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Turkey's auto sales fall in November

100,859 car and light commercial vehicles sold last month, report says

Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s car and light commercial vehicle sales in November slipped nearly 18 percent year-on-year, the Automotive Distributors' Association said Thursday.

A total of 100,859 automobiles were sold last month, down 17.5 percent from last year, according to a report from the association.

Cars constituted the bulk of last month's sales, with 75,956 automobiles sold, marking a decrease of 20.7 percent from November 2016.

Light commercial vehicle sales also annually dropped by 6.12 percent to 24,903 in the month.

In the January-November period, the country's car and light commercial vehicle sales fell 2.6 percent to 819,954 compared to same period of last year.

Car sales totaled 623,065 in the first 11 months of the year, down 3.98 percent from January-November 2016.

In this period, light commercial vehicle sales saw an increase of 2.06 percent and reached 196,889.

Renault was the top brand with 111,222 units sold in January-November 2017, followed by Fiat and Volkswagen with 101,857 and 101,188 units sold, respectively.

Additionally, a total of 61 electric cars and 3,747 hybrid cars were sold by the end of this November.

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