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Turkey Sectoral Confidence Down

Turkey Sectoral Confidence DownTurkey Sectoral Confidence Down

Confidence in Turkey’s services, retail trade and construction sectors dropped in April compared with the previous month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute, TurkStat, on Tuesday, World Bulletin reported. The services sector index fell 2% to 97.1 in the month, from 99.1 in March. “This decrease in the services confidence index stemmed from the decreased number of managers evaluating ‘business situation’ as improved and ‘demand-turnover’ as increased over the past three months and expecting an increase in ‘demand-turnover’ over the next three months,” TurkStat said. The retail trade confidence index was down 2.3%, month-on-month, to reach 100.3 in April, from 102.6 in the previous month. The fall came from a decreased number of managers evaluating improved “business activity-sales” over the past three months and expecting an improvement in “business activity-sales” over the next three months, TurkStat said. The construction sector confidence index also fell 0.1% to 78.8 points in April from 78.9 in March. Sectoral confidence indices range from 0 to 200, indicating an optimistic outlook when above 100, but a pessimistic outlook when below 100, according to TurkStat.

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