Turkish Statistics Institute

Turkey plans conducting nationwide massive virus tests to determine extent of spread

Turkey is planning to run tests on up to 150,000 people across the country to see the extent of the spread of the coronavirus, the health minister has said.

As of May 6, Turkey has carried out well over 1.2 million tests while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has climbed to nearly 132,000. The death toll from the outbreak has exceeded 3,500.

Vehicle registration up 56.2 pct in February

The number of registered vehicles on Turkey's roads increased 56.2 percent year-on-year in February 2020, the country's statistics authority revealed on March 30.      

A total of 128,648 first- and second-hand vehicles were registered in the first month of the year, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).

Turks spend almost three hours every day on social media

Turks spend on average some two hours and 48 minutes on social media on a daily basis, while the time they remain glued to the tube is two hours and 44 minutes, according to a study jointly carried out by the Association for Mobile Communication Devices and Information Technologies Businessmen (MOBİSAD) and Istanbul University.

Business morale keeps improving

The business confidence index increased from 104.1 in January to 106.9 in February, marking an uninterrupted rise in the confidence for the fifth straight month since September 2019, data from the Central Bank have shown.

The 100-point level on the index separates optimism from pessimism.

Industrial output rises 8.6 pct in December

Turkey's industrial production increased by 3.6 percent year-on-year in December 2019, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Feb. 13.

In the month, all the three main sub-indices -- mining and quarrying, manufacturing, and the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning -- rose by 9.8 percent, 9.1 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.