Turkey's energy import bill decreased by 30% to $2.41 billion in July this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on Monday.
The data shows that Turkey's overall import bill, including energy and other items, totaled $17.70 billion in July, with energy accounting for 13.6% of the overall import figures.
Although the overall energy import bill fell last month, the country increased its crude oil purchases.
The country's crude oil imports showed a nearly 7.6% increase compared to July 2019.
Turkey imported approximately 3.09 million tons of crude oil last month, down from 2.87 million tons in July 2019.
By Gokce Kucuk Topbas