Turkey: Investment demand rises in H1 despite pandemic
Turkish industry minister says country sees record high number of incentive certificate in June
Turkey's investment demand, despite the pandemic, followed a stronger course this January-June compared to the same period last year, the Turkish industry and technology minister said on Tuesday.
The country hit the highest number of incentive certificates with 859 in June, Mustafa Varank said on Twitter.
"We expect fixed investments worth of 15.6 billion Turkish liras ($2.25 billion), generating 23,445 new jobs, thanks to these certificates," Varank said.
Some 61% of investments are in the manufacturing, 20% in energy, 13% services, 3% agriculture, and also 3% in the mining sectors, he said.
In the first half of this year, the country saw 80% year-on-year surge in the number of certificates, 40% increase in projected employment, and 14% rise in fixed investments, according to the minister.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.