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16.33% of the vehicles in Turkey are “LCV” and 3.55% of them are “Truck”.

In the 2002-2021 period, while the ratio of “Truck” in total “motor vehicles” is decreased, the ratio of “LCV” is increased.

In Turkey as of March 2021; There are 867,377 trucks, 3,993,229 LCV (light commercial vehicle).

Number of Motor Vehicles by Years

Year Total LCV Truck (2) LCV / Total Truck / Total
2002 8.655.170 875.381 567.152 10,11% 6,55%
2003 8.903.843 973.457 579.010 10,93% 6,50%
2004 10.236.357 1.259.867 647.420 12,31% 6,32%
2005 11.145.826 1.475.057 676.929 13,23% 6,07%
2006 12.227.393 1.695.624 709.535 13,87% 5,80%
2007 13.022.945 1.890.459 729.202 14,52% 5,60%
2008 13.765.395 2.066.007 744.217 15,01% 5,41%
2009 14.316.700 2.204.951 727.302 15,40% 5,08%
2010 15.095.603 2.399.038 726.359 15,89% 4,81%
2011 16.089.528 2.611.104 728.458 16,23% 4,53%
2012 17.033.413 2.794.606 751.650 16,41% 4,41%
2013 17.939.447 2.933.050 755.950 16,35% 4,21%
2014 18.828.721 3.062.479 773.728 16,26% 4,11%
2015 19.994.472 3.255.299 804.319 16,28% 4,02%
2016 21.090.424 3.442.483 825.334 16,32% 3,91%
2017 22.218.945 3.642.625 838.718 16,39% 3,77%
2018 22.865.921 3.755.580 845.462 16,42% 3,70%
2019 23.156.975 3.796.919 844.481 16,40% 3,65%
2020 24.144.857 3.938.732 859.670 16,31% 3,56%
2021 (March) 24.454.396 3.993.229 867.377 16,33% 3,55%
2002-2021 182,5% 356,2% 52,9%

For other data that may be related to this statistic, you can refer to the page Vehicle-KM by Vehicle Type and Age Groups.

Source: TÜİK, Motor Vehicles, March 2021, The number of motor vehicles by years, (2002-2021)

It also includes heavy tonnage vehicles (tow trucks, tankers, etc.).

Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV): It is a motor vehicle that has a maximum allowable laden weight not exceeding 3500 kg and is designed to carry loads.

Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) : It is a motor vehicle with a maximum allowable laden weight of more than 3500 kg and manufactured to carry loads.

Vehicles published under construction machinery and heavy tonnage vehicles included in special purpose vehicles since 2004 are shown under the “Truck” heading. The ratio of these vehicles to “Truck” vehicles in 2002 and 2003 is 30%. With the assumption that this ratio (30%) remains constant, 30% should be deducted from the current number of “Trucks” (864.484 units for 2021) for the current number of “Trucks”. According to this, the number of “Trucks” can be estimated at around 600,000. https://data.tuik.gov.tr/Bulten/Index?p=Motorlu-Kara-Tasitlari-Ocak-2021-37411&dil=1 “ Number of motor vehicles (1966-2021)

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