Turkey's energy import bill decreased by 17.7% to $2.68 billion in September this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on Friday.
Although the overall energy import bill fell last month, the country increased its crude oil purchases.
The data shows that Turkey's overall import bill, including energy and other items, totaled $20.83 billion in September, with energy accounting for 12.86% of the overall import figures.
The country's crude oil imports also showed a nearly 27% increase compared to September 2019.
Turkey imported approximately 3.41 million tons of crude oil last month, up from 2.69 million tons in September 2019.
By Gokce Kucuk Topbas