In September 2020, the current account balance posted a $2.3 billion deficit.
This development is mainly driven by the net outflow of $1 billion in goods item – dropping $2.7 billion from September 2020, and the net inflow of $3.7 billion in services item – rising 2 billion, the bank said.
An Anadolu Agency survey on Friday showed that economists expected a surplus of $1.4 billion.
A group of 16 economists’ estimates for the month ranged between a deficit of $700 million and a surplus of $2 billion.
The survey showed the end-2021 current account balance is expected to show a deficit of $18 billion.
Hurriyet Daily News