Economic Growth and Forecasts: March 2021

Low Quarter-on-Quarter Growth

Ozan Bakış and Gökhan Dilek

In the light of fully-released January, and partially-released February leading indicators, we expect GDP to expand by 5.5 percent on a year-on-year basis for the first quarter of 2021. According to seasonal and calendar adjusted data, we forecast quarter-on-quarter GDP growth to be 0.7 percent.

The leading indicators record mostly increases on year-on-year basis while most of them contract quarterly. We, also, calculate significant yearly and quarterly decreases in some of the leading indicators.

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