Turkey's energy import bill increased by 64% to $3.95 billion in July this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute on Tuesday.
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 $20.69 billion in July, with energy accounting for 19% of the overall import figures.
The country's crude oil imports showed a 2.95% decrease compared to July 2020.
Turkey imported a little over 3 million tons of crude oil last month, down from 3.09 million tons in July 2020.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic