ISTANBUL

Turkey saw 52,080 new registrations of road motor vehicles in May, the country’s statistical authority reported Monday.

TurkStat said the number of new motor vehicle registrations last month fell 9.8% on a yearly basis, while increased 29.6% on a monthly basis.

Among the 52,080 vehicle registrations in May, cars accounted for 43.7%, followed by motorcycles at 37.4%, small trucks at 8.8% and tractors at 7.4%, according to TurkStat.

Trucks, minibus, bus and special purpose vehicles constituted 2.7% of new registrations.

Among 22,748 newly registered cars in May, Renault’s share was 19.1%, while Peugeot (15.2%), Opel and Fiat (both 9%), and Citroen (6.3%) followed it.

The total number of road motor vehicles registered reached 23.45 million as of the end of May, TurkStat said, adding: “Cars represented 54.1%, small trucks 16.4%, motorcycles 14.4%, tractors 8.2%, trucks 3.6%, minibuses 2.1%, buses 0.9% and special purpose vehicles 0.3% of total number of road motor vehicles registered.”

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