Turkey was the fifth largest trade partner of the European Union last year, according to data from the Union's statistical authority.
In 2016, Turkey's trade volume with the 28-member bloc was €145 billion ($156 billion), comprising 4.2 percent of the overall trade volume of the Union, Eurostat's report said.
Last year, Turkey's exports to the EU stood at €66.7 billion, up 8.3 percent from a year earlier, making it the fifth largest import market of the bloc with an approximate share of 4 percent in overall EU imports.
Turkey's imports from the Union, on the other hand, was €78.01 billion, down 13 percent or €990 million from 2015, placing Turkey as the fourth largest export destination of EU, with a 4.5 percent share in whole EU exports.
The U.S. topped the list of largest EU trading partners with a trade volume of €610 billion, or 17.7 percent of total EU trade in goods, while China came second with €515 billion, or a 14.9 percent share.
Switzerland and Russia occupy the third and fourth spots in terms of trade volume, with shares of 7.6 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively.