[size=36]Iraq is among the top five importing Turkish carpets[/size]
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reported data from the Turkish Statistics Authority and the World Trade Center in Istanbul on Saturday that Turkey 's exports of carpets made $ 2.7 billion in 2018, outperforming Belgium, the only competitor in the export of carpet sector, about one billion dollars.
"The countries that export to Turkey include the United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Argentina, Thailand, Mongolia, Mauritania, New Zealand and Australia," the Anatolia news agency reported.
From January to September this year, Turkish carpet exports made $ 1.8 billion to decorate homes worldwide, particularly in the United States.
According to data obtained by Anatolia from the Turkish Statistical Organization and the World Trade Center in Istanbul, Turkey is the world leader in carpet exports.
Based on 2018 data on carpet exports, Belgium, the world's second-largest carpet exporter, exported $ 1.8 billion, while China, the third-largest carpet exporter, had $ 346.3 million.
Turkey's carpet exports, which it exports worldwide, reached $ 1.801 billion in the third quarter of 2019.
Turkey's carpet exports to the United States, the largest market for Turkish carpets, reached $ 453 million.
It was followed by Saudi Arabia with $ 277.9 million, Germany with $ 88.8 million, Iraq with $ 82.8 million and the United Kingdom with $ 81.9 million.