NEWS Automotive        02/06/2021

Automotive sales in Turkey were 69.8% higher in May 2021

The Automotive Distributors Association (ODD) disclosed that sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 54,734 units in May 2021, an increase of 69.8% on the figure for the same month of the previous year. Sales of cars increased 72.1% to 43,138 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles increased 61.9% to 11,596 units in May 2021 compared with the same month of the previous year.

 

With regards the first five months of 2021, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 314,882 units, an increase of 72% on the figure for the same period of the previous year. Sales of cars increased 69.2% to 247,977 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles increased 83% to 66,905 units compared with the same period of the previous year.

 

In the first five months of 2021, sales of diesel automobiles were 23.6% and sales of automatic gearbox automobiles were 76.1%. Of commercial vehicle sales, 51,779 (77.4%) vans, 7,350 (11%) light trucks, 2,860 (4.3%) minibuses, and 4,916 (7.3%) pick-up trucks were sold.

 

The increase in automotive sales in Turkey in May 2021 compared with the same month of the previous year is due to the negative effect of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020.

 

In 2020, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 772,788 units, 61.3% higher than the figure for the previous year of 2019. Sales of cars increased 57.6% to 610,109 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles increased 77.2% to 162,679 units. In 2020, sales of diesel automobiles were 39.5% and sales of automatic gearbox automobiles were 71.5%. Of commercial vehicle sales, 125,038 (76.9%) vans, 18,708 (11.5%) light trucks, 7,961 (4.9%) minibuses, and 10,972 (6.7%) pick-up trucks were sold.

 

In 2019, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 479,060 units, 22.9% lower than the figure for the previous year. Sales of cars decreased 20.4% to 387,256 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles decreased 31.8% to 91,804 units. Sales in 2019 of diesel automobiles were 52% and sales of automatic gearbox automobiles were 66.5%. Of commercial vehicle sales, 66,704 (72.7%) vans, 10,838 (11.8%) light trucks, 7,203 (7.8%) minibuses, and 7,059 (7.7%) pick-up trucks were sold.

 

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