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Turkey Economic Snapshot

 

13 July 2018 - Economic Survey of Turkey

Turkish GDP per capita has continued to catch up with the more advanced OECD economies. Despite a series of adverse shocks including severe geo-political tensions at the southeastern border and an averted coup attempt in 2016, GDP growth averaged nearly 7% over 2010-17. Labour productivity now exceeds that of several other catching-up OECD economies, notwithstanding the prevalence of low-productivity informal activity, especially in agriculture. This reflects the strong performance of a dynamic, albeit fragmented, business sector. Despite dynamic job creation and a labour force growing at above 3% per year, the employment rate of the working age population remains the lowest in the OECD. 

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