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									TURKSTAT
TURKISH
STATISTICAL
                                                     NEWS BULLETIN
INSTITUTE                                                       September 22, 2006
                                                                   number : 155


CBRT                                                  CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX
CENTRAL                                                                      AUGUST 2006
BANK                         In monthly Consumer Tendency Survey, which was carried out with cooperation of Turkish Statistical
                             Institute and Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, consumer behaviour and expectations have
                             been evaluated.

                             The Consumer Confidence Index, which was 88,60 in July 2006, increased by 3,17% compared to
                             July 2006 and became 91,40 in August 2006.


 Summaries....               The increase in the Consumer Confidence Index stemmed from the improvement in consumers'
                             assessments concerning their purchasing power in the present and next period, general economic
                             situation and job opportunies in the next period and buying time condition of durable goods in the
 The Consumer                present period.
 Confidence Index
                  Yapı Kullanma İzin Toplamı
 increased by 3,17% Ruhsatı Genel Belgesi
                             Consumer confidence index, sub-indices and percentage changes
 in August 2006.
                                                                                                                               Percentage change
                                                                                                                               over the previous
                                                                                                      Index                        month (%)
                                                                                       06/2006        07/2006       08/2006    07/2006      08/2006
                             Consumer Confidence Index                                   92.17          88.60         91.40
                                                                                                                     91,40        -3.87         3.17



   TÜİK                      Purchasing power (present)
                             Purchasing power (next 6 months)
                             General economic situation (next 3 months)
                                                                                         85.09
                                                                                         88.16
                                                                                         85.41
                                                                                                         81.82
                                                                                                         85.19
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                                                                                                                      83.85
                                                                                                                      86.14
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                                                                                                                                  -3.85
                                                                                                                                  -3.37
                                                                                                                                  -3.33
                                                                                                                                                 2.48
                                                                                                                                                 1.12
                                                                                                                                                 3.22
                             Job opportunities (next 6 months)                           89.92           87.00        88.65       -3.25          1.89
                             Buying time condition of durable goods (present)           112.26          106.42       113.17       -5.20          6.34
                                  Kullanma İzin Toplamı
                             Yapı Ruhsatı Genel Belgesi                                          1996        1996 1 1996                        1996
                                  Kullanma İzin Toplamı
                             Yapı Ruhsatı Genel Belgesi                                          1996         1996
                                                                                                             1996 11 1996                       1996
                                                                                                 1996        1996 equal to
                                        When the index is above 100, it indicates an optimistic outlook, when 1996 1
                                                                                                              it is
                                        100, it refers to neither optimistic nor pessimistic outlook, when it is below 100, it
                                      indicates pessimistic outlook.
                                  Kullanma İzin Toplamı
                             Yapı Ruhsatı Genel Belgesi                                                 1996         1996 11     1996           1996
                                  Kullanma İzin Toplamı
                             Yapı Ruhsatı Genel Belgesi                                                 1996          1996
                                                                                                                     1996 11     1996           1996

                                                                                        Index 1996 1
                                                                    Consumer Confidence1996    1996
                             105.0
                                                                             101.74            101.70    102.27
                                                           99.53
                             100.0
                                     97.46                                            101.10
Tel : 0 312 410 0 410                                                99.45                                 100.07
Fax : 0 312 425 33 87                                 98.06
e-mail: yayin@tuik.gov.tr     95.0
                                             95.51
http://www.tuik.gov.tr                                                                                                                  91.40
                                                                                                                     92.17
                              90.0
Address: Necatibey Cad.114
         06100-ANKARA                                                                                                           88.60
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Indices based on individual questions concerning the consumer tendency




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              improvements or renovations (next 6 months)
                                                                                                                                                        General economic situation (next 3 months)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pobability of spending any money on home




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consumption expenditures (next 3 months)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Probability of buying a car (next 6 months)




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                                                                                                               General economic situation (present)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Assessment on spending money on
                                                                          Purchasing power (next 6 months)




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Job opportunities (next 6 months)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Probability of buying or building




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             Consumer confidence index




