Turkey's industrial output up in November
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
The figure, which beat market expectations, indicates strong growth for the third quarter of 2020.
In a survey by Anadolu Agency on Friday, a group of economists projected the calendar-adjusted industrial production index would rise 8.3% year-on-year.
The manufacturing index posted the best performance among industrial sub-sectors in November 2020, shooting up 11.6% from the same month in the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said in a statement.
The electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply index rose 7.5%, while the mining and quarrying index went up slightly, 4.6%, during the same period.
The term "calendar-adjusted" is used to refer to data without calendar and holiday-originating effects.
Turkey's industrial output is deemed a vital indicator for the economy as it is seen as a preliminary gauge for gross domestic product (GDP) growth.
On a monthly basis, the seasonal and calendar-adjusted industrial output climbed 1.3% in November, TÜİK said.
The manufacturing index posted the largest rise with 1.5%, followed by the mining and quarrying as well as electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply indices, 0.3% and 0.1%, respectively.