Turkey’s chemical sector exports rose by 10.2% year-on-year in June, a local association said Thursday.

The Istanbul Chemical and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (IKMIB) said the exports reached $1.42 billion in June.

This figure totaled to $8.64 billion in the first half of the year.

In June, the sector’s main export destinations were Iraq, the Netherlands and Germany.

Turkey’s overall exports were $13.5 billion in June, up 15.8% on a yearly basis, the Turkish trade minister announced earlier on Thursday.

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