Turkish Statistical Institute

Households spend most on food, shows survey

The share of food and non-alcoholic beverages in households' overall expenditure was 22.8 percent, followed by housing and rent at 22.4 percent last year, a survey by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has shown.

Transport expenditure was the third largest expenditure item, with a share of 21.3 percent, according to TÜİK's Household Budget Survey.

Türkiye’s economy grows 4 percent in first quarter

Turkey's economy expanded more than expected at the start of the year, bolstered by pre-election spending and strong household consumption.

Türkiye's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) released on May 31 showed.

Exports fell 17 percent to $19.3 billion in April: Data

Exports declined by 17.1 percent in April from a year ago to $19.3 billion, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) have shown.

Imports were down 4.8 percent last month compared with April 2022 to $28 billion.

The foreign trade deficit, consequently, widened 42.1 percent on an annual basis to $8.74 billion.

Erdoğan vows finance management with international reputation

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to fight inflation and to establish a finance management team with global reputation.

"Eliminating the problems caused by the rise of prices and compensate for welfare losses are the most urgent issues in the days ahead," Erdoğan said in a speech he delivered in Ankara after winning the second round of the presidential election.

More than 5,200 people killed in traffic accidents: Official data


In the road network of Türkiye, a total of 5,229 people lost their lives in more than 197,000 traffic accidents that occurred in 2022, the Turkish Statistical Institute has announced.

The data of the institute released on May 25 showed that as a result of nearly 197,250 accidents, 5,229 people died, while more than 288,500 others got injured last year.