The share of sales in the Turkish domestic market in the total revenue of the Petkim petrochemical holding, a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, increased from 60 percent in 2019 to 67 percent in 2020, when the volume of sales was increased to 12.1 billion Turkish liras ($1.6 billion), Report informs referring to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR).

Petkim gave preference to the local market in the production of raw materials used for medical devices, packaging, and hygiene products, the importance of which has increased in Turkey during the pandemic.

Petkim Director-General, head of SOCAR Turkey Refinery and Petrochemical Business Unit Anar Mammadov said that during 2020, the needs of domestic industrial enterprises were considered as a priority.