The Turkish chemical sector continues its rapid development of recent years. It currently has the capacity to provide service in different fields, providing raw and intermediate materials for the most diverse sectors such as the automotive industry, leather, glass, textiles and paper.
Turkish chemical sector covers a wide range of products in 14 chapters of different foreign trade statistics products. The production of the sector is generally directed to the products required by the manufacturing industry and directly consumable products, that is, petrochemical products, thermoplastics, fertilizers, organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibers and yarns, soap and detergents, paints, etc Of the total percentage of production of chemical products, petrochemicals account for 30%, with fertilizers occupying second place with 25%. Within the client sectors, 15% is for the textile industry, 12% for leather and more than 50% for paper. Exports are made to 103 countries and account for more than 10% of Turkey’s total exports. Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S., a 49% state-invested company, can meet 25% of Turkey’s demand for petrochemicals with its production.
Turkey, as one of the main producers of soda, chrome and boron, has competitive advantages in the chemical sector, being a supplier of intermediate products to the most diverse industries, employing 300,000 people in some 22,000 companies. These companies are mainly concentrated in Istanbul, Izmir, Kocaeli, Adana, Ankara, Gaziantep and Sakarya.
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