The country’s foreign trade deficit stood at USD 2.85bn in June, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
In June 2021, foreign trade deficit decreased by 0.2% compared with same month last year, TurkStat said in a statement.
Exports surged 47% year-on-year to hit USD 19.77bn in June, while imports went up 38.7% to reach USD 22.6bn.
The exports-to-imports coverage ratio increased to 87.4% last month, versus 82.5% in June 2020.
Foreign trade deficit was USD 21.16bn in the first half of 2021, posting 11.4% decrease compared to January-June 2020.