CPI Nov +9.79% y-o-y ... WPI Nov +14.4% y-o-y ... Industrial Output Nov +9.6% y-o-y ... Capacity Utilization Dec 84.0%... GNP (base 1987) 2004Q3 +4.7% y-o-y... GDP (base 1987) 2004Q3 +4.5% y-o-y

Turkey at a Glance 

Area:                                                 781,000 km2
Latitude/Longitude (Istanbul) :    4101'N / 2895'E
Population:                                       68.7 mn (2001F)
Pop. Density (pop/km2) :                88  (2000)
Population Growth Rate:                1.834% p.a. (1999-2000)
Labor Force:                                     24.064 mn (2002)
Unemployment Rate:                       9.5% (2004Q3)
GNP:                                                   US$ 238.9 bn (2003)
GDP:                                                   US$ 241.0 bn (2003)
Major Cities:                                    Ankara* 3.7mn, Istanbul 9mn
Regime:                                             Unicameral Parliamentary 
Affiliations:                                      UN, NATO, EU candidate
Currency:                                         Turkish Lira
Sovereign Rating:                            Fitch  (BB-) , JCR(B+), Moody's (B1),
                                                             S&P (B+)                                                     
 Last General Election: November 3, 2002
Exports Top 5 Destinations:          Germany(15.9%), USA (8.0%),                     Next Poll: November, 2007    
                                                            UK (7.8%), Italy (6.8%), France (6.0%)        
 Last Presidential Election: April 2000
Imports Top 5 Sources:             Germany(13.7%),Italy(7.9%),Russia (7.9%)   Next  Presidential Election: April 2007
                                                            France(6.0%), UK (5.1%)  - 2003           
       Current  Government: AKP

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