General Indicators


Historical Background of Economic Development 

In Eskisehir where economy depended on agriculture before the Republic, Locomotive and Maintenance Workshop was established by Germans in 1894 and transferred to TCDD (Turkish Republic Government Railway) enterprise in 1924.

After declaration of the Republic in 1933, Sugar Factory, Machine Factory and Sümerbank Cotton Factory in 1965 were established. Machine Factory departed from Sugar Factory and became an independent establishment in 1969. Those factories kept economy alive by contributing to industrial development.

In addition to governmental organizations, also the private sector invested in different areas and Soil Industry, Flour and Floury Products Industry, Wood Industry, Cement and Cement Products Industry, Steel and Steel Products with Steel Objects Industry and Machinery Industry developed.

Eskisehir became one of the developed cities of Turkey. Industrial regions such as the Organized Industrial Area and Small Industry Sites are formed to provide a place for industries to work more economically and comfortably.

In addition, F-16 Plane Motor Factory (TUSAS), the construction of which started in 1985 was completed before the planned date and opened and started production on the 10th of June, 1987.

General Indicators of Eskisehir Economy


Eskisehir is defined as the door of Middle Anatolia opening to West. In addition to transportation facilities, opportunities of energy, suitable agricultural structure and rich mine resources, Eskisehir is also one of the cities advanced in industry.

Rapid increase of urban population with respect to rural population, existence of educated human resources, closeness of city to domestic markets due to its geographical location, suitability of energy and raw material resources, sufficient investments in the area of industrial infrastructure help the regional industry to grow day by day.