It is seen that the effects of recovery from the bottom compared to the previous month continue in the real sector confidence index and capacity utilization rate data for August announced by the Central Bank. While RSCI increased by 5.5 points in August to 106.2; seasonally adjusted RSCI rose to 105.2 with 5.8 points.
In this period, while the manufacturing industry capacity utilization rate increased by 2.6 points to 73.3%; seasonally adjusted CUR was at the level of 73%.
With the measures taken within the scope of combating coronavirus, the economic activity, which made its bottom in April, continues to recover with the easing of measures and the transition period to normalization after June. Returning to work and company activity, which accelerated after June, enabled the recovery to continue in July and August. In the subcomponents of the real sector confidence index; Although it is seen that the items that have contributed positively are evaluations regarding the total order quantity in the last three months, the current total order quantity, investment expenditure, current finished goods stock and total employment in the next three months; the general trend, the production volume in the next three months and the export order volume in the next three months negatively affected the index. In the current situation, there may be a loss of momentum in recovery, depending on the virus developments in the autumn months.
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