Fashion Statistics Turkey

National data

Population: 79.4 million
Labor force: 29.4 million
Unemployment rate: 10.4 %
GDP per capita (PPS): 20,500 dollars

Employment

  • Number of employees in the manufacturing of textiles: 450,000
  • Number of employees in the manufacturing of clothing: 500,000
  • Number of employees in the manufacturing of footwear and leather goods: 65,000
  • Number of employees in textile, apparel and footwear manufacture: 1 million

Consumer Expenditure

Annual consumer expenditure of clothing and footwear: 20 billion dollars

Fashion companies

Turkey is mostly known as a hub for fashion manufacture. The country has 59,000 companies in textile, footwear and apparel manufacturing, which yearly produce over 65 billion dollars per of garments and fashion goods. Nearly all Turkish manufacturers are small or medium sized entities.

The following table lists the Top 5 Largest Fashion Companies in Turkey. The largest company has several brands, such as Mexx, as its subsidiary. All other entries on this list are textile and apparel manufacturers.

Company name Market value Annual revenue Company type
1 Eroglu Group 2.9 billion dollars 1.9 billion dollars Private
2 Sanko Tekstil İşletmeleri 472 million dollars 518 million dollars Private
3 Gülsan Sentetik Dokuma 323 million dollars 355 million dollars Private
4 Korteks Mensucat 222 million dollars 244 million dollars Private
5 Beyteks Tekstil 215 million dollars 236 million dollars Private

Main trading partners in textiles and apparel

Textiles and raw materials

Destination Origin
Russia 880 million dollars China 1.9 billion dollars
Italy 754 million dollars USA 994 million dollars
Germany 451 million dollars India 850 million dollars
Romania 366 million dollars Indonesia 752 million dollars
UK 355 million dollars Italy 560 million dollars

Apparel

Destination Origin
Germany 3.9 billion dollars China 906 million dollars
UK 2.5 billion dollars Bangladesh 772 million dollars
Spain 1.6 billion dollars Italy 166 million dollars
France 1.1 billion dollars Egypt 138 million dollars
Netherlands 948 million dollars India 121 million dollars

Exports (2014)

Exports of textiles and clothing: 30.4 billion dollars

  • T-shirts: 3.73 billion dollars
  • Women’s suits, non knit: 2.7 billion dollars
  • Men’s suits non knit: 2.2 billion dollars
  • Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts,etc: 2 billion dollars
  • Women’s suits: 1.7 billion dollars

Exports of footwear and headwear: 741 million dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 327 million dollars
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 166 million dollars
  • Footwear with textile body: 90.5 million dollars
  • Parts of footwear: 55.5 million dollars
  • Other footwear: 53 million dollars

Imports (2014)

Total imports of clothing, textiles and footwear: 5.5 billion dollars

Imports of footwear and headwear: 1.04 billion dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 321 million dollars
  • Footwear, with textile body: 250 million dollars
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 248 million dollars

Imports of footwear and headwear: 919 million dollars

  • Footwear, with leather body: 367 million dollars
  • Other footwear of rubber or plastics: 228 million dollars
  • Footwear with textile body: 162 million dollars

Sources

These statistics pages are a product of FashionUnited Business Intelligence. For more fashion data, company information and statistics, please refer to the FashionUnited Business Intelligence homepage.

Sources: Ministry of Science Industry and Technology, Social Security Institution, Ministry of Economy, Turkish Statistical Institute, ITKIB (The General Secretariat of Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations).

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EU

General data

Population: 506.85 million
GDP per capita (PPS): 36,486 Dollars
Labor force: 247.0 million
Unemployment rate: 39.4%
Fashion market share: 5 percent
Regional fashion market size: 441 billion dollars
Turnover of the textile and clothing industry: 191 billion dollars
Employment in the textiles and clothing industry: 1.6 million
Annual investment in the textile and clothing industry: 5 billion dollars
Annual investment in clothing: 1.6 billion dollars
Annual investment in textiles and man-made fibres: 3.3 billion dollars

Fashion companies

Number of companies in the textile and clothing industry: 172,755 Among these companies 119,960 companies can be addressed to as clothing companies, 52,926 are textile companies and the remaining 80 companies work on man-made fibers.

The total turnover of these companies is 191 billion euros. Nearly half of this turnover is related to textile companies, these contribute 92 billion euros. Another 87 billion euros is related to clothing companies and the remaining 9.7 billion euros is related to man-made fibre-making companies.

A couple of European countries, such as Italy, France and Spain are well-known for their renowned fashion conglomerates. The following table shows the Top 10 largest fashion companies in Europe.

