1st quarter of 2020 was the most important as WHO had declared Covid 19 as global pandemic which resulted in strict lockdown in numerous countries across the globe. These lockdowns affected most of the industries badly textile being 2nd largest after hotel industry. Most of the imports and exports of textiles dropped heavily due to the lockdown across the globe. Though there was a hike in medical textile business globally, there was shrinkage in ready to wear clothing business and home textile business.

Home textile exports of Turkey that dwindled in the 1st quarter of 2020 showed a noticeable global share in the 1st quarter of 2021. Turkey’s export of home textiles increased by 25%.

Israel manifested the global share of 3.49% in imports of home textiles from Turkey. Its imports were 14 thousand USD in 2021-Q1 which were 9 thousand USD in 2020-Q1. Turkey exported home textiles worth 8 thousand USD toSpain in 2020-Q1 which increased to 14 thousand USD in 2021-Q1, manifesting it the global share of 3.47%. Netherlands global share was 3.18% with the imports worth 11 thousand USD and 13 thousand USD in 2020-Q1 and 2021-Q1. Austria’s global share in imports of home textiles from Turkey were 8 thousand USD in 2020-Q1, which hiked up to 12 thousand USD in 2021-Q1. 

Bulgaria, Poland, and Switzerland imported the home textiles worth 7 thousand USD in 2021-Q1, which claimed increase in comparison with 2020-Q1. Czech Republic, Iraq and Russia’s import of home textiles was worth 5 thousand USD in 2021-Q1. 

There was a significant hike in the exports of home textiles by Turkey in 2021-Q1. 

Unit : 000 USD

Turkey – Home Textile Exports
Importers 2020-Q1 2021-Q1 % Share in
Total Imports
Germany                         82,831                          88,936                      20.87 
USA                         43,142                          72,061                      16.91 
France                         17,835                          27,790                        6.52 
Italy                         18,533                          20,060                        4.71 
United Kingdom                         14,149                          16,974                        3.98 
Israel                           9,857                          14,861                        3.49 
Spain                           8,775                          14,808                        3.47 
Netherlands                         11,844                          13,565                        3.18 
Austria                           8,393                          12,132                        2.85 
Bulgaria                           6,532                            7,996                        1.88 
Poland                           5,072                            7,626                        1.79 
Switzerland                           6,667                            7,140                        1.68 
Romania                           3,886                            6,709                        1.57 
Czech Republic                           3,201                            6,443                        1.51 
Iraq                           6,620                            6,424                        1.51 
Russia                           5,545                            6,197                        1.45 
Belarus                           4,990                            5,990                        1.41 
Kazakhstan                           2,734                            5,786                        1.36 
Belgium                           3,744                            5,109                        1.20 
Sweden                           2,943                            4,555                        1.07 
Others                         73,386                          75,054                      17.61 
Total                       340,679                        426,216                  100.00