Turkey: Asian investments up, EU investments down

20 April, 12:00

(ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, APRIL 20 - Investments of Asian countries were up while investments of European Union (EU) countries were down in Turkey in the first two months of 2012, as Anatolia news agency reports today. According to direct foreign investment figures, investments of EU countries in Turkey declined by 200 million USD while investments of Asian countries rose by 413 million USD year-on-year in the first two months of 2012. Capital inflow in Turkey was up 15% to 1.2 billion USD year-on-year in the first two months of the year.

Capital inflow from EU countries decreased 22% to 716 million USD. This figure was 913 million USD in January and February 2011. France was the country from where direct investments to Turkey declined the most among EU member states in the mentioned period. France, which made 193 million USD of investments in Turkey in January and February 2011, only made 8 million USD of investments in the first two months of this year. Capital inflow from Asian countries was up 34% from 21 million to 434 million USD in the first two months of 2012. (ANSAmed).

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