Turkey's annual inflation falls more than expected in August

Published 03.09.2019 10:38
Updated 03.09.2019 10:44
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Consumer prices in Turkey went up by 15.01% in August compared to the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Tuesday.

August's figure was down from 16.65% in July, beating expectations.

According to a group of economists polled by Anadolu Agency last week, Turkey's annual inflation rate had been projected to hit 15.60% in August.

Last month, change in consumer price index saw a rise of 0.86% on a monthly basis, official data showed.

The median of estimates for August by 14 economists was a 1.38% rise compared to the previous month.

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