Turkey’s appliance sales drop in 2023 on lower exports

  • : Petrochemicals
  • 24/02/01

Sales of white goods produced by major production base Turkey fell in 2023, Turkish white goods manufacturers association (Turkbesd) said.

Total sales were around 33mn units, down by 4.1pc year on year, while production fell by 1.4pc to 32.4mn units. Within that, exports fell to 23.2mn units, down by 10pc in 2023 compared with a year earlier. This drop was partially offset by a 14.4pc year on year increase in domestic sales to 9.5mn units.

The white goods sector is a key demand channel for isocyanates into rigid foams for the manufacture of appliances.

Turkbesd's sales figures include the six main product categories of refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and ovens.

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