A recovery pace in exports from Turkey's automotive industry has been slowing down since January this year, data released by a regional automotive exporters' union showed.
The increase in automotive exports slid to 20.9 percent in April from 44.1 percent in January against a background of a historic drop of 32 percent in 2009 over the previous year.
Despite a 51.4 percent rise in December 2009, the sector, which is considered as "the locomotive" of the Turkish economy, suffered a $7.54 billion blow in exports due to the global economic recession.
However, figures in the first four month of 2010 showed an increase of $5.65 billion or 35.2 percent. Four-month exports in 2009 were $4.18 billion.
The following chart shows rise in automotive export figures for the last five months: ,
AALast Mod: 07 Mayıs 2010, 14:53