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Turkey tops Spain in production of light commercial vehicles

Turkey's light commercial vehicle production in the first nine months increased by 34 percent to 408,000 units.

The Turkish car industry is now first in the manufacture of light commercial vehicles in Europe, ahead of Spain, the Automotive Manufacturers Association reported Tuesday.

Turkey became the top manufacturer of light commercial vehicles as production in the first nine months of this year increased by 34 percent to 408,000 units, the report said.

This put Turkey ahead of Spain in terms of production volume, the report said. 

It is a significant increase from last year, when Turkey was second in the manufacture of light commercial vehicles with 304,000 in the same period of the previous year, according to the report.

Turkey’s commercial vehicle market in the first ten months of year rose by 34 percent annually to 236,000. The European market saw a 12 percent advance to 1.89 million units in same period according to the report.

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