Turkey, Qatar sign 15 new agreements to boost trade volume

Published 12.08.2017 00:00
Updated 12.08.2017 20:59
Turkey, Qatar sign 15 new agreements to boost trade volume

Turkey and Qatar signed 15 new trade and cooperation agreements in the food and construction sectors and the pharmaceutical industry, Qatar's Chamber of Commerce said on Saturday.

Qatar's Chamber Acting Director General Saleh Hamad al-Sharqi said the trade deals which were agreed in principle in early August have officially been sealed. Aside from the food and construction sectors, agreements in transport, logistics and the plastics industry were also signed, al-Sharqi said.

Turkey's exports to Qatar totaled $52.4 million in June 2017, while they reached $36.2 million in May 2017. Turkey's imports from Qatar amounted to $23.7 million in June, compared to $19.6 million in May.

Turkish exports to Qatar increased 51% in August as the bilateral trade volume between the countries reached $600m in the first half of this year. Since June 5 when Qatar underwent a blockade by Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, and Yemen, Turkey has sent more than 220 cargo-planes of daily use items.

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