Turkey’s economic confidence index at 80.7 in July

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Turkey‘s economic confidence index reached 80.7 in July, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on July 30.

The figure was down 3.3% from June, TÜİK said in a statement, attributing the decrease to a fall in consumer, real sector, services and retail trade confidence indices.

“Consumer, real sector, services and retail trade confidence indices decreased to 56.5, 96.6, 83.5 and 90.4 respectively in July,” it added.

According to the report, the sub-index for construction showed improvement, rising to 52.4 this month.

The economic confidence index is a composite index that encapsulates consumers’ and producers’ evaluations, expectations and tendencies about general economic situation, TÜİK said.

It indicates an optimistic outlook about the general economic situation when economic confidence index is above 100, whereas it shows a pessimistic outlook with an index below 100, it added.

Hurriyet Daily News

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