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Economy

Important region in agricultural and industrial production.

Regarded as the “Capital of SMEs” with around 45,000 SMEs.

Also known as the “granary” of Turkey.

Leading producer of flour, salt and sugar production in Turkey.

The only province in Turkey that aluminum mineral is prospected.

Strong automobile spare parts industry with hosting 30% of the Turkish companies in this sector.

Machine production, automotive supply industry, metal casting, agricultural tools and machinery production, food production industry and shoemaking are the leading sectors in Konya.

45% share in the Turkish market of metal processing machines,

70% share in the Turkish market of vehicle-mounted equipment sector

45% of Turkey’s agricultural machinery production

13th in Turkey with $1.8 billion exports in 2018

Top 5 export countries: Iraq, Germany, Italy, Algeria and USA.

18th in Turkey with $908 million imports in 2018

Top 5 import countries: China, Russia, Germany, Italy and Ukraine

Roughly $900 million trade surplus in 2018

Exporting more than 170 countries

From 2000 to 2018, exportation value increased 21 times

1,895 exporting companies

340 foreign direct investments from 50 countries

5 firms in the “Turkey’s Top 500 Industrial Enterprises” and 16 in “Turkey’s 2nd Top 500 Industrial Enterprises”

With 2,399 trademark registrations, 81 patents and 14 utility model registrations in 2018

52.1% employment rate (Konya-Karaman region)

55.5% labor force participation rate (Konya-Karaman region)

6.2% unemployment rate (Konya-Karaman region)