Turkey’s car exports hit $4.6 billion between January and June, with the country selling vehicles to 97 countries, as well as autonomous regions and free zones, according to data from the Exporters Association. of Uludag Automotive Industry on Saturday.
During this period, the share of passenger cars in automotive industry exports was 30.1%, exceeding $4.59 billion.
France, Turkey’s second main automotive market, tops the list of the country’s car exporting countries.
In the first half of the year, exports to France fell 30% to $659 million compared to the same period last year.
The second country of Turkey’s passenger car exports was the United Kingdom.
In the January-June period last year, $395 million worth of passenger cars were sold, while that figure rose to $522.78 million in the same period this year.
Passenger car exports to Spain, which ranks third, rose from $405.86 million to $456.7 million.
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.
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