Turkey has increased supplies of winter products and blankets to Europe by 30% since the beginning of 2022 amid the energy crisis in the region, Yeni Safak reported.
In the last ten months, exports to Europe have increased by 30%. Exports of fabric blankets alone increased by 12 percent to $53 million said textile industry representative Refik Ceylan.
According to him, his company's turnover has been steadily increasing over the past five months. Most orders are coming from Europe, and they are growing steadily amid the approaching cold weather.
Market experts agreed that there has indeed been a jump in sales to Europe in the area of winter products and blankets since the beginning of the year. And it is Germany that buys warm things most of all. Greece and Poland began to increase purchases after that.
In late August Business Insider wrote that Europeans, despite the hot weather, began to buy portable heaters and electric blankets. According to the newspaper, the reduction in gas supplies led to a sharp increase in energy prices, and some Europeans are looking for ways to get warm this winter without turning on the heating systems in their homes.
Buyers in Germany, for example, bought 35 percent more heaters in the first half of this year than in the same period last year.