Turkey, one of the most significant furniture tops of the world with a production power of 12 billion dollars, has achieved remarkable success.
The Turkish furniture industry has risen six places in the world export rankings and became the eighth largest exporter in the world. While Canada and the USA are just above Turkey in the ranking; Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association Chairman Ahmet Güleç said, “The difference between us and these two countries has decreased a lot. Our 2023 goal was to be one of the 5 strongest furniture exporters in the world. As the Turkish furniture industry, we are strong and equipped to achieve this.” Reminding that their current share in the world furniture market is 1.5 percent, Güleç added that we are one of the most significant suppliers in the world.
According to the 2020 report of the Center for Industrial Studies (CSIL), a Milan-based research center that is acknowledged as a reference in the world, Turkey has moved up to eighth place in global furniture exports by jumping six places. According to the report titled World Furniture Outlook 2020-2021, titled World Furniture Outlook, Turkey rose to 8th from 14th place compared to the previous year, with furniture exports of $2.9 billion in 2019. In the announced ranking, Turkey surpassed countries such as Spain, Denmark, France, Mexico, Romania, Malaysia, and the Netherlands compared to the previous year. Ahmet Güleç, President of Istanbul Furniture, Paper, and Forest Products Exporters Association, said: “With our 12 billion dollars production capacity, we have become the 8th largest furniture exporter in the world. We are experiencing the proper pride of rising 6 places at once. Our sector provides employment for 500 thousand people with 36 thousand furniture brands, of which 12 thousand are exporters. We have a furniture industry that uses new technologies and does not compromise on quality and design. However, in the said international report, our exports appear to be 2 billion 864 million dollars. Some of our exports are recorded in the figures of the ferrous and non-ferrous metals exporters associations and the chemical substances and products exporters associations. If we can show our real export figure of 3.5 billion dollars, there will be a slight difference with Canada, which is in 7th place with 3.7 billion dollars. We will be close to the USA, which is in the sixth place with 4.7 billion dollars.”