Turkey's energy import bill increased by 159.3% to $5.42 billion in October this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on Monday.
The overall energy import bill soared last month due to an increase in the global energy prices ahead of the winter season.
The data shows that Turkey's overall import bill, including energy and other items, totaled $22.23 billion in October, with energy accounting for 24.4% of the overall import figures.
The country's crude oil imports showed a 1.76% increase compared to October 2020.
Turkey imported 2.89 million tons of crude oil last month, up from 2.84 million tons in September 2020.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic