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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 prominent 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

12th in Turkey with $2 billion exports in 2019

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

18th in Turkey with $877.5 million imports in 2019

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

Roughly $1.15 billion trade surplus in 2019

Exporting more than 170 countries

From 2000 to 2019, exportation value increased 23 times

2,000 exporting companies

385 foreign direct investments from 54 countries

6 firms in the “Turkey’s Top 500 Industrial Enterprises” and 15 in “Turkey’s 2nd Top 500 Industrial Enterprises”

With 2,041 trademark registrations, 46 patents and 33 utility model registrations in 2019

52.1% employment rate (Konya-Karaman region)

50.7% labor force participation rate (Konya-Karaman region)

5.9% unemployment rate (Konya-Karaman region)