Automobile production booms in Turkey’s Bursa

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 13.04.2017 19:23
Updated 14.04.2017 00:45
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The northwestern province of Bursa is seen as the capital of the automotive industry in Turkey, and is home to two automotive giants OYAK Renault and Tofaş. During the first quarter of 2017, 44,41 percent of automobiles and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were produced in Bursa, and the production site of the city became the top national exporter in the country.

The Turkish automotive industry exported a total of 355,399 vehicles (excluding tractors) from January to March 2017, showing a 33 percent increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

Oyak Renault, realizing 22,77 percent of the total production and 22,31 percent of exports, is the Turkish leader in both categories for the first quarter of 2017. Tofaş comes in second in both categories.

Oyak Renault has exported a total of 79,277 cars from January to March, while Tofaş reached a figure of 78,531. They were followed by Ford Otosan with 75,551, Toyota with 65,548 and Hyundai Assan with 51,392).

During a single hour, 88 cars are produced in Bursa, out of which 73 are exported.

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