Which sectors are important and critical for Turkey?

Main sectors can be classified as agriculture and food, automotive, tourism, real estate, healthcare, mining, transportation and logistics.

Turkey has a robust agriculture and food industry that employs almost 20% of the country’s working population and accounts for 6% percent of the country’s GDP in 2018 Turkey is the world’s 7th largest agricultural producer overall, and is the world leader in the production of dried figs, hazelnuts, sultanas/raisins, and dried apricots. The sector’s financial contribution to the overall GDP was USD 42.5 billion in 2018.

The vehicle production of 13 global OEMs in Turkey increased from 374.000 in 2002 to over 1,6 million units in 2018. Growth of the sector represents a compound annual growth rate of around 10% during that period. Turkey is 15th largest manufacturer globally.

As the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world and attracting more than 46 million tourists in 2018, Turkey continues to present vast investment opportunities in both the established and newly-developing subsectors of the tourism industry.

Turkey, one of the most vibrant economies among emerging countries, placed at the heart of a major crossroads in global trade, bridging East and West, Europe and Asia.