ECONOMY

Turkey's energy imports increase by 33 pct in April

TURKEYS ENERGY IMPORTS INCREASE BY 33 PCT IN APRIL

Country's total imports were nearly $17.7B in April

Turkey's energy imports increased by 33 percent to $2.68 billion in April from $2.01 billion last April, according to Turkish Statistical Institute's (TurkStat) data Wednesday.

The data shows that Turkey's imports in April 2017 totaled $17.7 billion, out of which energy accounted for nearly 15 percent.

Additionally, the country's crude oil imports showed a 22.3 percent increase in April compared to the same period in 2016.

Turkey imported approximately 2.38 million tons of crude oil in April 2017, while the figure was nearly 1.94 million tons for April 2016.

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