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Probability of buying durable
                                           Purchasing power (present)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a home (next 12 months)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       goods (next 6 months)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   goods (present)
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 2005 9    95.51                         87.26                          89.50                                88.06                                    89.86                                          85.33                                 103.56                                125.58                               17.64                             7.39                                                 8.76                            20.59                                          33.98                                        73.53                               20.66                                      81.55
     10    98.06                         87.98                          91.30                                94.41                                    95.98                                          88.46                                 107.93                                126.57                               16.96                             7.65                                                 8.15                            18.12                                          34.52                                        70.97                               22.32                                      83.50
     11    99.53                         88.77                          92.46                                94.03                                    95.69                                          89.72                                 105.17                                131.04                               16.12                             7.60                                                 7.89                            18.80                                          34.23                                        70.62                               21.33                                      88.06
     12    99.45                         87.48                          91.75                                93.09                                    94.82                                          90.69                                 103.48                                132.53                               17.30                             8.39                                                 9.19                            20.34                                          35.78                                        70.57                               21.25                                      88.30
 2006 1   101.74                         88.02                          94.60                                96.17                                    97.50                                          89.22                                 104.50                                139.35                               21.24                             7.57                                                 8.52                            24.47                                          36.38                                        73.54                               21.03                                      88.70
      2   101.10                         87.41                          94.76                                95.10                                    97.57                                          92.91                                 102.20                                132.86                               19.88                             7.90                                                 9.77                            29.20                                          31.60                                        68.20                               22.37                                      90.81
      3   101.70                         87.97                          94.71                                94.70                                    96.72                                          95.68                                 101.71                                133.39                               22.65                             9.48                                                 9.83                            29.93                                          31.64                                        70.87                               24.01                                      91.46
      4   102.27                         89.14                          95.75                                94.99                                    97.17                                          92.01                                 106.84                                137.26                               20.90                             8.38                                                 9.53                            35.44                                          33.49                                        69.96                               23.34                                      91.61
      5   100.07                         88.26                          93.82                                90.57                                    93.09                                          92.79                                 106.16                                132.38                               21.22                             8.07                                                 9.54                            33.58                                          35.47                                        63.26                               21.28                                      84.31
      6    92.17                         85.09                          88.16                                81.74                                    85.41                                          89.92                                 102.84                                112.26                               18.31                             8.85                                                 9.35                            28.76                                          30.80                                        58.13                               20.19                                      73.17
      7    88.60                         81.82                          85.19                                77.30                                    82.57                                          87.00                                 105.76                                106.42                               16.98                             6.93                                                 7.27                            28.33                                          35.32                                        57.21                               17.01                                      68.43
      8    91.40                         83.85                          86.14                                81.96                                    85.23                                          88.65                                 109.17                                113.17                               17.25                             7.10                                                 8.10                            24.88                                          33.17                                        57.16                               19.17                                      73.42
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 2005 9    -2.01                         -2.56                          -1.99                                -3.36                                    -3.37                                          -1.21                                   0.05                                  -1.18                              -10.20                            -7.35                                             0.05                               -12.35                                          -2.46                                        5.31                                -4.28                                      -6.70
     10     2.67                          0.82                           2.00                                 7.22                                     6.82                                           3.67                                   4.22                                   0.79                               -3.87                             3.61                                            -6.93                               -12.02                                           1.57                                       -3.48                                 8.03                                       2.40
     11     1.51                          0.90                           1.27                                -0.40                                    -0.31                                           1.43                                  -2.56                                   3.53                               -4.93                            -0.67                                            -3.20                                 3.76                                          -0.83                                       -0.49                                -4.42                                       5.45
     12    -0.08                         -1.45                          -0.76                                -1.00                                    -0.91                                           1.08                                  -1.61                                   1.14                                7.34                            10.37                                            16.45                                 8.18                                           4.51                                       -0.07                                -0.41                                       0.27
 2006 1     2.30                          0.62                           3.10                                 3.31                                     2.83                                          -1.62                                   0.99                                   5.15                               22.72                            -9.74                                            -7.21                                20.33                                           1.69                                        4.21                                -1.00                                       0.45
      2    -0.62                         -0.69                           0.18                                -1.11                                     0.07                                           4.14                                  -2.20                                  -4.66                               -6.39                             4.34                                            14.61                                19.34                                         -13.13                                       -7.26                                 6.34                                       2.39
      3     0.58                          0.64                          -0.06                                -0.42                                    -0.87                                           2.97                                  -0.48                                   0.40                               13.93                            19.99                                             0.66                                 2.51                                           0.13                                        3.91                                 7.37                                       0.71
      4     0.56                          1.33                           1.09                                 0.30                                     0.47                                          -3.83                                   5.04                                   2.90                               -7.70                           -11.61                                            -3.13                                18.38                                           5.82                                       -1.29                                -2.79                                       0.16
      5    -2.15                         -0.98                          -2.01                                -4.65                                    -4.20                                           0.85                                  -0.63                                  -3.55                                1.52                            -3.66                                             0.10                                -5.24                                           5.91                                       -9.57                                -8.82                                      -7.96
      6    -7.90                         -3.59                          -6.03                                -9.75                                    -8.26                                          -3.09                                  -3.13                                 -15.20                              -13.75                             9.57                                            -1.90                               -14.36                                         -13.14                                       -8.11                                -5.14                                     -13.22
      7    -3.87                         -3.85                          -3.37                                -5.43                                    -3.33                                          -3.25                                   2.84                                  -5.20                               -7.24                           -21.67                                           -22.33                                -1.48                                          14.67                                       -1.59                               -15.76                                      -6.47
      8     3.17                          2.48                           1.12                                 6.03                                     3.22                                           1.89                                   3.23                                   6.34                                1.60                             2.45                                            11.52                               -12.18                                          -6.11                                       -0.10                                12.72                                       7.30
                                                        Consumer confidence index                                                                                                                                                Purchasing power index (present)
105                                                                                                                                                                                    92
                                                                                                                102.3
                                                                                                  101.7                                                                                                                                                                                        89.1
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100                                                                                                                                                                                                                      88.8                       88.0                       88.0                               88.3
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                         Assessment on spending money on semi-durable goods index                                                                                                                                             (present)
                                              (next 3 months)                                                                                                                          145
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   139.4                                      137.3
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                   Probability of buying or building a home index                                                                                                                                     or renovations index (next 6 months)
                                   (next 12 months)                                                                                                                     37
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                             expenditures index (next 3 months)                                                                                                        76
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                                                                                24.0                                                                                                                                                                                              91.6
24                                                                                                                                                                                                     88.1             88.3
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                 22.3                                             22.4                                            23.3                                                                                                                                90.8          91.5
22                                                                                                                                                                     85                                                              88.7                                                       84.3
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20                           21.3            21.2                   21.0                                                              20.2                  19.2
     20.7                                                                                                                                                              75                                                                                                                                                                      73.4
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1. Purchasing power of the consumer at present compared to the past 6 months
                                                                                            (%)
                   Much more   A little bit   Remain the   A little bit   Much more
                     better      better         same        worser         worser     No idea
  February 2006       0.6         13.8          48.5          32.5           3.9       0.6
    March 2006        0.9         13.5          49.9          30.0           4.6       1.1
     April 2006       0.5         15.2          49.4          30.3           3.8       0.7
      May 2006        0.6         14.3          49.2          31.7           3.7       0.5
      June 2006       0.5         13.2          46.5          34.5           4.8       0.5
       July 2006      0.4         11.3          44.2          39.2           4.6       0.3
    August 2006       0.5         12.7          44.4          38.0           4.0       0.5


