While the world takes a break, Turkey increases its automotive production

According to the Automotive Industry Association’s monthly sector evaluation report, total automotive production in August increased by 41 percent compared to the previous year to 106 thousand 748, and increased by 14,4 percent compared to 2019.

While the production of commercial vehicles was 47 thousand 209 with an increase of 56.7 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, the production of passenger cars became 59 thousand 539 with an increase of 31.7 percent compared to the previous year.

In the January-August period of 2021, total production increased by 14 percent and automobile production increased by 6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. In this period, total production was 814 thousand 520 units and automobile production was 511 thousand 766 units.

Production increased by 26 percent in the first 8 months of the year compared to the same period of the previous year.

In the January-August period of 2021, the total market increased by 26% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 522 thousand 244 units. In this period, the automobile market increased by 23 percent and amounted to 391 thousand 392 units.

In the commercial vehicle group, production increased by 34 percent in the January-August period of 2021, while it increased by 50 percent in the heavy commercial vehicle group and 32 percent in the light commercial vehicle group. Compared to the January-August period of 2020, the commercial vehicle market increased by 34 percent, the light commercial vehicle market by 28 percent and the heavy commercial vehicle market by 79 percent.

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In the January-August period of 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year, total automotive exports increased by 14 percent and automobile exports increased by 2 percent. In this period, total exports amounted to 595 thousand 425 units, while automobile exports amounted to 365 thousand 704 units.

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