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Pass-through of crude oil prices at different stages in Turkey

Fatih Akcelik and Fethi Ogunc ()

Central Bank Review, 2016, vol. 16, issue 1, 41-51

Abstract: This paper examines the degree of oil price pass-through to domestic prices at different stages of supply chain in Turkey. Our results, based on vector autoregressive models, point out that the pass-through to domestic motor fuel prices is considerably fast as expected and just one third of a change in crude oil prices is reflected to the motor fuel prices due to the high share of taxes on retail prices. On the other hand, it is shown that impact of oil prices on transport services takes a longer time compared to other domestic prices. Over the 2004–2014 period, estimates suggest that a 10% permanent change in the international crude oil prices is associated with a 0.42 percentage points change in consumer inflation at the end of one year. The final accumulated pass-through to consumer inflation reaches 0.50 percentage points. Moreover, the pass-through to producer prices is nearly twice as much as that to consumer prices. Findings also provide some evidence for a strengthening in oil price pass-through to consumer inflation over time, which might reflect the growing natural gas intensity of the economy.

Keywords: Oil prices; Pass-through; Domestic prices; Import prices; Turkey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E31 F31 Q43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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