The figure was $9.8 billion in the January-July period of 2018.
The sector’s export volume rose to 1.75 million tons, up from 1.5 million tons in the same period last year, MAIB said.
“While global trade is narrowing due to protectionist policies, political sanctions and Brexit uncertainty, our trade and market share is increasing,” said Kutlu Karavelioglu, the head of MAIB.
The sector’s exports also rose by 6.3% to $17.7 billion year-on-year in the last 12-month period.
Hurriyet Daily News