Vehicle registrations up in Jan-May

The number of vehicles registered in the country rose by 61.2% year-on-year to 502,973 in the January-May period, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

In the meantime, the number of vehicle registrations surged by 47.6% in May compared to the same month of the previous year.

A total of 76,877 new and old vehicles were registered last month, Turkstat said.

The overall number of registered vehicles traveling on Turkish roads neared 24.62 million as of May.

The figure, however, decreased by 25% from a month ago, TurkStat said.

Automobiles accounted for 49.9%, followed by motorcycles 27.9%, small trucks 12.4%, tractors 6.1%, trucks 2.9%, buses 0.4%, minibuses 0.3%, and special purpose vehicles 0.1% in May.

In terms of distribution of model brands for newly registered cars, 13.3% were Renault, 13.3% Fiat, and 10.6% Volkswagen.

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