INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF KONYA
Konya, currently exporting 104 products to 130 countries, has a rather high potential to export in different sectors, by its available industrial structure and ability. And Konya’s exports are demonstrating increase through the years.
According to the Turkish Exporters Assembly (Türkiye İhracatçılar Meclisi - TİM) data, the total exports of our province in 2011 has been 1 billion 194 million dollars. Meanwhile, in 2010, Konya’s exports had remained at 994.5 million dollars.
Konya’s Exports (2005-2011)
Number of Exporting Companies
Exports’ Total (Million $)
According to TİM data, 21.9% of Konya’s exports is comprised of machinery and components. According to the November 2011 data, 236 million 59 thousand 616 dollars exports have been materialized in machinery and components. The exports made in the field of vehicles and supply industry has been 189,4 million dollars during the same period, and has ranked second in Konya’s exports. Meanwhile, the third rank in exports is taken by cereals, legumes, oil seed and products, by exports of 188.7 million dollars. The fact that a significant portion of Konya’s exports is in the manufacturing industry demonstrates the fact that the province has an advanced economy.
Top 10 Most-Exported Products from Konya in 2011 ($)
Machinery and Components
Vehicles and Supply Industry
Ores and Metals
Oil Seeds and products
Electrical - Electronic
Iron and Non-Ferrous Metals
Wood Products and Forestry Products
Chemical Materials and Products
Fruit and Vegetable Products
As of November 2011, Iraq is the leader among the countries that Konya exports to, by approximately 156 million dollars. Other leading countries in Konya’s exports are as follows: Italy, Iran, Germany, Libya, Russia, Bulgaria, Egypt, USA and Spain.
Top 10 Countries that Konya Companies Export to in 2011 ($)
The fact that Konya’s exports have reached 1.2 billion dollars as of the end of 2011 is highly pleasing. However, this figure is not adequate, considering the potential of Konya. Therefore, we are aiming to increase the province’s exports to the level of 2.5 billion dollars in the next 5 years, and to the level of 15 billion dollars by 2023.
Moreover, we are aiming for our province, which ranks 15th in exports currently, to be listed among the top five by 2023.
The number of exporting companies in our province is also increasing rapidly. During the January-November period in 2010, the number of exporting companies operating in Konya was 1,052. In the January-November period of 2011, this figure has reached 1,172. Our goal is to increase the number of exporting companies of Konya to 1,500 in 2015, and to 2,000 by 2023.
The Province-by-Province Export Potential Research of the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade clearly demonstrates Konya’s exports potential. According to this research;
In 2010, among our Provinces with Exports of Medium and High Technology Products of 100 Million Dollars and above, Konya ranks 9th by 413 million dollars of exports. This also demonstrates that Konya, known as an agricultural city so far, is also an industrial city.
From the viewpoint of diversity performance in exports, Konya ranks 4th, after İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara, by 104 different products. This fact shows that the available capacity in Konya has the opportunity to manufacture and export more than one product competitively.
From the aspect of Qualified Take-off Structure, Konya is above Turkey’s average, and ranks 4th among 81 provinces. This may be interpreted as that Konya’s potential for qualified exports in different sectors is quite high with its current industrial structure and ability.
The exhibitions organized play a significant role in increasing Konya’s exports and recognition. In the exhibitions organized at the TÜYAP exhibition area in Konya during 2011, the Konya Agriculture 2011 exhibition has ranked 1st by the participation of 332 companies, KONMAK has followed as second by the participation of 164 companies, and Konya Seed as third by 81 companies. The agriculture exhibition is an important exhibition organization that makes Konya’s name heard at the national and international levels and contributes to its promotion. The prominent sector exhibitions in Konya respectively are as follows: Agriculture Exhibition, Machinery Exhibition, Seed Growing Exhibition, City Exhibition and Casting Exhibition.