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Turkey’s automotive sales increase 20 pct in Jan-May period

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Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey rose by 20.1 percent year-on-year in the January-May period, reaching 183,095 units, the country’s Association of Automotive Distributors (ODD) said on Tuesday.

Passenger car sales increased by 21.7 percent on an annual basis to 146,528 units in the first five months of 2020, whereas sales of light commercial vehicles rose by 13.9 percent to 36,567 units, the ODD said in a monthly report.

In May alone, however, sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles fell by 2.4 percent over the same period last year, to 32,235.

Founded in 1987, ODD is an industrial association representing the 26 member companies with their 43 international automotive brands as of 2020.

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