ANKARA

Turkey’s economic confidence index reached 91.8 in March, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Friday.

The figure was down 5.9% from a month earlier, TurkStat said in a statement, attributing the decrease to a fall in real sector, services and retail trade confidence indices.

According to the report, the sub-index for construction showed an improvement, rising 3.7% this month.

The consumer confidence index rose 1.7% month-on-month in March.

The confidence in real sector deteriorated the most, going down 7.6% during the same period.

The services and retail trade confidence indexes declined 6% and 1.2%, respectively from a month

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