Turkey’s automotive sales down in 2017

Turkey’s automotive sales down in 2017

Turkey’s automotive sales down in 2017

Auto sales in Turkey fell 2.8 percent year-on-year in 2017, according to data from an association of automotive distributors.

Overall automotive sales, including light trucks, decreased to 956,194 units last year, down from an all-time-high of 983,720 in 2016, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (ODD) said in a statement on Jan. 5.

The number of cars sold dropped to 722,759 in 2017, marking a 4.52 percent decline from 2016, it said.

Light truck sales rose by almost 3 percent year-on-year to stand at 233,435 during the same period. 

In December, total automotive market shrank by 4 percent compared to the same period of 2016, decreasing to 136,240 units.

 Car sales decreased to 99,694 units in December with a 7.7 percent year-on-year decline.