Turkey’s energy import bill rises by 35% in Dec. 2017

Country’s total imports worth nearly $23.84 billion in December last year

Turkey’s energy import bill increased by nearly 35 percent to $3.86 billion in December last year from $2.85 billion for the same month of 2016, according to Turkish Statistical Institute’s (Turkstat) data Wednesday.

The data shows that Turkey’s import bill in December 2017 reached $23.84 billion, out of which energy accounted for nearly 16 percent.

Additionally, the country’s crude oil imports showed nearly a 23 percent decrease in December of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

Turkey imported approximately 1.91 million tonnes of crude oil in December 2017, down from 2.50 million tonnes for the same period in 2016.

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