Number of registered vehicles increases in November
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
AFP PhotoMotor vehicle registration in Turkey has increased 27.4 percent in November from the previous month as motorists applied to register over 95,000 new vehicles, a 3.4 percent increase year on year.
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) released its Road Motor Vehicles figures for November 2013 yesterday.
For the month of November 2013, automobiles lead vehicle registration at 63.7 percent, followed by small trucks at 12.1 percent. Motorcycles came in third at 12 percent. Tractors came in fourth with 6.2 percent, and minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles shared the remainder.
For the first eleven months of 2013 (in January-November period), the total number of motor vehicles registered in Turkey logged a 3.4 percent increase, reaching 17.87 million. In that period, 1,049 million new motor vehicles were registered and the registrations of 203,439 vehicles were cancelled.
In the first eleven months of the year, out of the total vehicles in Turkey, automobiles enjoyed the lion’s share with 51.6 percent of new registrations, and small trucks accounted for 16.4 percent. Motorcycles came in third at 15.2 percent and tractors followed at 8.7 percent. Trucks took 4.2 percent, minibuses 2.3 percent, buses 1.3 percent and special purpose vehicles 0.2 percent.
As of November, the most preferred car brand was Volkswagen, representing 15.2 percent of new registrations. Renault followed the German manufacturer with 12.7 percent; Ford, with 9.7 percent.
Opel came next, with 7.6 percent. Hyundai took 7.3 percent, Toyota 7 percent, Fiat 6.3 percent, BMW 3.9 percent, Dacia 3.6 percent, and Peugeot 3.2 percent. Other brands made up 23.7 percent of new vehicle registrations