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Turkey: 60 out of 100 automobiles sold in 2021 were imported

Of the 100 automobiles sold in 2021, 60 were imported and 40 were domestic models produced in factories in Turkey. In 2020, this rate was 59.1%.

The share of imports in the automobile market was 60%. Of every 100 cars sold in 2021, 60 were imported and 40 were domestic models produced in factories in Turkey. In 2020, this rate was 59.1%. During the year, the share of imports increased in some months and decreased in some months. It reached the highest level with 65.5% in January, and fell to the lowest level with 52.4% in December. According to the Automotive Distributors Association data, a total of 561 thousand 853 passenger cars were sold in 2021. 335 thousand 896 of these cars were imported and 225 thousand 957 were domestic models. The share of imports in the automobile market was the highest in 2013 with 77.9%. After that year, there was a serious decrease in the share of imports. In 2017, the share of imports decreased to 70%. It fell to %66.4 in 2018 and %59.4 in 2019.

44% IN COMMERCIAL

In 2021, the share of imports in the light commercial vehicle (minibus + pickup truck) market was 44%. In the total automotive market (passenger cars + light commercial vehicles), the share of imports was 56.10%. The share of domestic production vehicles remained at 43.9%.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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