Furniture, Paper and Forest Products

The Furniture, Paper and Forest Products sector is constantly developing with its wide sub-sector groups and produces world-class production with the latest technology. Recently, significant investments and capacity increases have been observed in facilities that process forest products, which clearly reveals the dynamic structure and potential of the sector.

In 2018, world furniture exports increased by 7.8% compared to the previous year and amounted to $192.9 billion. As of 2018, the top five countries that have a say in world furniture exports were China, Germany, Poland, Italy and the USA. Turkey ranked 14th among 224 countries that have a share in world exports with $2.7 billion. In the same year, the world’s total furniture imports increased by 7.5% compared to the previous year and reached 192.3 billion dollars. The most important importing countries in the furniture sector are the USA, Germany, France, England and Canada. Turkey has taken its place as the 44th country that imports the most furniture in the world among 230 countries in 2018.

World paper-cardboard exports increased by 9.8% in 2018 compared to the previous year and amounted to $177 billion. The main paper-cardboard exporting countries are Germany, China, USA, Finland and Sweden. Turkey, on the other hand, ranked 23rd among 215 exporting countries with $1.7 billion in 2018.


Turkey is following a successful development in the furniture industry in terms of design, production capacity and product quality. The furniture industry, until recently, consisted mainly of small businesses that produced traditional methods. But especially in the last 15 years, we see that the number of medium and large scale enterprises has increased. The sector, in which more than 34 thousand enterprises operate, exports 34 percent of its production to different parts of the world. However, considering the potential that our country has in this field, it should get a larger share from the world market.

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