Imports to Turkey slumped 18.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 16.3 billion in September 2018. Purchases of intermediate goods accounted for 78.7 percent of total imports in September and dropped 13.4 percent. Additionally, imports declined for both capital (-26 percent) and consumption goods (-41.2 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went down mainly from Russia (-5.5 percent), China (-29.5 percent), Germany (-26.2 percent), Italy (-29.4 percent), Iran (-16.8 percent), South Korea (-30.1 percent), France (-20.9 percent) and the UK (-17.8 percent). Meanwhile, purchases from the US rose 10.9 percent and those from India jumped 31.9 percent. Imports in Turkey averaged 4765.08 USD Million from 1957 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23245.30 USD Million in May of 2013 and a record low of 15 USD Million in August of 1958.

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Turkey Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1869.47 -2450.67 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
Exports 14456.49 12354.31 15555.98 7.10 USD Million [+]
Imports 16325.96 14804.98 23245.30 15.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1830.00 1863.00 1863.00 -9407.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.50 -3.80 2.00 -9.00 percent [+]
External Debt 456961.00 466657.00 466657.00 43911.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.61 101.77 147.63 93.96 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1414.00 -6176.00 9186.00 -6176.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10900.00 12300.00 22046.00 1800.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 32.00 41.00 574.00 24.00 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 3686.00 4281.00 4947.00 79.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4792818.00 5383332.00 5671801.00 213998.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 246.30 236.00 246.30 116.10 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 7.52 6.74 7.52 4.62 [+]
Weapons Sales 244.00 311.00 311.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 57.00 55.00 72.00 38.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Turkey Imports

In 2017, Turkey's main imports were: machinery and transport equipment (31 percent of total imports), of which road vehicles (7 percent) and electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (6 percent); manufactured goods (16 percent), of which iron and steel (5 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (16 percent), of which petroleum and petroleum products (4 percent); chemicals and related products (13 percent), of which plastics (4 percent); gold, non-monetary (7 percent); crude materials, inedible, except fuels (7 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (6 percent); and food and live animals (4 percent). The country's main imports' sources were: China (10 percent of total imports); Germany (9 percent); Russia (8 percent); the US and Italy (5 percent each); France, Iran, Switzerland, South Korea, the UK, Spain and India (3 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Turkey Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Turkey Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16325.96 14804.98 23245.30 15.00 1957 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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