The foreign trade deficit fell by 8.4 percent in September compared to the same month of the previous year to reach $6.93 billion, a report released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) indicated on Friday.
The figure was $7.65 billion in September of last year.
According to the data, which was prepared by TurkStat with the cooperation of the Ministry of Customs and Trade, Turkish exports increased by 4.6 percent and reached $13.66 billion year-on-year in September, while imports registered a slight decrease -- 0.2 percent -- to reach $20.59 billion in the same period. The export-import coverage ratio rose to 66.4 percent in September from 63.3 percent last September.
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