Export expectation index rises by 18 points for Q2

ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- The export expectation index has increased by 17.9 points for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, standing at 116.7 points, according to the results of an Economy Ministry survey released on Monday.

According to the Foreign Trade Expectation Survey (DTBA), the import expectation index has fallen by 5.3 points for the second quarter of the year and stands at 104.1 points.

When questioned about expected export and import orders for the next three months, survey respondents anticipated an increase in orders for exports compared to the previous quarter, though there was a decline in export order expectations for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year. The survey indicates that the export expectation index has fallen by 5.4 points for the second quarter year-on-year.

Regarding the import expectation index for the same period, survey respondents expect a decrease in unit prices and import orders in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, with the index falling by 5.4 points.

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SOURCE: CIHAN