Turkish exports up 1.3 percent in September
ANKARATurkish exports hit $13 billion, good for a 1.3 percent increase, while imports reached $20 billion – a 3.5 percent increase – in September over the same period of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) revealed yesterday.
The data was compiled with the cooperation of TÜİK and the Customs and Trade Ministry.
During the same month, the foreign trade deficit increased by 7.6 percent from $6 billion to $7 billion.
As compared with the same month of the previous year, Turkey’s exports to the European Union reached $5 billion in September, a 10.2 percent increase from the same month of the previous year. The figures mean the 28-member bloc’s share in Turkey’s exports increased to 42.8 percent from 39.4 percent over the period in question.
Turkey imported the most goods and services from China, Russia, Germany and Italy in September.