Turkey’s revenues from highway and bridge operation hit 800M liras

Business Materials 21 January 2015 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey's revenues from the usage of highways and bridges amounted to 854,255,000 Turkish liras in 2014, the Turkish General Directorate of Highways said Jan. 19.

Some 339,491,789 vehicles operated on the motorways and bridges in Turkey during this period, according to the report.

Some 70,684,916 vehicles used the motorways and bridges in Turkey in December.
The number of vehicles in the country has reached 18,693,972 as of 10 months of 2014, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute.

Cars accounted for 52.2 percent of the total number of vehicles in Turkey, trucks - 16.3 percent, motorcycles - 14.8 percent, tractors - 8.6 percent, buses - 6.4 percent, other vehicles - 1.7 percent, according to the Statistics Institute.

Around 41.4 percent of vehicles in the country run on liquefied petroleum gas, 29.3 percent - gasoline and 29.6 percent - diesel fuel.

Turkey ranks sixth in Europe for motor vehicle production.

The cars of Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN brands are assembled in Turkey.

Turkey also manufactures domestic brand buses, such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.

The official exchange rate is 2.3424 TRY/USD Jan. 21.


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Edited by CN