Turkey in 2002 to 4.6 million the number of cars registered in traffic, by the end of 2020 reached 13.1 million.
Turkey Statistics Institute data (a compilation made from TUIK), the number of motor vehicles registered in traffic in 8 categories, at the end of 2002 was recorded at 8 million 655 thousand. Although the total number of vehicles reached 16 million 89 thousand in 2011, it exceeded 24 million 144 thousand at the end of last year.
The number of motorcycles, which was very popular in the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic, rose to 3 million 512 thousand last year. The number of motorcycles was 1 million 46 thousand at the end of 2002.
THE HIGHEST INCREASE RATE ON THE TRUCK
In the period in question, the highest rate of increase among registered vehicles was registered in the van, which is often preferred in urban freight transport. The number of trucks, which was 875,000 in 2002, increased by 350 percent to 3,938,000 at the end of 2020.
The number of tractors, which are considered indicators of modern agriculture, also increased in this period, reaching 1 million 958 thousand from 1 million 180 thousand.
The number of registered cars in transit went from 4 million 600 thousand at the end of 2002 to 13 million 99 thousand at the end of last year. The number of cars has increased by about 8.5 million in 19 years.
There are 212 thousand buses on the roads
The number of buses, one of the leading vehicles in interurban transport, increased from 120,000 in 2002 to 212,000 at the end of 2020.
The number of trucks used in construction projects and heavy cargo transportation, on the other hand, increased from 567 thousand to 859 thousand in this period.
Although the number of minibuses, which are among the prominent means of transport in urban public transport, was registered at 241 thousand in 2002, it reached 493 thousand at the end of 2020.
The number of special-purpose motor vehicles, meanwhile, increased from 23,000 in 2002 to 70,000 at the end of last year.
According to TURKSTAT data, the number of motor vehicles in 2002, 2011 and 2020 is as follows: