Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) held an award ceremony titled “Export Champions 2021” on 13 June, awarding the top Turkish companies by exports in 2021. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also graced the event, and TİM published a booklet titled Top 1000 Exporters of Türkiye for the event as well. The booklet also included the top exporters for the defence and aerospace sector. 19 companies in total entered the booklet, with top three being Baykar, Turkish Aerospace and TEI in this order.
Defence and aerospace sector increased its export revenue by 41.5 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, reaching $3.22 billion. The sector exported 63.7 thousand tonnes of goods in 2021. The sector companies managing to enter the top 1000 exporter list are listed as follows.