worth $1.7 billion.
It was followed by the U.S. with $1.6 billion, Iraq with $861 million and Germany with $584 million.