Turkey’s automotive production, including light commercial vehicles, tractors, and automobiles, amounted to 639,661 units during the first half of this year, according to the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD).
The six-month figure was up by 23.3% versus the first half of 2020, the OSD said.
Passenger car production increased by 14.8% to 416,021 units in the same period.
The capacity utilization rate in the sector was 65% from January to June.
On the sales side, the auto market, including light trucks and other vehicles, expanded 57.3% compared to the same period last year, reaching 411,952 units in the first six months of this year.
Automotive industry exports also increased by 34% to USD 14.7bn. The sector exported 461,528 vehicles during the six-month period.
In June, auto production increased by 3.8% on an annual basis to reach 107,219 units.