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Industrial Production surprised on the upside in March, growing 9.6% y/y in cal. adj. terms. The weaker performance observed in early April turns out to be a recovery in the recent weeks, which increases the upside risks on our current prudent 2022 GDP growth forecast of 2.5% assuming no substantial negative shocks.
Turkish economy grew by 9.1% y/y in 4Q21, which resulted in a full year growth rate of 11% in 2021. Based on high frequency indicators and our big data information, GDP growth is already decelerating to almost 0% q/q growth rate in 1Q22, which corresponds to near 6% y/y. We maintain our GDP growth forecast at 3.5% for now.
Turkish economy grew by 7.4% yoy in 3Q21, resulting in a growth rate of 11.7% in the first three quarters of the year. 2021 GDP growth will likely reach 10.5-11%, beating our current 9.5% forecast. Though, recent currency shock and accompanying tighter financial conditions will likely weigh on the downside for 2022 growth.
Industrial Production (IP) grew parallel to expectations by 8.9% yoy in calendar adjusted terms (8.8% yoy in raw series) in September. We expect 2021 GDP growth to be 9.5% with risks on the upside considering the expansionary bias of the economy policies.
Turkish economy grew by 21.7% yearly in 2Q21, resulting in a 14.3% growth in the 1H21. The high carry-over impact is over 3Q onwards but the reopening, recovering tourism and exports revenues are still boosting the overall growth rate. We maintain our 2021 GDP growth forecast at 9%, with risks still on the upside.
Industrial Production (IP) grew by 24% yoy in both calendar adjusted and unadjusted terms in June, implying above 40% yoy growth in 2Q on the back of base effects. Given the strong activity so far in 1H and upward revisions on the global outlook we expect 2021 GDP growth to be 9%, with risks still on the upside.
Industrial Production grew by 41% yoy in calendar adjusted terms in May, implying 39% yoy growth in unadjusted series, boosted by base effects. Given strong momentum so far and upward revisions in global growth we revise our 2021 GDP growth forecast on the upside to 8% and downgrade our 2022 GDP growth forecast to 4%.
Industrial Production grew by 66% YoY in cal. adj. terms in April, boosted by base effects. Despite the 0.9% MoM contraction, the slow down isn't clear, given strong momentum so far and upward revisions in global growth reinforce upside risks for our prudent 2021 GDP growth forecast of 5%.