​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Turkey's performance in economic development saw its income per capita increase from USD 3,581 in 2002 to USD 9,632 in 2018.

Income per capita (GDP per capita, current prices)

​​Source: TurkStat​

Turkey is the 11th largest economy in terms of GDP per capita among countries with population over 50 million.​

GDP per capita in Countries with Population over 50 Million – 2018

​​*Estimated figures
Source: IMF WEO​

Turkey's economic growth has paved the way for emergence of a sizeable middle-class with an increasing purchasing power.

Stock of Automobiles (millions of passenger cars)

​​Source: TurkStat​

More than 23 urban centers, each with populations of over 1 million, support Turkey's thriving domestic market through their production of goods and services. In terms of population, Istanbul is the largest city in Europe.​

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Source: TurkStat​

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  • Customs Union with the EU allows direct access to the EU market
  • 510 million in EU + 355 million in FTA area in 27 countries with Free Trade Agreements + 81 million in Turkey
  • Free Access to a total of 945 million customers 

Source: Eurostat, population as of 2017, Ministry of Economy

* ​In ratification process 


  • 72 million broadband internet subscribers in 2018, up from 0.1 million in 2002 (ICTA, TurkStat)
  • 80.6 million mobile phone subscribers in 2018, up from 23 million in 2002 (TurkStat)
  • 66.3 million credit card users in 2018, up from 16 million in 2002 (Interbank Card Center)
  • 211 million airline passengers in 2018, up from 33 million in 2002 (General Directorate of State Airports Authority)
  • 45.6 million international tourist arrivals in 2018, up from 13 million in 2002 (TurkStat) 

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