By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Consumer prices in Turkey went up 11.76% in July versus the same month last year, the country's statistical authority announced Tuesday.
July's annual inflation rate was at 11.76% down from 12.62% in June, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data showed.
A group of 15 economists polled by Anadolu Agency on Wednesday predicted annual inflation would drop to 12.03% in July.
The economists also predicted a 0.82% monthly increase in the consumer price index, with estimates ranging between 0.3% at the lowest and 1% at the highest.
The government's year-end inflation target is 8.5% for 2020, as laid out last September in its new economic program.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Central Bank last week revised its year-end inflation forecast to 8.9%, up from 7.4%.