Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 26/05/2018 20:48 
14.02.2018 15:13 News >> Turkey's Aegean City Exports Marble To 60 Countries

Turkey's Aegean City Exports Marble To 60 Countries

Mugla's exports make 20 percent of Turkey's overall marble and natural stone exports, head of marble association says.

Turkey's Aegean resort city of Mugla exported marble and natural stone worth $300 million to 60 countries in 2017, chairman of Marble Association of Mugla said on Wednesday.

"Mugla has around 120 marble quarries, around 140 factories and nearly 10,000 employees," Mustafa Ercan told Anadolu Agency.

He said the export of the city's marble and natural stone -- granite, limestone, onyx and travertine -- rose by 23 percent year-on-year in 2017.

Mugla's exports made 20 percent of Turkey's overall marble and natural stone exports -- $2.1 billion -- in 2017, he underlined.

"We plan to raise our marble and naturel stone exports 25-30 percent every year," he said.

Marble is the second important sector for Mugla after tourism, he highlighted.

He noted the exports were made mostly to Middle East, Europe, the U.S., China and India.

Mugla, where especially white marble is processed, is the second white marble producer in the world after Italia's province Carrara.

"In the scope of studies with the Mugla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MUTSO), we continue to work to get a geographical indication for 'Mugla White Marble'," he stated.

Mugla White Marble is the city's unique marble, which is also known as 'White Ibiza' or 'Blanco Ibiza'.

"Mugla White Marble became a worldwide brand," Bulent Karakus, head of the MUTSO, said.

* This story contributed by Gokhan Ergocun -



        Latest News
Update - Turkey Condemns Germany For Allowing Pro-Pkk Rally 38 minutes ago...
Turkish Foreign Ministry describes Germany’s move as ‘hypocritical approach’
Turkey Supports Georgia's Territorial İntegrity 8 minutes ago...
National Defense Minister Canikli attends events on Georgia's 100th foundation anniversary in capital Tbilisi.
Turkey Condemns Germany For Allowing Pro-Pkk Rally 38 minutes ago...
Turkish Foreign Ministry describes Germany’s move as ‘hypocritical approach’
Update - Turkey Neutralizes 4,475 Terrorists İn Syria's Afrin 38 minutes ago...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses party rally in Erzurum.
Car Bombing Kills 2 İn Syria's Idlib 23 minutes ago...
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 
      Top News
Update - Turkey Neutralizes 4,475 Terrorists İn Syria's Afrin Update - Turkey Neutralizes 4,475 Terrorists İn Syria's Afrin
Saudi Soldier Killed Near Yemen Border Saudi Soldier Killed Near Yemen Border
British Report Links Russian Army Spy To Mh17 Crash British Report Links Russian Army Spy To Mh17 Crash
Un: French Anti-Terror Laws Risk Marginalizing Muslims Un: French Anti-Terror Laws Risk Marginalizing Muslims
More Than 115 Feto Convicts Sentenced To Life İn Turkey More Than 115 Feto Convicts Sentenced To Life İn Turkey
Turkey Ranks 4Th Among Tajikistan's Trade Partners' Turkey Ranks 4Th Among Tajikistan's Trade Partners'
Pakistani Senate Endorses Tribal Region's Merger Pakistani Senate Endorses Tribal Region's Merger
2 French Ex-Spies Probed, Charged For Treason 2 French Ex-Spies Probed, Charged For Treason
Turkish Military Neutralizes 6 Terrorists İn N.Iraq Turkish Military Neutralizes 6 Terrorists İn N.Iraq
Ntsb Releases Report On Fatal Uber Automated Car Crash Ntsb Releases Report On Fatal Uber Automated Car Crash