ANKARA

Turkey’s machinery exports hit $14.8 billion in January-October, an exporters’ group said.

The sector posted a 12% year-on-year increase in the first 10 months of this year, the Machinery Exporters’ Association (MAIB) said in a press release.

The most exported products of the sector included industrial and domestic refrigeration, washers and dryers, internal combustion engines, construction and mining machinery, and pumps and compressors.

Kutlu Karavelioglu, the group’s head, said Germany’s economic shrinkage is hitting the sector.

“Due to the contraction in the second quarter, German factories are losing work, reducing their supplies, and the possibility of the U.S. applying

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