Turkey Industry

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Turkey’s industry includes a wide variety of manufacturers, primary producers and traders, responsible between them for a major share of the country’s GDP. Indeed, in 2014, exports by the entire automotive industry (including components) alone reached $22.27bn – more than the entire GDP of Iceland.


Since its implementation in early 2013, how has the government’s matching scheme affected growth of the private pensions industry?

Sharia-compliant insurance, or takaful, is set to grow in Turkey, with its predominantly Muslim population showing increasing interest in Islamic finance products and the government keen to support their growth. Insurance of any kind can be a hard sell in Turkey, with the population generally averse to insurance cover and penetration levels as low as 1.4%, according to...

With the size of the market widely expected to double over the next decade, Turkey represents a major opportunity for retailers. Yet with recent years seeing big internationals pulling out or downsizing their participations, and as the pace of economic growth slows, consumer confidence is weakening and some challenges do remain. At the same time though, local groups have...

While the economic downturn in neighbouring Europe affected Turkey’s automotive industry negatively in the years after 2008 – as its largest export market shrank – 2013 saw some signs of a recovery north of the border, with a concomitant boost to European sales. European car sales grew in 2014 and early 2015, with the vast majority of Turkey’s automotive exports destined for...


What does Ülker’s $550m syndication loan, secured in November 2014, indicate for the potential of the industry and retail sector in particular and for Turkey as a whole?

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