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Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Market has Shown an Increase of 10% in 2013

ISTANBUL, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

While Passenger Car Market Increased 19.48%, Light Commercial Vehicle Market Decreased 14.79%.  

In 2013, Turkey's passenger car and light commercial vehicle total market increased 9.72% in comparison to the last year and presented a number of 853,378. In 2012, a total market sales value of 777,761 was reached.

Passenger car sales went up 19.48% in 2013, in comparison to the last year and became 664,655. In 2012, 556,280 purchases were made.

In 2013, light commercial vehicle market decreased 14.79%, in comparison to the year before, to 188.723. Last year, the sales reached 221,481.

Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Market has shown an increase of 12.41% in December of 2013.   While Passenger Car Market Increased 25.05%, Light Commercial Vehicle Market Decreased 17.27%.  

In December 2013, passenger car and light commercial vehicle market reached 129,718. In comparison to the total number of 115.400 in December 2012 passenger car and light commercial vehicle market, the sales increased in a ratio of 12.41%.

In December 2013, passenger car sales went up by 25.05% in comparison to the same month of the year before and became 101,199.

Light commercial vehicle sales went down by 17.27% in comparison to December 2012 and had a regression to the number of 28,519.

In 2013, comparison with the previous year, an increase of 21.5% in the sales of passenger cars below 1600cc and 10.8% in the sales of passenger cars over 2000cc was observed. As for the sales of the passenger cars with a 1600-2000cc motor volume, a decrease of 7.9% was observed.

In the domestic market of our country in 2013, 31 electric vehicles below 85kW were sold.

When the average emission values of the passenger car market in 2013 are considered, the passenger cars between 100-120g/km took the largest piece of the pie with a ratio of 35.9% and with a number of 238,816.

In 2013, diesel passenger car sales grabbed a share of 58.8%, while the automatic transmission passenger cars had a share of 38.9%.

In 2013, 86% of the passenger car market segment again consisted of the vehicles in the A, B and C segments whose tax ratios are low. The highest sales numbers according to segments were reached in Segment C with a share of 51.0% (a quantity of 339,034) and according to frame, the most preferred body type was the Sedan (44.6%, a quantity of 296,240).

Passenger car and light commercial vehicle market witnessed an increase of 12.41% in first, 11.84% in second, 7.64% in third and 8.09% in the last quarters of 2013. Passenger car and light commercial vehicle market finished 2013 with an increase of 9.72%. While an increase of 19.48% showed itself in the passenger car market, a reduction of 14.79% in light commercial vehicle market was observed in 2013.

Hayri ERCE, PhD

Executive Coordinator

Automotive Distributors' Association

In 2013, Turkey's passenger car and light commercial vehicle total market has presented a sales number of 853,378. In comparison to the total number of 777,761 in 2012 passenger car and light commercial vehicle market, the sales went up in a ratio of 9,72%.

In December 2013, passenger car and light commercial vehicle total market has presented a number of 129,718. In comparison to the total number of 115.400 in December 2012 passenger car and light commercial vehicle market, the sales increased in a ratio of 12.41%.

Passenger car and light commercial vehicle market, in comparison to the average 10-year December sales, has shown an increase of 34.21%.

Passenger car sales went up 19.48% in 2013, in comparison to the last year and became 664,655. In 2012, the sales reached 556,280.

In December 2013, passenger car sales went up 25.05% in comparison to the same month of the year before and increased to 101,199. Last year, the sales reached 80,926.

The passenger car market, in comparison to the average 10-year December sales, has shown an increase of 61.22%.

The "Seasonally Annual Adjusted Rate" of the passenger car market was around 710,000 for December 2013.

In 2013, the light commercial vehicle market went down by 14.79% in comparison to the last year and had a regression to the number of 188.723. In 2012, the sales reached 221,481.

In December 2013, light commercial vehicle sales decreased 17.27% in comparison to the last year, to 28,519. Last year, the sales reached 34,474.

The light commercial vehicle market, in comparison to the average 10-year December sales, has shown a decrease of 15.83%.

The "Seasonally Annual Adjusted Rate" of the light commercial vehicle market was around 210,000 for December 2013.

When the 2013 period passenger car market is studied in terms of engine volume, the biggest slice of the pie was taken by passenger cars under 1600cc with a ratio of 94.1% and a number of 625,621. Passenger cars between 1600 to 2000cc followed them with a ratio of 5.0% and passenger cars above 2000cc with a ratio of 0.9%. In 2013, comparison with the previous year, an increase of 21.5% in the sales of passenger cars below 1600cc and 10.8% in the sales of passenger cars over 2000cc was observed. As for the sales of the passenger cars with a 1600-2000cc motor volume, a decrease of 7.9% was observed.

In the domestic market of our country in 2013, 31 electric vehicles below 85kW were sold.

      ENGINE
      VOLUME   ENGINE TYPE    End of 2012      End of 2013     Change    SCT   VAT
                             Qty     Share     Qty     Share
    less than
     or equal
    to 1600cc      B/D     514.860  92,55%   625.621   94,13%   21,51%   40%   18%
     1601cc -
    less than
     or equal
    to 2000cc      B/D      35.851   6,44%    33.035    4,97%   -7,85%   80%   18%
     greater
     than or
     equal to
      2001cc       B/D       5.385   0,97%     5.968    0,90%   10,83%  130%   18%
    less than
     or equal
     to 85 kW   ELECTRIC       184   0,03%        31    0,00%  -83,15%    3%   18%
      86kW -
    less than
     or equal
     to 120kW   ELECTRIC         0   0,00%         0    0,00%       -     7%   18%
     greater
     than or
     equal to
      121kW     ELECTRIC         0   0,00%         0    0,00%       -    15%   18%
             Sum           556.280 100,00%   664.655  100,00%   19,48%   TAX RATES


When the 2013 passenger car market is studied in terms of average emission values, passenger cars between 100-120 gr/km have the highest share of 35.9% (238,816) and following this, passenger cars between 120-140 gr/km have a share of 32.5% (216,016).

    CO2 AVERAGE EMISSION
       VALUES (gr/km)       End of 2012       End of 2013      Change
                           Qty     Share      Qty      Share
        < 100 gr/km       18.635    3,35%    56.570    8,51%   203,57%
      greater than or
    equal to 100 - < 120
           gr/km         175.353   31,52%   238.816   35,93%    36,19%
      greater than or
    equal to 120 - < 140
           gr/km         200.322   36,01%   216.016   32,50%     7,83%
      greater than or
    equal to 140 - < 160
           gr/km         117.768   21,17%   116.245   17,49%    -1,29%
      greater than or
     equal to 160 gr/km   44.202    7,95%    37.008    5,57%   -16,28%
            Sum          556.280  100,00%   664.655  100,00%    19,48%


Diesel passenger car sales in 2013 increased 19.6% in comparison to the last year. Diesel share in passenger car sales in 2013, when compared to 2012, have increased from 58.7% to 58.8% (390,730).

         DIESEL           End of 2012           End of 2013       Change
                              Share in the          Share in the
                       Qty      Segment      Qty       Segment
        A (Mini)          55      3,77%         69      2,33%     25,45%
       B (Entry)      95.451     51,54%    127.183     55,41%     33,24%
      C (Compact)    179.709     62,78%    205.820     60,71%     14,53%
       D (Medium)     38.271     57,23%     41.544     57,72%      8,55%
       E (Luxury)     11.281     78,80%     13.873     74,87%     22,98%
    F (Upper Luxury)    1963     90,09%       2241     85,80%     14,16%
          Sum        326.730     58,73%    390.730     58,79%     19,59%


In 2013, automatic transmission passenger car sale shares, in comparison to 2012, increased to 28.4%. Automatic transmission passenger car sale shares 2013, in comparison to last year, increased from 36.2% to 38.9% (a number of 258,312).

         AUTOMATIC
        TRANSMISSION          End of 2012         End of 2013     Change
                                                        Share in
                                  Share in the             the
                           Qty      Segment      Qty     Segment
          A (Mini)           738     50,62%      1.329    44,91%   80,08%
         B (Entry)        40.518     21,88%     49.278    21,47%   21,62%
        C (Compact)       98.040     34,25%    129.601    38,23%   32,19%
         D (Medium)       45.459     67,98%     56.995    79,19%   25,38%
         E (Luxury)       14.314     99,99%     18.498    99,83%   29,23%
      F (Upper Luxury)     2.179    100,00%      2.611    99,96%   19,83%
            Sum          201.248     36,18%    258.312    38,86%   28,36%


In 2013, 86% of the passenger car market segment again consisted of the vehicles in the A, B and C segments whose tax ratios are low. When evaluated according to segments, Segment C with a share of 51.0% has the highest sales volume (339,034) and Segment B follows it with a share of 34.5% (229,547).

In 2013, when evaluated according to frame, most preferred body type was again Sedan (44.6%, a quantity of 296,240). Following Sedan passenger cars, Hatchback frame with a share of 37.9% and a sales volume of 252,179 and SUV with a share of 11.5% and total sales volume of 76,616.

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