Consumer confidence in Turkey improved in March, with the index rising to 74.77 from 74.01 in February, a report from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Thursday.

The increase in the consumer confidence came from an improvement in consumer's assessment of job opportunities in the next six months and buying time condition of durable goods in the present.

In March, consumer's assessment regarding job opportunities in the next six months increased to 67.84 from 65.2 in February, while consumer's assessment regarding buying time condition of durable goods in the present improved to 108 from 105.08.

At the same time, consumer's assessment regarding the general economic situation in the next three months as also purchasing power in the present and in the next six months declined.

The index measuring consumer's assessment of the general economic situation declined to 64.59 from 65.38, while the index measuring purchasing power in the present dropped to 62.77 from 63.34. The index measuring purchasing power in the next six months fell to 70.66 from 71.04.

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