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25 Novembre 2021

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TURKISH CHEMICALS SECTOR

Turkey is producer of many basic and intermediate chemicals and petrochemicals. Turkish chemical production includespetrochemicals, inorganic and organic chemicals, fertilizers, paints, pharmaceuticals, soaps and detergents, synthetic fibers,essential oils, cosmetics and personal care products. The majority of chemicals production is done by the private sector.In chemical industry, 30 % of the production has been directly used by the consumers whereas 70 % of production has been benefited in other sectors as intermediate goods and raw materials. Turkish Chemical industry has been seen as a sector dependent on imports as regards to raw materials and technology. However, Turkey is among one of the leading countries in the world that has boron, chrome, soda ash and trona reserves.The chemical industry, together with the sub-industries such as plastics and rubber, employs nearly 200.000 people and has about 6,2 thousand companies manufacturing various chemicals. Very small percentages of the existing companies have more than 150 employees. Most of the companies in the chemical industry, especially private sector companies, are located in Istanbul, Izmir, Kocaeli, Sakarya,Adana, Gaziantep and Ankara.Turkish chemical industry has developed significantly in terms of quality, productivity and protection of the environment and is in the process of adopting the EU’s Technical Standards. In addition, the responsible care, the chemical industry’s trademarked noncompulsory initiative on environmental, health and safety issues, has been successfully implemented since 1992.In 2020 the chemical industry was one of the most important sectors among total industrial exports.The value of chemical exports was about US $ 23,2 billion in 2020. (ICE ISTANBUL)


Fonte notizia: Focus Business Turkey