Turkey: Inflation stable in March
April 2, 2015
In March, consumer prices rose 1.19% over the previous month, which was above February’s 0.71% increase. According to the statistical office, higher prices were recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as for hotels, cafes and restaurants. In contrast, lower prices were observed for communications.
Inflation remained unchanged at February’s 7.6% in March. March’s result overshot market expectations of 7.3% inflation.
The core inflation index, which excludes more volatile categories such as unprocessed food and energy, increased 0.58% in March (February: +0.01% month-on-month). Annual core inflation inched down from 8.1% in February to 7.4% in March.