Turkey: Environmental protection expenditure at 38.4 billion lira in 2019

Turkey: Environmental protection expenditure at 38.4 billion lira in 2019

In Turkey, spending on environmental protection amounted to 38.4 billion Turkish lira in 2019, up 1.2% year-on-year, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute.

As a result, environment-related expenditure scored a 1.2% leap compared to the previous year, and was estimated at 38.4 billion.

57.8% of environmental protection expenditures were made by economic and financial companies, 34.2% by general government and non-profit organizations serving households, and 8% by households.

46.3% of these costs are related to waste management services, 37.8% to wastewater management services, 4.8% to biodiversity and landscape protection, 3.8% to soil, groundwater and surface protection water quality improvement and 7.3% to other environmental protection issues.

Investment spending on environmental protection amounts to 6.4 billion Turkish lira.

76.9% of investment expenditure on environmental protection, which decreased by 10.5% compared to the previous year -amounting to 6.4 billion Turkish lira- was made by economic and financial companies, while 23.1% came from general government and non-profit organizations serving households.

Of that, 3.3 billion was spent for wastewater management services, 1.4 billion for waste management services, and 1.7 billion was spent on other environmental issues.

The ratio of environmental protection expenditures to gross domestic product was set at 0.9% in 2019, a marginal drop from 2018’s 1%. /ibna