Turkish energy, gold imports soar in September

Saipem's pipelay vessel Castorone sails in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey July 5, 2022. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

ISTANBUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Turkish energy imports leapt 115% to $9.56 billion in September, the highest ever monthly level, Trade Ministry data showed on Tuesday.

It also showed that gold imports soared 543% in September to $3.11 billion. Earlier it reported that the country's trade deficit surged nearly 300% to $10.38 billion in September. read more

Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ece Toksabay

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