The two pie charts show the percentage of industry sectors’ contribution to the economy of Turkey in 2000 and 2016.

Jul 31, 2020 / Academic / 6:01 am

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The two pie charts below show the percentages of industry sectors’ contribution to the economy of Turkey in 2000 and 2016.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.


The contribution of different industry sectors to the gross economy of Turkey in 2000 and 2016 is depicted in the given pie charts.

Overall, it is clear that except in the case of health care and education, the share of all other sectors showed variations between the years.

As seen in the first chart, agricultural sector was the highest contributor to the country’s economy in 2000, and that was about a quarter of the total share. On the other hand, the least contribution was made by the construction sector (3%).

When the comparison is made more critically, one can understand that four of the total mentioned sectors increased their share towards the economy by 2016. Of these, the construction sector stood first with a progress of more than thrice than in 2000. The other three sectors (Manufacturing, finance and business, and trade, utilities and transportation) increased their share by 4,3 and 2% respectively.

Turning to the sectors which lost their grip in their economic contribution, agricultural sector stood at the top. The sector had contributed 10% less than that of their contribution in 2000. Government, leisure and hospitality followed the same trend, cutting their share by 3%.

The only exception was the health and education sector, when their share stood constant in these two years at 17%.