Turkey’s car exports neared USD 4.6bn in the January-June period as the country sold vehicles to 97 countries, along with autonomous regions and free zones, according to the Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association.
In this period, the share of passenger cars in the exports of the automotive industry was 30.1%, exceeding USD 4.59bn.
France, Turkey’s second main market in the automotive sector, topped the list of countries in the country’s car exports.
In the first half of the year, exports to France decreased by 30% to USD 659m compared to the same period last year.
The second country in Turkey’s passenger car exports was the UK.
In the January-June period of last year, USD 395m worth of passenger cars were sold, while the figure reached USD 522.78m in the same period this year.
Passenger car exports to Spain, which ranks third, increased from USD 405.86m to USD 456.7m.
Turkey’s exports to France, the UK, and Spain accounted for 35.7% of the country’s total passenger car exports in the January-June period, while Italy and Germany ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.