World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey's foreign trade deficit shrank for the second consecutive month in October, the Turkish Statistical Institute said Friday.
In October, the country's foreign trade deficit declined from $7.4 billion in same month of last year to $6.2 billion, a drop of 15.8 percent, according to Turkstat figures.
The deficit in first ten months of the year also declined, from $82.7 billion to $67.6 billion, an 18.32 percent drop from last year's figure.
October’s exports amounted to $12.9 billion, a 7.3 percent increase year-on-year, while imports declined to $19.2 billion, a 1.5 percent decrease.
Also, despite intensifying worries over the EU economy, Turkey’s exports to the European Union did not slacken, instead rising by 8.1 percent to $5.7 billion in October compared with $5.3 billion in the same month of 2013.
In The Anadolu Agency's "Foreign Trade Expectation Survey," economists have forecast Turkey’s foreign trade deficit in October to stand at $6.6 billion.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2014, 14:22