Turkish motor vehicle output down 13.2 percent in January-April

Monday, 13 May 2019 17:54:40 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

In April this year, Turkey's motor vehicle output totaled 127,913 units, decreasing by 7.7 percent year on year, according to the monthly statistics released by the Turkish Automotive Manufacturers' Association (OSD). In the January-April period of the year, Turkey's motor vehicle output totaled 489,429 units, down 13.2 percent year on year.

In April, passenger car output amounted to 83,459 units, falling by 8.1 percent, while commercial vehicle output totaled 37,200 units, down 4.2 percent, both on year-on-year basis. In the January-April period of the current year, passenger car output totaled 322,281 units, declining by 14.3 percent, and commercial vehicle production amounted to 136,334 units, decreasing by 12.6 percent, both compared to 2018.

The overall production capacity utilization rate of the Turkish automotive industry was 74.6 percent in April, while the rate was 71.1 percent for the first four months of the year.

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