Bouncing back from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, Turkey's manufacturing industry has been recording figures above the threshold level for five consecutive months as of October.
Turkey's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector, compiled jointly by IHS Markit and the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, rose from 52.8 in September to 53.9 in October. The results show that robust recovery in the Turkish manufacturing sector has been gaining pace.
According to the report data, the main driver behind the output was rising customer demand and employment, one of the breakdown on the index, saw the fastest recovery since February 2018.
"Manufacturers pointed that recovery in customer demand was maintained, and new orders rose for five successive months. An expansion was also observed in new export orders," finds the report.