Production In Automotive Industry Up 28 Percent

16The total automotive production of Turkey raised by 455 thousand units with 28 percent growth in the first four months over the same period previous year

The Turkish automotive production has increased 28 percent, as for automobile production 15 percent in the first four months this year compared to the same period last year, according to the report released by Turkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD). The total automotive production raised by 455 thousand with 28 percent increase in the first four months over the same period previous year in Turkey.

According to the report of the OSD for production, imports, exports, sales prepared for April 2015, the automobile production increased 15 percent to the number of 266 thousand units.

The production in commercial vehicles, as in minibuses increased 166 percent, and continued in pickup 46 percent, in truck 37 percent, in bus 19 percent, in small truck 6 percent; in midibus decreased 4 percent in this period. Tractor production increased 4 percent to 16,731 units. Exports up 17 percent based on unit

In the first months, the automotive exports surged 17 percent based on unit, automobile exports 10 percent. The total exports were 335 thousand; automobile exports were 211 thousand units in January-April this year

As for the commercial vehicle exports surged 33 percent to 124 thousand. Tractor exports increased 1 percent to 4,790 units in this period over the same period last year. Heavy commercial vehicle market up 40 percent The total automotive market enlarged 56 percent to 280 thousand units in January-April over the same period last year. The sales of automobiles expanded 49 percent to 197 thousand units. The light commercial vehicle market increased 86 percent to 68 thousand units in this period

The heavy commercial vehicle market showed 40 percent increase to 15 thousand units. The truck market boosted 47 percent to 13 thousand units due to driving force of the construction sector; the bus market also raised 20 percent to 604 units in this period over the same period last year.

According to the last decade on average, the total market showed 37.4 percent, automobile market 48.1 percent, light commercial market 14.5 percent rise. In this period, the truck market enlarged 36.2 percent, bus market decreased 11 percent. In the automobile market, imported share was 72 percent; light commercial vehicle market share was 41 percent in April.