Coverage

Normal exports and imports, inward and outward processing regime, financial leasing, non-monetary gold and border trade are included in the statistics. Turkey, applies the Special Trade System rules for foreign trade statistics. Therefore, customs warehouses, free zones and duty-free shops in Turkey are considered as beyond the customs frontier.

Shuttle trade, transit trade, temporary trade, goods for and after repair and maintenance, operational leasing, monetary gold and transactions under $100 are excluded from the statistics.

Geographical coverage is based on customs boundaries. Statistical territory is the custom territories except free zones and warehouses.

Often term of foreign trade is used instead of exports of goods and imports. Exports and imports of goods as well as services are mentioned, but service exports and imports are not included in foreign trade statistics.

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