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Turkey sees rise in registered vehicles

Turkey sees rise in registered vehicles

A total of 106,986 new and old vehicles were registered in April, according to official data

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The number of registered vehicles on Turkey’s roads was up 0.5 percent in April to over 20.2 million, the country's statistics authority said on Monday.

A total of 106,986 new and old vehicles were registered in April, according to Turkstat.

In terms of the distribution of model brands for new registered cars in April, Renault recorded 18.1 percent, Volkswagen 12.1 percent, Hyundai 6.6 percent, Fiat 6.4 percent, Opel 6.3 percent, Ford 6.2 percent, Toyota 5.5 percent, Dacia 5.5 percent, Mercedes-Benz 4 percent, Skoda 3.8 percent and other trademarks combined were 25.4 percent.

Turkstat said that in the first five months of the year, a total of 350,893 vehicles were registered by the Turkish authorities.

In total, cars represented 53.2 percent of new vehicles, small trucks 16.3 percent, motorcycles 14.9 percent, tractors 8.5 percent, trucks 4 percent, minibuses 2.2 percent, buses 1.1 percent and special purpose vehicles 0.2 percent.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s motor vehicle production increased 9 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2016, according to a monthly Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD) report released on June 8.

Automakers in the country produced nearly 594,000 vehicles, including automobiles, light commercial vehicles and tractors, within the January-May period of this year, while automobile production rose about 359,000, with an increase of 13 percent year-on-year, the OSD said.

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