Denizli Plays a Significant Role In Natural Stone Exports

Denizli is one of the most important players in the mining sector of Turkey with its marble and travertine sources. Denizli aims to increase both its exports and its share in total export in the coming years with its strong potential.

Hüseyin Memişoğlu -The President of Denizli Exporters Associaton- remarks to the wealth of Denizli in the sector  and stated that Denizli is one of the important centers in the world of marble and natural stone with its quality and reliability and said the share of the mining sector in Denizli's total export is 6 percent.

In 2019, Denizli was the seventh exporter city of Turkey with its 50 million USD worth of marble as block and travertine export and 6 percent share in total exports of Turkey in that group.

Similarly, last year, worked monumental or building stone group exported 136 million USD in Denizli. So, it took 14 percent share of Turkey's export and became the 3rd largest exporter of Turkey.

Denizli's total exports in the mining sector were recorded as 190 million USD in 2019.


Stating sectoral explanations, DENİB President Hüseyin Memişoğlu said that marble and natural stone companies in Denizli continue their production with their quarries and factories and emphasized that Denizli became famous around the world with the technology and quality of the products.

DENİB President Hüseyin Memişoğlu underlined that export of the mining sector reached 140 million USD by DENİB members and export from Denizli reached 190 million USD in 2019 and told:

“As known, our Association was Denizli Textile and Apparel Exporters Association before 2010. Therefore, marble and natural stone companies operating in Denizli could not export through our Association at that time. After 2010, this situation disappeared and DENİB has become regional association, started to serve all exporters.

Our mining sector is one of the most important sectors for us, with its 6 percent share in our total export. We continue to provide services for our exporters with our activities and projects for the sector.

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