By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's exports were down slightly on an annual basis in November due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU’s economic contraction, and calendar effects, according to preliminary data Turkey’s Trade Ministry released Wednesday.
Turkish exports hit $16.1 billion last month, a fall of 0.95% year-on-year, the data showed.
The country's imports surged 16.1% to $21.2 billion during the same period, bringing the foreign trade gap to $5.1 billion.
The exports/imports coverage ratio was at 76% in November, down from 89.1% in the same month last year.