Number of vehicles used in Turkey up

Türkiye Materials 5 December 2019 14:07 (UTC +04:00)
Number of vehicles used in Turkey up

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 5

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

In October 2019, the number of vehicles used in Turkey increased by 78.6 percent, compared to October 2018, and exceeded 23.1 million vehicles, Trend reports referring to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

The TUIK report noted that in October 2019, the share of cars in the total number of vehicles in Turkey amounted to 54.1 percent, vans and trucks - 16.4 percent, motorcycles - 14.3 percent, tractors - 8.2 percent, while 7 percent accounted for other vehicles.

According to TUIK, 14.6 percent of the vehicles used were produced by Renault, 10.4 percent - by Fiat, 11.1 percent - by Volkswagen, 5.9 percent - by Honda. The remaining 58 percent accounted for other car brands.

Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are currently assembled in Turkey. Turkey also manufactures local brands of buses such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.


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