Evaluation of Sustainability of Current Account Deficits in Turkey

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Sustainability of the current account deficits in Turkey was evaluated according to the macroeconomic fundamentals together with discussing the composition of current account deficit and the way of financing to have insights about the future path of current account balance. Problem about current account deficits were considered as structural since they were caused by foreign trade deficits largely as an outcome of dependence of production and exports on imported intermediate goods. Furthermore, there were negative developments about the way of financing in last years that share of debt instruments in financing has increased against Foreign Direct Investment. As a result, it has seen that Turkey would continue to have current account deficits in the next years and sustainability of these deficits has become increasingly difficult.

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A. Insel and F. Kayikci, "Evaluation of Sustainability of Current Account Deficits in Turkey," Modern Economy, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 43-50. doi: 10.4236/me.2012.31006.

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