Good enquiries to Turkish furniture, paper and wood products

Amazed with the response it received during DelhiWood 2019, the Turkish Association of wood industry – OAiB is planning to bring at least 10 Turkish companies next year at IndiaWood in Bengaluru.

The apex body of Turkish wood industry – Central Anatolian Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association (Orta Anadolu ihracatçıBirlikleri – OAiB) was the first-time exhibitors in DelhiWood 2019. Amazed with the kind of response it garnered over the four days of exhibition, the Association is planning to bring at least 10 Turkish companies next year at IndiaWood, scheduled between February 27 and March 2, 2020 at Bengaluru, India.

The furniture, paper and forestry products industry accounts for 3% of Turkey’s total exports. 29%
Turkey’s forest cover is expected to increase to 29% by 2019 from the total cover of 26.6% in 2010.

Zehra Neslihan Ozbilgin, Branch Chief of OAiB while interacting with Modern Woodwork in DelhiWood said, “We are overwhelmed!The reason we are here is to spread awareness about the high-quality Turkish furniture, paper and wood products in the Indian market. We are pleased with the kind of enquiries we have been receiving during this exhibition.”

She further added, “Along with OAiB, some 3-4 Turkish companies have participated in DelhiWood. But we will definitely spread the word and will be back in IndiaWood with at least 10 companies next year.”

Founded back in 1991, OAiB today has 1,700 active members. Out of Turkey’s total exports, the furniture, paper and forestry products industry accounts for 3 percent. Hence, the major aim of OAiB is to enhance the export figures of the wood-based industry. The furniture industry, producing almost all of the sub-industry goods it needs such as wood, metal, glass, iron and textile in Turkey, has a minimum usage of imported goods and as a result, is a high value-added sector. Istanbul is the leader at furniture group products in terms of business and employment levels. Istanbul is followed by Ankara, Bursa, Kayseri, Izmir and Adana. Presently the major export markets of the Turkish furniture industry are Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

Turkey’s rich forest cover
Forests will cover 29 percent of Turkey’s territory by the end of 2019, which used to be 26.6 percent in 2010. A wide variety of trees can be grown in Turkey, which is gradually increasing its forest cover representing an asset at global averages, thanks to climatic diversity, which brings about major advantages in the forestry products industry.

Paper-cardboard industry
The paper-cardboard industry manufactures and exports a wide range of products from tissue paper to packaging boxes thanks to private ventures and modern production plants in Turkey. Main importers of paper and cardboard include the United Kingdom, Iraq and Israel.

The main export items of Turkish industry

  • Wooden, metal and plastic furniture
  • Tissue paper
  • Packaging boxes
  • Fiber board, particle board
  • Melamine faced particle board
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Protective cardboard materials
  • Cardboard for food
  • Paper and cardboard for printing and binding
  • Printed books and newspapers
  • Wooden doors and windows
  • Surfacing materials