2. Consumer's expectation for his/her own purchasing power over the next 6 months
                                                                                            (%)

                   Much more   A little bit   Remain the   A little bit   Much more
                     better      better         same        worser         worser     No idea
  February 2006       0.8         18.2          49.4          23.2           3.5       4.8
    March 2006        1.0         18.7          47.7          23.0           4.2       5.4
     April 2006       0.6         19.0          49.9          21.5           3.6       5.4
      May 2006        0.8         17.3          49.2          24.3           3.4       5.0
      June 2006       0.5         14.0          45.5          29.3           4.6       6.0
       July 2006      0.3         11.8          44.9          33.2           4.4       5.6
    August 2006       0.5         12.8          45.0          32.1           4.7       4.9



3. Consumer's assessment of the current general economic situation in Turkey compared
   to the past 3 months
                                                                                            (%)
                   Much more   A little bit   Remain the   A little bit   Much more
                     better      better         same        worser         worser     No idea
  February 2006       1.1         23.6          37.3          28.2           3.7       6.1
    March 2006        1.4         23.2          35.4          27.4           4.6       8.1
     April 2006       1.4         24.0          34.9          27.7           4.6       7.5
      May 2006        1.1         20.1          35.3          31.9           4.6       7.0
      June 2006       0.7         16.0          29.1          40.7           6.6       6.8
       July 2006      0.5         13.2          26.8          46.6           6.5       6.4
    August 2006       0.5         16.2          28.9          42.9           5.2       6.4


