Turkey New Loans Decline 31% in 1st Quarter, Bank Group Says
Turkish borrowers took out a total of 22.1 billion liras ($12.1 billion) in consumer and housing loans in the quarter, the association said in an e-mail today. The number of individuals taking out the loans declined by nine percent to 2 million, it said.
The total amount of loans outstanding reached 162 billion liras, a 22 percent increase over a year earlier, while the number of individuals with loans outstanding increased four percent to 12.7 million, it said.
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