Turkey Balance of Trade  1957-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Trade deficit in Turkey dropped by 20.3 percent to USD 4.946 billion in March of 2016, compared to a USD 6.205 billion gap a year earlier, as exports grew 2.3 percent while imports fell 5.2 percent. Shipments increased to USD 12.8 billion as fisheries (+19.2 percent) and manufacturing (+3 percent) went up while mining and quarrying (-13.4 percent), agriculture, hunting and forestry (-6.1 percent) and others (-28.8 percent) decreased. Purchases went down to USD 17.7 billion as mining and quarrying (-42.2 percent); fisheries (-18.3 percent); agriculture, hunting and forestry (-6.1 percent) and others (-9.7 percent) fell. In contrast, imports of manufacturing (+1.7 percent) rose. Balance of Trade in Turkey averaged -1536.59 USD Million from 1957 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 24.51 USD Million in December of 1971 and a record low of -10453.06 USD Million in September of 2011. Balance of Trade in Turkey is reported by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4950.00 -3165.00 24.51 -10453.06 1957 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
Turkey major exports are: textiles and clothing, automotive, iron and steel, white goods and chemicals, pharmaceuticals and ships. Turkey imports mainly machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels and transport equipment. Its main trading partners are: European Union (57% exports, 40% imports), Russia and The United States. This page provides the latest reported value for - Turkey Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Turkey Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-29 08:00 AM Jan $-3.76B $-6.18B $ 3.77B $ -5.6B
2016-03-31 07:00 AM Feb $-3.2B $-3.76B $-3.17B $ -4.5B
2016-04-29 07:00 AM Mar $-4.95B $-3.2B $-4.97B $ -3.9B
2016-05-31 07:00 AM Apr $-4.95B $ -4.6B
2016-06-30 07:00 AM May $ -4.6B
2016-07-29 07:00 AM Jun $ -4.8B

Turkish Trade Gap Narrows by 20.3% in March


Trade deficit in Turkey dropped by 20.3 percent to USD 4.946 billion in March of 2016, compared to a USD 6.205 billion gap a year earlier, as exports grew 2.3 percent while imports fell 5.2 percent.

Shipments increased to USD 12.8 billion as fisheries (+19.2 percent) and manufacturing (+3 percent) went up while mining and quarrying (-13.4 percent), agriculture, hunting and forestry (-6.1 percent) and others (-28.8 percent) decreased. Main export partner was the United Kingdom with $ 1.386 billion, followed by Germany ($ 1.219 billion), Iraq ($ 652 million) and Italy ($ 609 million).

Purchases went down to USD 17.7 billion as mining and quarrying (-42.2 percent); fisheries (-18.3 percent); agriculture, hunting and forestry (-6.1 percent) and others (-9.7 percent) fell. In contrast, imports of manufacturing (+1.7 percent) rose. The top country for Turkey’s imports was China ($ 2.273 billion), followed by Germany ($ 2.22 million), Russia ($1.395 million) and the USA ($ 1.8 million).

In March 2016, exports coverage imports was 72.1%, while it was 66.9% in March 2015.


Turkstat | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
4/29/2016 11:34:38 AM

Turkey Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -4950.00 -3165.00 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
Exports 12811.28 12406.08 14747.50 7.10 USD Million [+]
Imports 17757.76 15571.17 23245.30 15.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3677.00 -1785.00 1132.00 -9460.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.50 -5.40 2.00 -9.60 percent [+]
External Debt 398038.00 405985.00 405985.00 43911.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.75 114.76 147.63 93.96 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 2563.00 -1084.00 9188.00 -5630.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16800.00 12749.00 22046.00 1800.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 38.00 45.00 574.00 38.00 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1466.00 1189.00 4947.00 79.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1652511.00 1240633.00 5480502.00 213998.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 515.52 504.48 529.10 116.10 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 5.74 5.88 6.05 4.62 [+]
Crude Oil Production 49.00 48.00 72.40 38.00 BBL/D/1K [+]




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