Imported Cars Dominate Turkish Market: Nearly 70% of Sales in 2024

Imported Vehicles Dominate the Turkish Automotive Market in the First Half of 2024

In the first half of this year, imported cars and light commercial vehicles accounted for 69.27% of total sales in Turkiye, while domestically produced vehicles made up 30.72%. According to data from the Automotive Distributors and Mobility Association (ODMD), total car and light commercial vehicle sales in Turkiye rose by 3.7% compared to the same period last year, reaching 577,981 units.

Car sales increased by 7.3% year-on-year to 462,955 units, while light commercial vehicle sales dropped by 8.7% to 115,026 units.

Domestic vs. Imported Sales Figures

From January to June, out of the 577,981 units sold, 177,591 were domestically produced, and 400,390 were imported.

During this period, domestically produced vehicles accounted for 30.72% of sales, while imported vehicles held a 69.27% share.

Domestic vs. Imported Distribution Over the Past 5 Years

Over the past five years, imported vehicles consistently outperformed domestically produced vehicles in sales. According to ODMD data, in the January-June period last year, domestic vehicles accounted for 38.13% of total sales, while imports made up 61.86%.

In the same period of 2022, the domestic share was 43.44%, and the imported share was 56.55%. In 2021, domestic vehicles held a 42.84% share, with imports at 57.15%. In 2020, the domestic share was 43.20%, and imports were at 56.79%.

Fiat Leads Domestic Sales

Fiat led the domestic sales ranking with 71,021 units sold in the first half of the year, of which 62,130 were domestically produced. Following Fiat, Renault sold 65,042 units, with 46,292 being locally made. Toyota sold 28,330 units, with 19,580 produced in Turkiye.

Hyundai and Ford followed, with Hyundai selling 29,771 units, 18,968 of which were domestically produced, and Ford selling 44,962 units, with 16,878 locally made. Togg recorded a total of 13,021 sales.

Volkswagen Tops Imported Sales

German automaker Volkswagen led the imported sales list with 41,907 units sold in the first half of the year. Following Volkswagen were Chery with 34,501 units, Peugeot with 32,373 units, Citroen with 29,931 units, and Ford with 28,084 units.

Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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