TurkStat Announces Sustainable Development Indicators 2010-2018 Report

​Türkiye Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced its 2010-2018 Sustainable Development Indicators data within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was accepted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held on September 25, 2015. 17 main goals and 169 targets were determined according to the Agenda. 

The data revealed that the at-risk of poverty rate, which was 16.9 percent in 2010, decreased by 3 points in 2018 to 13.9 percent.

Research and development (R&D) expenditure as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) was 0.80 percent in 2010, while this rate increased to 1.03 percent in 2018. Furthermore, the number of researchers per 1 million inhabitants nearly doubled during the same period, rising from 880 in 2010 to 1,551 in 2018.

While the value added of the manufacturing industry as a proportion of GDP was 15.1 percent in 2010, it was 19.0 percent in 2018. Manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment was 18.7 percent in 2010 and 18.2 percent in 2018, according to report.

On the other hand, the proportion of women in executive positions reached 16.3 percent in 2018, up from 14.4 percent in 2012.

The proportion of individuals using the internet was 71.0 percent in 2018 while it was 37.6 percent in 2010. The proportion of individuals who use a mobile telephone in 2018 was estimated as 92.7 percent.
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