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2001 Turkey Automobile Market...
PRODUCTION
  • In year 2001 automobile production decreased 41% compared to year 2000. Production was 175,343 units in year 2001. Although domestic market demand decreases enormously, 142,000 vehicles production for export helped the producers to continue production using their capacity partially.
  • Production for domestic market in year 2001 was 33,055 units.
  1999 2000 2001 Change %
(2000/2001)
  Total automobile production 222,041 297,476 175,343 - 41 % 
  Domestic automobile production 144,582 207,450 33,055 - 84 % 

SALES

  • In year 2001, a temporary increase in sales occurred in November and December. This is due to VAT decrease which lasted for a few months and decrease in additional vehicle purchase tax for vehicles less than 1600 cc.
  • Automobile sales between the years 1999-2001.
  1999 2000 2001 Change %
(2000/2001)
  Local 157,452 207,739 59,179 - 72 % 
  Import 131,215 258,987 72,259 - 72 % 
  Total 288,667 466,726 131,438 - 72 % 
  Import % 45 % 55 % 55 %  
  • In year 2001 total automobile sales decreased 72% compared to year 2000.
  • Import vehicles market share in year 2001 reached to 55% which is quite high.

EXPORT

  • According to Exporters Union, in year 2001, export amount of automobiles increased 58% compared to year 2000. The export amount is 980 million USD.
  • In year 2001 142,300 vehicles are exported. Volume wise, increase is 74% compared to year 2000.
  1999 2000 2001 Change %
(2000/2001)
  Automobile (units) 77,459 90,026 142,288 74 % 
  Automobile (x1000 USD) 712,105 621,430 979,618 58 % 
  • In year 2001, share of export in production was 81 % which is quite high.
  • However, production capacity was used 25% only although the exports increased
 

2001

  Production 175,343 
     Export 142,288 
     Domestic   33,055 
  Export / Production (%) 81 
  Capacity (units) 692,004 
  Production / Capacity (%) 25 
  Domestic / Capacity (%)

SUMMARY

In year 2001, economic crisis hit Turkish Automobile sector hard. Sales became the lowest in last 10 years. Sales decreased 72% compared to year 2000. However exports increased 74% compared to year 2000 and export volume became 142,300. Because of exports, decrease in automobile production stopped at 41% and production kept going partially.

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