Turkey : Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 28, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews economic developments in Turkey during 1994–97. Real wages increased rapidly during 1989–93, dropped sharply in 1994–95, and have since recovered modestly. Real wage flexibility stems in part from the absence of widespread wage indexation, despite chronic high inflation. Rapid gross national product (GNP) growth, averaging 7.7 percent a year during 1995–97, raised GNP per capita to above US$3,000 in 1997. Most of this dynamism originated from the industrial and trade sectors. Industry grew by 10.4 percent in 1997, led by a strong performance of private manufacturing (14.2 percent).

Series:

Country Report No. 98/104

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 28, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451838008/1934-7685

Stock No:

1TUREA0011998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

206

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