Turkey sees 150,000+ auto sales in Jan.-May
Turkey’s overall automotive sales totaled 152,456 in the January-May period this year,
the Automotive Distributors’ Association
(ODD) reported on June 11. Distributors’ figures revealed that the market shrank by 49.57 percent, from 302,311 sales in the same period last year. In the five-month period, a total of 120,354 passenger cars were sold in Turkey, falling 48.71 percent year-on-year. On the light commercial vehicle market side, sales declined by 52.56 percent on a yearly basis, amounting to 32,102. Prominent automotive manufacturers including Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Renault, and Toyota have manufacturing operations in Turkey, which is among the world’s top auto sale markets. Around the country, a total of 620,937 automobiles and light commercial vehicles were sold last year, down from 956,194 in 2017.