Industry: Automotive production in Turkey down 8% in Q1

12 April, 11:25

(ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, APRIL 12 - Automotive production in Turkey was down 8% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, as Anatolia news agency reported. According to figures of Automotive Industry Association (OSD), Turkey's automotive production was down 8% and car manufacturing was down 16% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012. The overall automotive production was 144,000, Turkey produced 98,000 cars in the mentioned period. Turkey-made automobile sales were down 17%, while the decrease in imported automobile sales was 22% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012. Moreover, Turkey's automotive exports were down 6% and the decrease in car exports was 10% in the same period. Turkey exported 200,000 automotive products and 113,000 cars in the first three months of 2012.



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