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Eskişehir has a large economical activity, as its economy varies between agriculture, tourism, industry, and logistics transportation services.
Eskisehir economy which is one of the most flexible economies, consists of 57% services, 39% industry, and 7% agriculture. Economic activities in Eskisehir vary from aircraft and cars manufacturing to food industries.
Industry in Eskisehir
Eskisehir has strong transportation and infrastructure, and its proximity to natural and human resources. Companies such as Seranit, Yurtbay, Eczacıbaşı, and Lapino are known all over the world in the production of ceramics.
Eskişehir is known worldwide for its ceramic production, as the city occupies an important place in the building chemicals for the ceramic industry.
Train and railway industry
Eskisehir is one of the main centers in the railway system industry in Turkey in terms of production and manufacturing, as this industry is one of the main pillars of the Eskisehir economy.
Eskisehir and the trains have a special relationship, as the modern history of Eskisehir began to develop since the Hejaz Railway train entered the city in the era of the Ottoman Empire, and the city became a center for the manufacture and maintenance of trains and a crossroads for roads since then.
TÜLOMSAŞ in Eskişehir is one of the largest enterprises operating in the railway system sector in general.
The city offers a production environment that provides international competitive advantages for companies operating in the railway systems sector, as the governorate is a distinct logistical base for its proximity to important ports, the presence of qualified sectoral workforce and cooperation between the university and the commercial and Industrial Chambers in the state, providing companies with great competitive advantages.
Automobile industry in Eskişehir
Eskişehir enjoys high potential in the automotive sector, as Ford Otosan, one of the most important car brands, operates in inonu, in the state of Eskişehir.
Eskisehir Province has also allocated 4.8 million square meters for the automotive industry in the Organized Industrial Zone, which is built on the Eskisehir Ankara Expressway.
Industry of heavy machinery and equipment in Eskisehir
The heavy machinery and equipment industry sector contributes to the largest export strength of the Eskisehir economy which is mainly related to the base metals industry.
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The value of the city’s basic mineral exports, according to the 2017 statistics issued by the Chamber of Industry, amounted to about $ 944 million.
Mineral exploration in Eskişehir and the mining industry
There are many mineral deposits rich in industrial raw materials in Eskisehir city, there are important and vital resources for many industries of raw materials in the state, especially boron and magnesite. Such as sepiolite, marble, kaolin, perlite, mica and sandy gravel.
Also in Eskişehir are also commercially reproducible mershaom deposits, which are also referred to as white gold, sea foam and Eskişehir stone which are only found in the city.
In Eskişehir, the company “Koza altin” works, which extracts gold from the Kaemaz mine, next to the city of Seferisar in the state.
According to Eskisehir Chamber of Industry data, more than $ 460 million worth of minerals were exported in 2017.