World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish exports reduced 0.3 percent to 13 billion and 175 million dollars and imports decreased by 0.6 percent to 20 billion an 560 million dollars in March 2013 compared to the same month in the previous year.
Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) released Foreign Trade Statistics for March 2013 in cooperation with Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade.
According to the data in March 2013; exports were 13 billion and 175 million dollars with a 0.3 percent decrease and imports were 20 billion an 560 million dollars with a 0.6 percent decrease compared with March 2012.
The foreign trade deficit reduced 1.1 percent to 7 billion and 385 million dollars from 7 billion and 469 million dollars.
Calendar adjusted exports and imports increased by 2.8 percent and 3.2 percent compared with March 2012. Seasonally and calendar adjusted exports and imports decreased by 3.5 percent and 5.8 percent compared with previous month.
As compared with the same month of the previous year, exports to the EU decreased by 2.4 percent to five billion and 368 million dollars.
In March 2013, the main partner country for exports was Germany with a reduction of 9.5 percent to one billion and 154 million dollars. Germany was followed by Iraq (932 million dollars), the United Kingdom (657 million dollars) and Italy (590 million dollars).
The country Turkey imported to most was China with an increase of 18.4 percent to two billion and 45 million dollars compared to the same term the previous year, followed by Germany, Russia and the US.
While the top category for exports was "vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, parts thereof" with one billion and 515 million dollars, the top category for imports was "mineral fuels and oils" with four billion and 312 million dollars.Last Mod: 30 Nisan 2013, 11:07