Foreign Trade Expectation Survey of 4th Quarter, 2017

09 October, 2017 - Foreign Trade Expectation Survey (DTBA) reflects assessments of Turkish foreign trade depending on recent and current situations along with future expectations of leading firms. Particularly, it helps to produce indices which can be stated as leading indicators.

07 Eylül 2018

09 October, 2017 - Foreign Trade Expectation Survey (DTBA) reflects assessments of Turkish foreign trade depending on recent and current situations along with future expectations of leading firms. Particularly, it helps to produce indices which can be stated as leading indicators.

Export Expectation Index decreased by 2.8 points to 123.7 in the 4th quarter of 2017 from 126.5 in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Diffusion indices of Survey questions composing the Export Expectation Index show that, in the 4th quarter of 2017, in comparison to the 3rd quarter of 2017, expectations regarding the level of export for the next 3 months and the level of current export orders have decreasing effect while export orders belonging to the last 3 months and expectations for the export orders of the next 3 months have increasing effect over the Index. 

Import Expectation Index increased by 6.5 points to 112.8 in the 4th quarter of 2017 from 106.3 in the 3rd quarter of 2017. In the 4th quarter of 2017, in comparison to the 3th quarter of 2017, among the survey questions identifying the Import Expectation Index, current import orders has decreasing effects over Index, while the expectations regarding the level of import and unit import price for the next 3 months and level of import orders of the last 3 months has increasing effects over Index.

Source: Ministry of Economy