Turkish consumer confidence bounces back in March

Consumer confidence index up 3.2 percent from February

Turkish consumer confidence bounces back in March

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s consumer confidence index rose in March, according to a Turkish Statistical Institute report released Thursday.

The index rose from 65.7 points in February to 67.8 points in March, up 2.1 points or 3.2 percent, according to report.

The general economic situation expectations index saw the largest improvement, up 5.8 percent to reach 93.2 points in March.

The unemployment expectations index, a gauge of sentiment about the health of the labor market, also saw a rise of 3.7 percent to 70.4 points, suggesting people are more optimistic about finding jobs.

The financial situation expectations of households index saw the softest improvement, rising 2.1 percent from February to attain 87.8 points.

However, the probability of saving index was down 5.6 percent at 19.9 points.

The consumer confidence index is seen as a vital gauge of the overall health of the economy, indicating people's sentiments about spending their money, which in turn gives clues about economic vitality.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mart 2017, 12:09