6/29/2009

Turkey's auto production up by 3.7 percent in 2008

AA - While global auto production declined 3.7 percent in 2008, Turkey's auto production increased 4.3 percent during the same year. According to data issued by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), Turkey climbed up one place in the global ranking for auto production in 2008. Turkey's auto production accounted for 1.6 percent of global production in 2008, while it has increased its auto production 4.3 percent year-on-year, reaching 1.15 million vehicles in 2008. Of the total 1.15 million vehicles produced in Turkey in 2008, 621,600 were cars, 470,500 were light commercial vehicles, while 36,800 were heavy duty vehicles and 18,100 were buses and minibuses.

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