Turkey’s passenger car sales in May reported at43,138 units, up by 72.1pc from the year prior. Light commercial vehicles sales rose 61.9pc to 11,596 units. While total production has jumped by 69.8pc to 54,734 units in May compared to the prior year.
From January-May, car sales rose by 69pc to 247,977 units and light commercial vehicles sales increased by 83pc to 66,905 units from the prior-year period, according to data released by Turkey’s Automotive Distributor’s Association (ODD). Total sales in the first five months recorded at 314,882 units compared to 183,095 units sold in the prior period.
Segment-wise, the most in demand were sedans with 103,259 units sold from January-May followed by SUVs and hatchbacks.
In May, total vehicles sales however fell by 11pc compared to April. Sales of passenger cars were down 11pc to 43,138 units and light commercial vehicle sales slipped by 12pc to 11,596 vehicles. Sales have deteriorated from a month ago indicating slow momentum amidst lower production levels owing to semiconductor shortage.