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May 6, 2019

Turkey | Inflation surprised on the downside

Consumer prices increased by 1.69% in April, even lower than the minimum estimate shared in the consensus, leading the annual figure to fall to 19.5% from 19.7% in March. Despite the recent currency depreciation, thanks to the base effects consumer inflation will likely fall rapidly after June, but reverse in the last 2 mon…

August 3, 2017

Inflation: Core inflation implies risks on the upside

Consumer prices rose by 0.15% in July, incrementally lower than the market consensus and our call (0.2%). Annual headline fell to 9.8% thanks to food and favorable base impact on tobacco. Looking ahead, we expect the headline inflation to breach 10% in August and stay at 10-11% levels till December before it would sizably f…

August 1, 2017

Turkey | Monthly Economic Monitor - July 2017

Robust stance in the economic activity continued in 2Q, according to our nowcast. Inflation will ease further in summer on top of favorable base effects before climbing up again in 3Q. The CBRT strengthened its hawkish stance by keeping its interest rates intact and having the average funding rate hover above 11.9%.

July 27, 2017

The CBRT Strengthens its Credibility

The Central Bank kept its interest rate corridor unchanged. Bearing in mind the stickiness in inflation and the ongoing high momentum of the economic activity, we expect the Bank not to find enough room for monetary easing until the end of the year when the headline will fall towards 9% thanks to favorable base effects on f…