Turkish motor vehicle sales decrease 48.4 percent in Jan-Apr

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:25:46 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In April this year, Turkey's motor vehicle sales totaled 32,088 units, decreasing by 56.6 percent year on year, according to the monthly statistics released by the Turkish Automotive Manufacturers' Association (OSD). In the same month, Turkey's passenger car sales totaled 24,416 units, down 55.7 percent year on year. Meanwhile, in the first four months quarter of this year, Turkey's motor vehicle sales amounted to 123,155 units, decreasing by 48.4 percent on year-on-year basis.

In the first four months of the current year, Turkey's motor vehicle exports totaled 426,026 units, down 7.7 percent, while passenger car exports decreased by 12.5 percent to 275,967 units, both year on year. In the same period, the country exported 122,139 small trucks, down 2.7 percent year on year. In the period in question, revenues from total motor vehicle and component exports decreased by seven percent to $10.55 billion, while the revenues from passenger car exports totaled $3.9 billion, falling by 14.1 percent, both on year-on-year basis.

In April, Turkey's total motor vehicle imports amounted to 17,685 units, decreasing by 62.2 percent year on year, while passenger car imports totaled 14,187 units, down 62.1 percent, year on year. In the January-April period of this year, the country's total motor vehicle imports amounted to 68,059, falling by 53.8 percent, while passenger car imports totaled 54,611 units, declining by 53.9 percent, both compared to the same period of 2018.


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