Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city and commercial and business center, was followed by the capital Ankara with 280.5 billion liras and 9.0 percent share. İzmir, the country’s third largest city, came third with 191.5 billion liras and 6.2 percent share, TÜİK said on Jan. 7.
The bottom three provinces, in terms of share in GDP, were the eastern provinces of Tunceli, Ardahan and Bayburt with 2.8 billion liras, 2.3 billion liras and 1.8 billion liras, respectively.
The southeastern province of Şanlıurfa and the eastern provinces of Van and Ağrı had the lowest GDP per capita with 14,185 liras, 14, 080 liras and 12,720 liras, respectively.
In 2017, GDP per capita for 10 provinces were over the average of that of Turkey, data also showed.
Istanbul also had the largest share in the industry sector, with 29 percent. The shares of Ankara and İzmir were 8.2 percent and 7 percent, respectively.