By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Posting a year-on-year rise of 10%, Turkey's exports hit an all-time high July figure of $16.4 billion, the country's trade minister announced on Monday.
The 12-month rolling export figure in July exceeded $200B for first time in history and reached $210.5 billion, Mehmet Mus said in a news conference in the capital Ankara, citing preliminary figures.
The country's imports also surged 17% to $20.7 billion in the same period, Mus noted.
In January-July, exports totaled at $121.4 billion, surging 35% from the same period last year.
"If we compare the seven-month figure with the pre-pandemic period (January-July 2019), this also posted a 16.4% increase," the minister added.
Turkish imports jumped 26% on an annual basis to $146.8 billion in the first seven months of this year.