Mining sector increased its export in first five months of the year to $2.81 billion with a rise of 37 percent compared to last year.
China, US, Belgium, Iraq and Italy were at the top of the export list, where the lion's share was natural stone with 833.2 million USD.
According to data, AA compiled from Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), rapid increase of mining sector in export continued in 2013. Turkey's mining export was $1.523 billion in last year's first five months, which increased to $2.82 billion in 2013's first five months. The sector made export to 179 countries from January until May, but increased its export to South African countries. Gabon, Guinea, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Dominica, Bulgaria, European free trade zone, Turkmenistan, Cameroon, Dubai, Thailand, Libya and South Korea ranked as the countries, which exports increased the most.
Countries, into which Turkey exported most, were China, US, Belgium, Iraq, Italy, Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia. China, which occupy an important position with a percentage of 50 in export, reached $1.39 billion with an increase of 82% compared to last years' first five months. Unit price per ton in export increased to $231 in the same period of time, what was $202 last year.