Zaman - Turkey’s rapidly growing economy also lifted the per capita income to levels observed in heavyweights like the USA, Germany, Brazil and Russia. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Turkey has become the 6th country in the world to have a per capita income of over USD 10,000, with a population that exceeds 70 million.
“Having experienced a 8.9 percent overall growth rate in 2010, Turkey also enjoyed the highest per capita increase in the league of populous countries with high per capita income,” Turkey’s Minister of Economics Zafer Caglayan commented on the EIU analysis in a written statement.
“Turkey owes this success to its strong economic performance in 2010,” the Minister explained, adding that Turkey’s 7.9 percent increase in per capita income was more than those of the first five countries. “2010 data also show that Turkey is second only to Japan in terms of industrial production increase,” said Caglayan.
Turkey’s GDP per capita has reached USD 10,079 in 2010 figures, while the country has a population of 74 million.