The filling of hospitals all over the world due to the epidemic has also increased the need for medical furniture. According to the data of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), last year Turkey’s exports of medical furniture such as tables and bedsteads and their parts and accessories increased by 92 percent compared to 2019 and reached 106 million dollars. In the same period, the imports of these products decreased by 3 percent to 19 million dollars.
ISD Logistics CEO Korkut Koray Yalça stated that due to the pandemic, significant changes have been observed in the product range in international transportation as well as in many areas.
“On-time delivery saves lives in medical furniture”
Saying that furniture exporters have developed industry-specific solutions by delivering their products undamaged and on time, Korkut Koray Yalça stated that timely and undamaged shipment is much more important and saves lives, especially in medical furniture due to the urgency of coronavirus cases.
Stating that compared to 2019, Turkey’s medical furniture exports in total doubled to 106 million dollars, and said that the highest exports in Europe were to the UK, Romania, Hungary, France and Germany. Stating that medical furniture exports tripled to the United Kingdom and Italy, where coronavirus cases and deaths are most common in Europe, Yalça said; He said that it has doubled to Spain, Romania and Germany.