4. Consumer's expectation for general economic situation in Turkey over the next 3 months
                                                                                            (%)
                   Much more   A little bit   Remain the   A little bit   Much more
                     better      better         same        worser         worser     No idea
  February 2006       1.3         22.7          41.1          22.4           3.9       8.7
    March 2006        1.7         21.9          38.5          21.9           5.0       11.0
     April 2006       1.3         22.3          40.0          21.6           4.5       10.3
      May 2006        1.1         19.2          39.7          26.0           4.6       9.4
      June 2006       0.7         15.7          32.9          33.6           6.3       10.8
       July 2006      0.5         13.4          33.3          36.6           6.3       10.0
    August 2006       0.6         15.4          33.9          34.1           6.0       10.0
5. Consumer's expectation for job opportunities in Turkey over the next 6 months
                                                                                                              (%)
                    Increase           Increase     Remain the            Fall             Fall
                     sharply            slightly      same              slightly          sharply   No idea
   February 2006       4.0                19.6         34.3               25.0              8.4       8.7
     March 2006        5.3                20.6         30.2               23.8              8.0      12.2
      April 2006       4.4                20.5         29.2               26.3              9.5      10.2
       May 2006        5.0                18.0         32.7               25.9              8.3      10.1
       June 2006       6.6                15.9         27.7               28.3             10.5      11.1
        July 2006      6.1                14.5         26.9               32.6             10.0       9.8
     August 2006       6.5                15.5         27.8               30.6             10.3       9.3



6. Consumer's or his/her household's assessment on spending money on semi-durable goods
   (clothes, shoes, kitchen equipment, etc.) over the next 3 months compared to past 3 months
                                                                                                              (%)
                    Increase           Increase     Remain the            Fall             Fall
                     sharply            slightly      same              slightly          sharply   No idea
   February 2006       2.0                19.4         57.6               14.9              2.0      4.0
     March 2006        2.2                19.7         54.0               15.3              2.7      6.1
      April 2006       3.2                23.4         55.2               12.9              1.6      3.8
       May 2006        3.3                23.2         54.1               12.8              2.3      4.3
       June 2006       3.5                22.4         48.8               17.1              3.3      4.9
        July 2006      3.6                24.5         50.7               15.1              2.6      3.4
     August 2006       5.5                27.5         45.4               14.8              2.7      4.2


7. Consumer's assessment on timing to buy durable consumption goods such as refrigerator,
   TV, furniture
                                                                                                              (%)
                                                    It is neither
                                                      the right
                              Yes, it is              time nor              No, it is not
                              the right              the wrong               the right
                              time now                   time                time now               No idea
   February 2006                 48.8                    14.1                   16.0                 21.1
     March 2006                  48.7                    13.0                   15.3                 23.1
      April 2006                 52.7                    12.1                   15.4                 19.8
       May 2006                  49.2                    13.6                   16.8                 20.4
       June 2006                 37.7                    14.3                   25.4                 22.6
        July 2006                35.9                    12.4                   29.5                 22.1
     August 2006                 37.6                   14.9                       24.4              23.1



8. Consumer's or his/her household's probability of buying durable goods like refrigerator,
   TV, furniture over the next 6 months
                                                                                                              (%)
                     Very                  Fairly               Not                    Not at
                     likely                likely              likely                 all likely    No idea
   February 2006       2.2                   7.6                 6.1                     83.1        0.9
     March 2006        2.9                   8.7                 5.2                     82.0        1.2
      April 2006       2.7                   8.3                 5.1                     83.4        0.6
       May 2006        2.5                   8.4                 6.0                     82.5        0.7
       June 2006       2.2                   7.1                 5.6                     84.6        0.6
        July 2006      2.5                   6.3                 4.1                     86.6        0.4
     August 2006       2.3                   6.3                 5.2                     85.5        0.7
9. Consumer's or his/her household's probability of buying a car over the next 6 months
                                                                                            (%)
                     Very          Fairly             Not            Not at
                     likely        likely            likely         all likely    No idea
   February 2006       0.5           3.2               2.7            92.8         0.7
     March 2006        0.7           3.6               3.4            91.3         0.9
      April 2006       0.7           3.7               2.2            93.0         0.3
       May 2006        0.6           3.2               2.9            92.7         0.6
       June 2006       0.6           3.5               3.5            91.8         0.6
        July 2006      0.8           2.8               1.8            94.4         0.3
     August 2006       0.6           2.9               1.7            94.2         0.6



