Consumer confidence in Turkey rises by 0.5 points in March

Consumer confidence index measuring Turkish consumers' feelings about the current economic environment, rose 0.5 points in March to 78.7 percent.

Consumer confidence in Turkey rises by 0.5 points in March

Consumer confidence index measuring Turkish consumers' feelings about the current economic environment, rose 0.5 points in March to 78.7 percent.

The survey, financed jointly by the European Commission and GFK Turkey, revealed that Turkish consumers mentioned Ergenekon case as the most important events in Turkey's agenda last month.

Consumer confidence index fell 2 points to 78.2 in February 2010.

In March, consumer expectation about the financial situation of the household for the next 12 months rose 4.9 points (5.2 percent) and was recorded as 100. Expectation about the general economic situation in the country dropped 2.9 points (2.8 percent) from 105.1 to 102.2. Expectation about the unemployment rate fell 1.3 points (1.9 percent) to 65.8. As for the tendency to save, it increased 1.1 points (2.4 percent) to 46.6.

The survey was conducted on a monthly basis in 26 Turkish provinces with 1,100 interviews every month. The index has a range from 0 to 200. If the index gets a value greater than 100, this implies that the rate of optimists is more than the rate of pessimists.


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