Turkey aims to exceed $190 billion in exports in 2020, the head of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) said on Tuesday.

The country’s exports, which were around $30 billion in 2000, were $180.5 billion last year, Ismail Gulle noted during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Istanbul Furniture Fair (CNR IMOB).

Gulle said the furniture sector’s exports amounted to $3.5 billion in 2019 — an increase of 10.2% — while the country’s overall exports rose 2.04% year-on-year in 2019.

He stressed: “The furniture sector’s target is $10 billion for 2023, we are working for this target.”

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