Turkey's annual inflation rate stands at 10.56% in November

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Published 03.12.2019 10:17
Updated 20.12.2019 02:06
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Turkey saw a 10.56% annual hike in consumer prices in November, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said Tuesday.

The annual inflation in November rose by 2.01 percentage points from 8.55% the previous month.

The highest price increase on a yearly basis was recorded in alcoholic beverages and tobacco with 43.35% in November, according to the statistical authority.

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index rose 0.38% in November.

Later Tuesday Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said that Turkey will achieve its goal of ending the year with inflation below 12%.

Over the past five years, annual inflation saw its lowest level in April 2016, with 6.57%, and its highest level last October with 25.24%.

As laid out in Turkey's new economic program announced by the government last September, the country's inflation rate target is 15.9% this year, 9.8% next year, and 6.0% in 2021.

In September, Turkey's inflation rate dropped to single digits for the first time since July 2017.

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