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Turkey's exports up 26.5% in April

06-01-2011 10:44 BJT

ANKARA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's exports surged 26.5 percent year-on-year to 11.8 billion U.S. dollars in April, a faster growth than the previous month, official figures showed Tuesday.

In April, imports rose 40.2 percent year-on-year to 20.9 billion U.S. dollars, bringing foreign trade deficit up 63.4 percent to 9.1 billion U.S. dollars, the Turkish Statistical Institute said in a press release.

Turkey's exports had recorded an annual growth of 22.8 percent in March, as the country's economy rebounded from misery with an 8. 9 percent expansion in 2010.

In the first four months of 2011, exports rose 22.4 percent year-on-year to 43.3 billion U.S. dollars, while imports increased 44.1 percent and foreign trade deficit grew 86.7 percent, the institute said.

The European Union accounted for 48.9 percent of Turkey's total exports in April, while most of Turkey's imports came from Germany, China and Russia.

Turkey's exports rose 11.3 percent in 2010 to 113.7 billion U.S. dollars, above government target of 111.7 billion U.S. dollars.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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