Turkish auto industry produces 1.1M vehicles in Jan-Nov

Country's automotive exports slip 19% to $23.1B in 11-month period, says sectoral body

Tuba Sahin   | 14.12.2020
Turkish auto industry produces 1.1M vehicles in Jan-Nov


Automakers in Turkey produced some 1.15 million vehicles -- including automobiles and commercial vehicles -- in this January-November, according to a sectoral report.

The figure was down 13% year-on-year, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on Sunday.

The country's passenger car production also fell 14% to 761,743 during the same period.

The report said around 72% of manufactured vehicles were exported, marking a 28% annual decline to 821,900 units in the first 11 months of 2020.

Taking the lion’s share in the country's total exports in January-November with 15%, automotive exports stood at $23.1 billion, decreasing 19% on a dollar basis compared to the last year.

The association also said Turkey's overall auto sales market, including light trucks and other vehicles, grew 73% annually, reaching 688,180 in the first 11 months of this year.

Top international automakers -- including Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Renault, and Toyota -- have factories in Turkey, one of the world’s top auto sale markets.

In November, auto production increased 5.4% on an annual basis to 143,264.

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