Nearly 275,000 new vehicles registered in Turkey

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The number of motor vehicle registrations in Turkey fell in the first quarter of 2018 — a 7.3 percent, year-on-year, decrease, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) Wednesday.

"The total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached 22,462,346 by the end of March," TurkStat said in a statement.

A total of 274,784 road motor vehicle registrations were recorded between January and March period, it said.

In the period, automobiles accounted for the newest registrations, 60.4 percent (166,077 cars), while 49,900 small trucks and 28,765 motorcycles represented 18.2 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, nearly 15,500 tractors were among the total number of road motor vehicles registered in the first quarter.

TurkStat added 1.9 million road motor vehicles were handed over, and 31,383 road motor vehicles were withdrawn during January to March.

"At the end of March, among 12,194,330 registered cars, the share of LPG-fueled cars was 38.2 percent followed by diesel-fueled cars with 35.8 percent and gasoline-fueled cars with 25.7 percent," TurkStat said.

Renault accounted for 16.4 percent of the new registrations, followed by Volkswagen with 11.4 percent, and Fiat with 7.6 percent.

TurkStat also highlighted that 94,588 road motor vehicles were registered in March, decreasing 8.1 percent compared with the same month of 2017 and increased 50.8 percent versus the previous month.

The next release on road motor vehicles is due on May 31, 2018.

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