Mediterranean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters' Association
Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products' Exporter Association was established in 1986 and divided in 5 sub-sectors, which are Paper and Cardboard Industry, Furniture Industry, Timber – Box - Pallet Products, Wood-based Articles Industry and Forestry by-products.The exportation of these sub sectors, in terms of adding value as the best foreign currency inflow into our country, owns an important place in the overall exports of Turkey.
Our Management Board is composed of representatives of the sub-sectors. Apart from it, as the Exporters Association owns the largest hinterland in Turkey, representatives of all the provinces realizing exports take place in our Management Board. As members of our Union, are represented both on sectorial and regional ground, all the problems encountered can be solved in a rapid and effective way.
Despite all the political problems and difficulties met by the countries surrounding Turkey, Turkey's overall export in the sector is increased by 20,8 per cent in 2022 compared with the previous year and AKAMİB exported 947 million dollars with an increase of 4,9%.
While AKAMİB represents 4,9% share in Turkey's overall sectoral export, Furniture sector export is the most important sub-sector with 60% share in AKAMİB's export. The most important export markets of AKAMİB are Iraq, Israel, Germany, USA, Libya and France.
Since 2000, our Association has increased its exports regularly and continues to work to increase export capacity and to open up new markets. The Mediterranean Region is a major trade hub in respect of its natural resources, commerce network, ports, land and airway connections and high export potential.
We continue our work without slowing down by carrying out four clustering projects, namely Kayseri Furniture and Sub-Industry, Hatay Furniture and Accessories, Mersin Timber-Pallet and Adana Furniture, within the body of our association. China and Latin American countries, especially the USA, are among the markets where we will grow rapidly, and we aim to increase our awareness in these markets with the activities of the Overseas Marketing and Sectoral Trade Committees that we will organize.