5/2/2008

Turkey's automotive exports rise sharply

Turkishpress.com - Turkey's automotive industry exports rose 52 percent in the first four months of the year over the same period of last year to reach 8.99 billion USD. Uludag Exporters' Association said Thursday that this export figure surpasses the overall export figure in 2003-- which was 7.1 billion USD, while Turkey only earned 5.9 billion USD from its automotive exports in the same period of 2007. Turkish carmakers shipped mostly passenger cars so far this year. Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Russia were the leading European countries where Turkey exported automotive products.