The leader of Turkey's automotive economy, the export performance in 2019, despite a 3 percent decline compared to the previous year to live on top exports became the champion for the 14th time. According to Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OIB) data, the sector's exports in 2019 amounted to $ 30,6 billion.
Baran Çelik, Chairman of the Board of OIB said, “It is pleasing that our export performance continues in a balanced manner despite the slowdown in global trade. In line with reaching the growth target in 2020, as OIB, we will continue to be a pioneer with our export-oriented works. "The fact that the domestic automotive will be produced in Bursa will increase our motivation even more."
Baran Çelik: “While our bus-minibus-midibus exports increased by double digits last year, exports fell in other main product groups. EU countries continued to be our most important market with a total export of 23,4 billion dollars. In December, we recorded an increase of up to 83 percent in Passenger Cars exports to countries including France, Italy, Germany and Egypt. "
leader of Turkey's economy, the automotive industry, the export performance in 2019, despite a 3 percent decline compared to the previous year to live on top of export has managed to become champion 14 times. According to the data of Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OIB), the export of automotive industry in 2019 was 30,6 billion dollars. In 2019, the sector reached the second highest export figure to date and reached an export average of $ 2,55 billion on a monthly basis.
The industry's exports in the last month of last year increased by 2,9 percent. December's export sector still ranks first in Turkey's exports, while $ 2,5 billion, the share of total exports amounted to 16,5 percent.
Evaluating last year's exports, OIB Board Chairman Baran Çelik said, “It is pleasing that our export performance continues in a balanced manner despite the slowdown in global trade. In line with reaching the growth target in 2020, as OIB, we will continue to be a pioneer with our export-oriented works. "The fact that the domestic automotive will be produced in Bursa will increase our motivation even more."
Noting that there were double-digit increases in bus-minibus-midibus exports last year and a decrease in other main product groups, Baran Çelik said, “Germany maintained its position as the country with the highest exports with $ 4,4 billion. EU countries for 23,4 billion dollars of exports and 77 percent share of Turkey's exports has continued its importance, "he said. Drawing attention to the 13 percent increase in passenger car exports in the last month of last year, Baran Çelik said, “We recorded an increase of 83 percent in passenger cars to countries including France, Italy, Germany and Egypt”.
Passenger car exports up 13 percent in last month
Passenger car exports in the whole of 2019 on the basis of product groups decreased by 4,5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and became 11 billion 878 million dollars. 2 percent of the supply industry exports, exports of motor vehicles for transport of goods declined by 8 percent, Bus-Minibus-Midibus exports increased by 13 percent.
Passenger car exports in the last month of last year increased by 13 percent to 1 billion 125 million dollars, while the share of industrial exports was 44 percent. Supply Industry exports increased by 2 percent to $ 799 million. Exports of Motor Vehicles for Transport of Goods decreased by 0,4 percent to $ 400 million, while Bus-Minibus-Midibus exports decreased by 15 percent to $ 164 million, while Tractor exports among other product groups decreased by 63 percent.
Germany, the country with the highest exports in the Supply Industry, decreased by 8 percent in December and 7 percent to France, one of our important markets, while exports to Romania increased by 43 percent, Slovenia by 136 percent and to Russia by 8 percent.
In December, exports to France, our largest market for passenger cars, increased by 19 percent, while there was an increase of 61 percent to Italy, 57 percent to Germany, 17 percent to Israel, 34 percent to Slovenia, and 83 percent to Egypt. There was a 21 percent decrease in exports to the UK, 33 percent to Poland and 35 percent to the USA.
Exports to the United Kingdom, which is the country with the most exports in Motor Vehicles for Transport of Goods, decreased by 50 percent in December, while exports to Italy increased by 37 percent, to Slovenia by 78 percent and to Belgium by 51 percent. Again, last month, in the Bus Minibus Midibus product group, exports to France increased by 50 percent, while exports to Germany decreased by 19 percent, to Italy by 40 percent and to Romania by 67 percent.
Germany again becomes the largest market
In last year's automotive exports, Germany was again the country with the highest exports with 4 billion 373 million dollars. Last year, exports to Germany fell by 8 percent to Italy, 11 percent to the United Kingdom, 16,5 percent to Belgium, 20 percent to Slovenia, 12 percent to Slovenia, and 28 percent to the Netherlands.
In the last month of last year, Germany also maintained its position as the country with the most exports on a monthly basis. Exports to Germany decreased by 0,4 percent to 337 million dollars. In December, France became the second largest market with an increase of 7 percent and exports of $ 294 million. Exports to Italy increased by 36 percent and reached 253 million dollars. Last month, exports to the UK decreased by 28 percent and to the United States by 30 percent, while Belgium increased 13,5 percent to Slovenia, 66 percent to Israel, 21 percent to Israel and 59 percent to Egypt.
The decline in exports to the UK was 50 percent in exports of motor vehicles for transporting goods, 21 percent in passenger cars, and 100 percent in exports of motor vehicles for transporting goods, and 35 percent in exports of passenger cars. 61 percent increase in passenger car exports and 37 percent increase in exports of motor vehicles for transporting goods also affected the increase in Italy.
Exports to the EU increased by 3,5 percent last month
On the basis of the country group, EU countries became the biggest market in automotive exports with 76,6 percent share and 23 billion 434 million dollars export in the whole year.
In December, the EU countries with 74,3 percent share and 1 billion 890 million dollars took the first place in exports again. Exports to EU countries increased by 3,5 percent. In December, African countries increased by 12 percent, other European countries by 50 percent, Middle East countries and the Commonwealth Country Group exports increased by 18 percent.