Turkey’s automotive sector topped the country’s exports with $30.6 billion in 2019, while Istanbul was the largest exporter city in the country.

Overall exports increased 2% to reach $180.47 billion, hitting historical highs in 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM).

When main sectors are examined, the industry was the best performer with $138.25 billion, increasing 1.5% on an annual basis.

Agriculture and mining posted $23.39 and $4.31 billion exports, respectively.

Turkey’s export routes exceeded 200 countries and free zones, while Germany was the main destination with $14.96 billion exports.

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