Turkish energy, gold imports soar in September – ministry data

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish energy imports leapt 115% to $9.56 billion in September, the highest ever monthly level, Trade Ministry data showed on Tuesday.

It also showed that gold imports soared 543% in September to $3.11 billion. Earlier it reported that the country’s trade deficit surged nearly 300% to $10.38 billion in September.

(Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ece Toksabay)


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