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Turkey's car exports top 2.2 bln euro in Jan - report

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ANKARA (Turkey), February 13 (SeeNews) - Turkey's car exports rose by 3.2% year-on-year in January, surpassing $2.4 billion (2.2 billion euro), local media reported, citing data by Uludag Automotive Exporters' Association (OIB).

The automotive industry's exports accounted for 16.3% of the country's overall exports in January, Daily Sabah reported on Wednesday.

Private car exports alone grew by 27% on the year in the month under review.

Car sales to France totaled $276.84 million, a rise of 23% year-on-year, while sales to Spain increased by 29% to $168.69 million. 

Exports to Egypt surged by 115% in January, surpassing $48 million, whereas sales to Azerbaijan rose by 119% to $10.89 million. Sales to Iran were up by 161% to slightly over 10 million, while exports to Croatia jumped by 121% to $11.5 million, according to the media report.

($ = 0.918801 euro)