By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's foreign trade balance ran a $2.5 billion deficit in August, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced Monday.
The August figure was up 1.2% from the same month last year, said TurkStat.
Last month, Turkish exports hit $12.5 billion, up 1.6% on a yearly basis, while imports rose 1.5% year-on-year to $15 billion in August.
The exports-to-imports coverage ratio stood at 83.4% during the month.