Turkey's energy import bill increased by 143.8% to $3.94 billion in May this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on Wednesday.
The overall energy import bill soared last month due to an increase in the country's industrial production.
The data shows that Turkey's overall import bill, including energy and other items, totaled $20.62 billion in May, with energy accounting for 15% of the overall import figures.
The country's crude oil imports showed a 13% increase compared to May 2020.
Turkey imported approximately 2.63 million tons of crude oil last month, up from 2.33 million tons in May 2020.
By Gokce Kucuk Topbas