08 April, 2019 - Foreign Trade Expectation Survey (FTES) reflects assessments of Turkish foreign trade depending on recent and current situations along with future expectations of leading firms. Particularly, it helps to produce indices which can be stated as leading indicators.
Export Expectation Index realized as 125.9 in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Diffusion indices of survey questions composing the Export Expectation Index show that, in the 2nd quarter of 2019 in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2019, the level of current export orders have decreasing effect over the Index while expectations regarding exports and export orders of the next 3 months and the export orders belonging to the last 3 months have increasing effect over the Index.
Import Expectation Index realized as 97.6 in the 2nd quarter of 2019. In the 2nd quarter of 2019 in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2019, among the survey questions identifying the Import Expectation Index, the expectations regarding current level of import orders and level of import orders of the last 3 months have decreasing effects over the Index while unit import price for the next 3 months and the level of import for the next 3 months have increasing effect over the Index.
Source: Ministry of Trade