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AgriculturalBoth the Netherlands and Turkey are well acquainted with the agricultural sector. Both countries are specialized in this sector thanks to the enormous advantages and potential that both plots have to offer. The Netherlands imports millions of food from Turkey every year.
ConstructionThe construction sector is one of the main forces behind the Turkish economy. The current government of Turkey values infrastructure projects such as suspension bridges, airports and highways. And there are other drivers for investing in infrastructure: increasing urbanization, the relative fall in interest rates, and the flourishing of the mortgage loan market. Both residential and commercial projects, especially projects combining a shopping mall, offices and residential buildings in one complex, have experienced strong growth in recent years.
EnergyOver the past 15 years, energy demand has not grown as fast in any OECD country as in Turkey. Turkey has to import more and more energy, especially oil and natural gas, as the demand for energy continues to increase. Currently, Turkey can meet about 30% of its energy needs with its own resources.
Since 2017, the country has made huge strides in the field of renewable energy, in particular by allocating more than a billion dollars to the production of wind and solar energy. These procurement funds are part of Ankara’s ambitious plan to build a sustainable energy future, as outlined and set out in the context of the 2023 goals.
Financial sectorThe financial sectors that Turkey has to offer are diverse, the sectors in which Turkish companies are strong include banking, capital markets and insurance.
Istanbul is the financial center of Turkey and the government is also working hard to make Istanbul the international financial center of the country. Therefore, the “Istanbul Financial Center” project has been launched and the presidential financial office has been established in the city as a support.
TextileTextile sector is the sector that is engaged in the production of textile products such as clothing, fabrics, cloths, etc. Turkey is one of the well-known countries that has specialized in this sector and as a result of this has of course also become a large exporter, and an important producer for Europe. In addition to the well-known raw materials used in clothing production (such as cotton), Turkey also supplies special fabrics such as Aegean and organic cotton.
Transport sectorTurkey’s unique geographic location makes it possible to arrange transport across Turkey for Eastern and Western countries. Turkey is the center and hub between Europe and Asia and therefore plays an important role in the transportation of goods between the two continents.
The country has 218 port facilities in coastal areas, of which 178 ports are ISPS certified and suitable for international transport.