Company name Market value Annual sales Country Company type
1 Inditex 104 billion dollars 24 billion dollars Spain Stock listed company
2 LVMH, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy 86 billion dollars 41.5 billion dollars France Stock listed company
3 Hennes & Mauritz 48.5 billion dollars 26.5 billion dollars Sweden Stock listed company
4 Hermès 37 billion dollars 6 billion dollars France Stock listed company
5 Rolex SA 36 billion dollars 6 billion dollars Switzerland Private ownership
6 Compagnie Financière Richemont 36 billion dollars 11.5 billion dollars Switzerland Stock listed company
7 Chanel 33.5 billion dollars 9 billion dollars France Private ownership
8 Dior 32 billion dollars 2 billion dollars France Stock listed company
9 Luxottica 26.5 billion dollars 10.5 billion dollars Italy Stock listed company
10 Kering 25.5 billion dollars 13 billion dollars France Stock listed company

Employment

Currently 1.63 million people are employed in the textile and clothing industry. Most of these employees, 1 million people, are employed in producing at and managing clothing companies. The remaining 614,000 work on textiles and man-made fibres.


Consumer expenditure (2014)

Annual expenditure on clothing: 360 billion dollars
Annual expenditure on footwear: 81 billion dollars

Exports (2016)

Exports of apparel and textiles: 49.5 billion dollars

Clothing: 25 billion dollars

  • Menswear export value: 5.8 billion dollars
  • Womenswear export value: 10.1 billion dollars
  • Babies wear export value: 254 billion dollars
  • Other clothing and accessories export value: 9.1 billion dollars

The main clothing customers make up for 54.6 percent of the total clothing exports. Switzerland is the largest customer taking 3.8 billion dollars in textiles, which is 15.7 percent of the total European textile exports. Russia takes 3.7 billion dollars, 15.2 percent, and is therefore the second largest customer. The customers that round up the Top 5 export clients are the United States with 2.7 billion dollars (11 percent), Hong Kong with 1.6 billion dollars (6.5 percent) and Japan with 1.5 billion dollars (6 percent).

Textiles: 24.5 billion dollars

  • Natural fibers export value: 981 billion dollars
  • Man-made fibers export value: 981 billion dollars
  • Yarns & Threads export value: 2.2 billion dollars
  • Woven fabrics export value: 6.9
  • Knitted fabrics export value: 1.7 billion dollars
  • Technical textiles export value: 6.1 billion dollars
  • Other textiles export value: 3.2 billion dollars

The main textile customers make up for 40.5 percent of the total textile exports. The United States is the biggest customer taking 2.7 billion dollars in textiles, which is 11 percent of the total European textile exports. China takes 2.1 billion dollars, 8.5 percent, and is therefore the second largest customer. The customers that round up the Top 5 export clients are Turkey with 2 billion dollars (8 percent), Switzerland with 1.6 billion dollars (7 percent) and Morocco with 1.5 billion dollars (6 percent).


Imports (2016)

Imports of apparel and textiles: 115 billion dollars

Clothing: 84.5 billion dollars

  • Menswear import value: 21.2 billion dollars
  • Womenswear import value: 29.5 billion dollars
  • Babies Wear import value: 2.5 billion dollars
  • Other clothing and accessories import value: 31.2 billion dollars

The European Union imports most of its clothing from 5 suppliers, with China being the largest. A near 40 percent of the European imports come from China. Bangladesh supplies 14.5 percent of the European clothing imports. Another 13 percent of the supplies come from Turkey and respectively 6 and 3 percent come from India and Morocco.

Textiles: 30.5 billion dollars

  • Natural fibers import value: 1.8 billion dollars
  • Man-made fibers import value: 1.5 billion dollars
  • Yarns & Threads import value: 4.3 billion dollars
  • Woven fabrics import value: 6.1 billion dollars
  • Knitted fabrics import value: 1.5 billion dollars
  • Technical textiles import value: 6.4 billion dollars
  • Other textiles import value: 1.2 billion dollars

The European Union imports most of its textiles from 5 suppliers, with China being the largest. About 31.5 percent of the European imports come from China. Turkey supplies 17 percent of the European textile imports. Another 9 percent of the supplies come from Turkey and respectively 8 and 4 percent come from Pakistan and the United States.


Sources

Sources: Eurostat, CIA, ILO, WTO, IBISWorld, OECD, Comtrade (UN), World Bank, Euratex, ITKIB, TurkStat, SGK.

These statistic pages are a product of FashionUnited Business Intelligence. For more fashion data, company information and statistics, please refer to the FashionUnited Business Intelligence homepage. Bronnen: Comtrade, OECD, CBS, GFK, Modint, Euratex, Eurostat.

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