Turkish Statistical Institute

Total economic turnover up in February

The total turnover of Turkey's economy jumped 22.2% year-on-year in February, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on April 13.

The total turnover index for the industry rose 17.1%, construction 8.3%, trade 28.2% and services 19.8% on annual basis in February 2020, according to TÜİK data.

Meanwhile, the total turnover rose 1.6% on monthly basis.

Unemployment rate at 13.4 pct in February

Unemployment in Turkey was 13.4 percent in February, up 0.7 percentage points from the previous month, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) released on April 12.

The number of unemployed people aged 15 and over increased by 250,000 to 4.2 million in February compared to January, TÜİK said in a statement.

Turkey’s annual inflation rate at 16.19% in March

Turkey posted a 16.19% annual rise in consumer prices in March, the country's statistical authority announced on April 5. 

The annual figure increased by 0.58 percentage points last month, rising from 15.61% in February, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Month-on-month, the consumer price index climbed by 1.08% in March.

Turkey's energy import bill down 12.2 pct in February 2021

Turkey's energy import bill decreased by 12.2 percent to $2.75 billion in February this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on March 31.

The overall energy import bill fell last month with an increase in the country's domestic and renewable energy production.

Economic confidence hits 14-month high in March

Turkey's economic confidence index surged to a 14-month high in March, according to the country's statistical institute on March 31. 

Driven by consumer, real sector (manufacturing industry), services, and retail trade indices, the main reading improved 3.3% from February to 98.9 this month, Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data revealed.

Road motor vehicle registrations up in February

Road motor vehicle registrations in Turkey rose 42.8% year-on-year in February, the country's statistical authority said on March 23. 

A total of 72,902 first- and second-hand vehicles were registered last month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Compared to the previous month, motor vehicle registration were down by 35.3%.

Turkey’s elderly population on rise, figures show

Turkey's elderly population has risen by 22.5 percent over the past five years, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on March 18.

TÜİK stated that the population of people over the age of 65 in Turkey had risen to 7.95 million in 2020, up from 6.49 million in 2015.

Retail sales volume up 2% in January

Turkey's retail sales volume with constant prices jumped 2% year-on-year in January, according to official figures released on March 12. 

Sales of food, drinks, and tobacco increased 12.3% during the month, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.

Automotive fuels and non-food sales dropped 5.8% and 0.6%, respectively.