INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


SECTOR, COUNTRY, AND PRODUCT BASED ANALYSIS OF THE FOREIGN TRADE STRUCTURE OF BOLU PROVINCE

In the present study, the foreign trade structure of Bolu province was examined from the aspects of country, product, and sector. In Bolu province, 71 companies made $ 141,399,294 in 2017 and $ 201,526,748 in 2018. In the same year, the leading export markets of Bolu province were Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Hong Kong. In terms of the exporting industries, the aquaculture and animal products made the highest amount of export in 2017 in Bolu province, and it constitutes 3% of the total export of Turkey. In the same year and from the aspect of the article, the leading exported products were meat and edible offal, whereas the leading important products were oily seeds and fruit. Given the foreign trade structure of Bolu province analyzed by making use of data obtained from TUIK and TIM, it can be seen that there was a foreign trade gap in this province.



Keywords
Bolu, Foreign Trade, Export, Import



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