Emerging Europe Economics

Emerging Europe Economics Focus

31 October, 2017

Should we trust Turkey’s GDP data?

The argument made recently that Turkey’s GDP data are being manipulated by the authorities and that the recent rapid growth rates aren’t plausible doesn’t seem to square with other available evidence. That said, the statistics office clearly rushed out its new national accounts figures late last year and, given the scale and the scope of the changes, it seems likely that the historic data will be revised in time.

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