Impact of Covid-19 outbreak on Turkish gasoline consumption

Bekir Oray Güngör*, H. Murat Ertuğrul, Ugur Soytas

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper investigates the effects of Covid-19 outbreak on Turkish gasoline consumption by employing a unique data set of daily data covering the 2014-2020 period. Forecast performance of benchmark ARIMA models are evaluated for both before and after the outbreak. Even the best-fit model forecasts fail miserably after the Covid-19 outbreak. Adding volatility improves forecasts. Consumption volatility increases due to the outbreak. Policies targeting volatility can reduce adverse impacts of similar shocks on market participants, tax revenues, and vulnerable groups.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Gasoline consumption
  • ARIMA models
  • ARCH family models


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