This Survey is published on the responsibility of the Economic and Development Review Committee of the OECD, which is charged with the examination of the economic situation of member countries.

The economic situation and policies of Turkey were reviewed by the Committee on 14 June 2018. The draft report was then revised in the light of the discussions and given final approval as the agreed report of the whole Committee on 29 June 2018.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by Rauf Gönenç, Volker Ziemann, Kurmaș Akdoǧan and M. Utku Özmen under the supervision of Vincent Koen. Fatih Yılmaz, Seyit Mümin Cilasun and Mehmet Zahid Samancıoǧlu from the Structural Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey contributed the firm-level analysis of the Thematic Chapter. Statistical research assistance was provided by Béatrice Guérard and editorial assistance by Mercedes Burgos and Sisse Nielsen.

The previous Survey of Turkey was issued in July 2016.

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Basic statistics of Turkey, 2017
(Numbers in parentheses refer to the OECD average) a
Basic statistics of Turkey, 2017

Better life index:

a. Where the OECD aggregate is not provided in the source database, a simple OECD average of latest available data is calculated where data exist for at least 29 member countries.

b. 2016 for the OECD average.

c. 2014 for the OECD average.

Source: Calculations based on data extracted from the databases of the following organisations: OECD, International Energy Agency, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-Parliamentary Union.