10. Consumer's or his/her household's probability of buying or building a home over
    the next 12 months
                                                                                            (%)
                     Very          Fairly             Not            Not at
                     likely        likely            likely         all likely    No idea
   February 2006       1.2           3.6               2.5            92.0         0.7
     March 2006        0.9           3.8               2.6            91.7         0.9
      April 2006       1.3           3.6               2.5            92.3         0.3
       May 2006        1.1           3.5               2.9            91.9         0.6
       June 2006       1.1           3.2               3.4            91.7         0.6
        July 2006      0.9           2.9               1.8            94.2         0.3
     August 2006       0.7           3.4               1.8            93.4         0.8



11. Consumer's or his/her household's probability of spending any money on home
    improvements or renovations (spendings on heating system, whitewash, kitchen-bath
    repairs, etc. except spendings on little amount of purchases) over the next 6 months
                                                                                            (%)
                     Very          Fairly             Not          Not at all
                     likely        likely            likely         likely        No idea
   February 2006       4.2          11.8               4.2           78.8          0.8
     March 2006        5.6          10.4               4.6           78.5          1.0
      April 2006       6.7          13.1               3.8           75.9          0.5
       May 2006        5.7          12.6               5.2           75.8          0.7
       June 2006       5.4           9.9               5.0           79.1          0.6
        July 2006      5.1          10.8               3.6           80.3          0.3
     August 2006       3.7           9.9               3.8           81.8          0.7



12. Consumer's or his/her household's probability of borrowing money (consumer credits,
    other borrowings) to finance consumption expenditures over the next 3 months
                                                                                            (%)
                     Very          Fairly             Not          Not at all
                     likely        likely            likely         likely        No idea
   February 2006       3.6          13.4               5.6           75.9          1.5
     March 2006        4.7          11.6               5.8           75.9          2.0
      April 2006       4.8          13.7               4.7           75.9          0.9
       May 2006        5.2          14.2               5.3           74.2          1.2
       June 2006       5.1          11.3               5.2           77.3          1.1
        July 2006      5.6          13.9               3.9           75.3          1.3
     August 2006       5.0          13.4               3.9           76.6          1.1
13. In view of the general economic situation, consumer's assessment of saving (TL, foreign
    currency, gold, deposit, financial investment instruments, etc.) time condition
                                                                                                             (%)

                                        A fairly       Not a good
                   A very good         good time          time                      A very bad
                   time to save          to save        to save                     time to save        No idea
  February 2006        3.6                20.3            29.6                         30.7              15.8
    March 2006         4.8                21.2            27.5                         30.8              15.6
     April 2006        5.1                21.9            27.8                         32.2              12.9
      May 2006         4.8                19.4            27.4                         37.6              10.7
      June 2006        3.6                16.6            27.6                         40.0              12.1
       July 2006       3.2                16.4            28.4                         40.1              11.9
    August 2006        3.4                16.5            26.2                         41.4              12.5



14. Consumer's probability of saving (TL, foreign currency, gold, deposit, financial
    investment instruments, etc.) over the next 6 months
                                                                                                             (%)
                              Very                 Fairly                Not               Not at all
                              likely               likely               likely              likely      No idea
  February 2006                 1.1                  9.5                  6.8                80.1        2.4
    March 2006                  2.0                  9.3                  6.4                79.4        2.9
     April 2006                 1.9                  9.5                  6.7                80.0        1.9
      May 2006                  1.7                  8.4                  6.5                81.3        2.1
      June 2006                 1.6                  7.8                  6.6                82.0        2.1
       July 2006                1.0                  7.4                  4.7                85.3        1.5
    August 2006                 1.9                  7.5                  5.1                83.9        1.7



15. In comparison to the realizations, consumer's expectation about the direction of
     price changes over the next 12 months
                                                                                                             (%)
                    Increase           Increase                               Stay
                      more               at the        Increase at          about the
                     rapidly           same rate      a slower rate           same            Fall      No idea
  February 2006        7.3                36.6             16.4               23.9            4.4        11.4
    March 2006         7.7                35.9             14.5               22.1            6.0        13.7
     April 2006        9.1                34.5             14.9               24.0            6.0        11.5
      May 2006        11.7                36.7             14.8               20.1            4.3        12.4
      June 2006       18.3                36.9             14.9               14.2            2.8        13.0
       July 2006      19.3                42.1             14.3               12.2            2.7         9.3
    August 2006       15.9                42.7             13.8               14.6            3.3         9.7


16. Number of individuals interviewed by months
                    February            March      April         May             June        July       August
                      2006              2006       2006          2006            2006        2006        2006
Number of
individuals           7,962              8,222     8,688        8,350            8,574       7,937      7,509

								
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