Imported Vehicles Exceed Twofold Of Domestic Ones

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According to the data from Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased 1.45 percent to 438,817 units in the first half over the same period previous year

The number of 297, 860 units of 438,817 total automobile and light commercial vehicles which were sold in the first half were the imported vehicles, the rest ones accounting for 140,957 units were domestic made vehicles. The number of 297,860 unit vehicles was met by the imported vehicles of 438,817 the total automobiles and light commercial vehicles which sold in January-June 2016 in the Turkish market.

According to the data from Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased 1.45 percent to 438,817 units in the first half compared with the same period previous year. In the first half, 67.88 percent (297,860 units) of the sold vehicles were the imported ones, as for 32.12 (140,957 units) percent was domestic made ones in the Turkish market. In terms of the brands, Volkswagen ranked atop with 59,302 units, Renault second with 58,794 units and Ford third with 50,977 units in H1 this year. While the number of 338,482 automobiles sold, of these 250,381 units were imported, 88,101 units were domestic made automobiles in January-June 2016. The share of the sold imported automobiles approached almost threefold of domestic made ones with 74 percent. In total, Renault ranked first with 52,517 units, Volkswagen second with 43,721 units, Opel third with 24,058 units. Renault has also kept its place in the domestic made automobile sales with 34,144 units. This brand followed by Fiat with 21,484 units and Toyota with 15,032 units. In the imported ones, Volkswagen was first with 43,721 units, and then Opel and Renault shared second and third line with 24,058 18,373 units respectively. In light commercial vehicles, domestic made ones overtook the imported ones. While 47,479 units of 100,335 units were met by imported ones, 52,826 ones were domestic made ones in H1. In this segment, Ford was first with 29,801 units, Fiat second with 23,383 units, Volkswagen third with 15,581 units in H1.

In the imported light commercial vehicles, the sales of Volkswagen were 15,581 units, Renault 6,277 units and Mercedes Benz 3,949 units. In sales of the domestic made light commercial vehicles, Ford ranked atop with 27,950 units. Fiat followed it with 21,029 units and Isuzu with 1,327 units.

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