Turkey’s export-import coverage ratio rose to 86.8% this January-November, up from 75.6% in the same period last year, said Turkey’s trade minister on Monday.

“Our exports in November totaled $16.2 billion, the fourth-highest monthly export figure in 11 months,” said Ruhsar Pekcan.

Pekcan said through November the foreign trade deficit fell 51.84% to $25.1 billion.

“Exports rose 1.77% in 11 months compared to the same period last year to reach $165.6 billion and maintained their strong and positive course,” she said.

Commenting on growth figures also released today, Pekcan said with the third quarter figures Turkey returned to positive

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