In order to evaluate the automotive sector in terms of the logistics sector, it is necessary to take a look at the figures in the automotive sector. In particular, it is important to accurately analyze the economic bottleneck and exchange rate fluctuations in the automotive sector after May 2018.
When we look at the data released by the Automotive Industry Association; In January-October period of 2018, total production decreased by 6 compared to the same period of the previous year and automobile production by 9. In the same period, we can reach the information that the total production is 1 million 298 and 282 thousand 858 units.
In addition, OSD reports; In the commercial vehicle group, production in the January-October period of 2018 was parallel to the previous year, while it remained at the same level in the light commercial vehicle group and increased in the level of 18 in the heavy commercial vehicle group. Automotive exports figures in terms of total automotive exports in terms of units in parallel with last year, automobile exports, the percentage of 5 shows a decrease. Compared to the same period of the previous year, total automotive exports increased by 2018 in dollar terms in January-October period, while 13 increased by EUR in the same period of the previous year. In this period, total automotive exports amounted to 6 Billion $, while automobile exports increased by 26,9 to $ 6 Billion. Euro-based automobile exports were down by 10,327 to 1 Billion.
In light of these figures, when we consider logistics in parallel with the automotive sector, I think it is appropriate to do two different analyzes. One of these is the added value created by the Turkish automotive industry for the logistics sector and the other is the impact of the technological development in the automotive industry on the way the logistics sector works Bunlar
Turkish automotive industry, showing a rapid development in recent years has become an important sector in the economy of the country and Turkey, regional location, high market potential, as a result of growing domestic and international market volume and investments, particularly of exported vehicles to the EU "production center ”Had been. However, the decline in 2018 has affected both the automotive sector and our stakeholders. However, in order for the Turkish automotive sector to reach its export-related targets, it is also necessary to plan and manage the logistics structure accurately and efficiently and to gain competitive power for the sector. This is only possible with the establishment of a strong logistic system physical infrastructure and workflow processes.
Today, despite the increasing logistical needs, we see that there are serious shortcomings in terms of efficient and efficient logistics services against the growth trends of the sector.
For this reason, we believe that the existing logistics infrastructure of our country should support the production and export in the future and that the automotive sector should continue its development in a way that is sufficient for its targets. Both the private sector and the public should take steps to respond to the needs of the automotive sector, which is one of the leading sectors of the country's exports when planning the logistics infrastructure and new investments. In particular, it is very important to complete the connection roads of the ports, considering that almost 90 of automotive exports is made by sea.
The technological development and R & D investments in the automotive sector are also closely related to the logistics sector. Especially considering the EU countries where our foreign trade is intense; technological investments constitute a serious situation for our sector. As is known, vehicles that use fossil fuels are banned in many countries of the EU. From this point of view, we expect the automotive sector to produce new generation vehicles that are sensitive to the environment and have the technology to be accepted all over the world. With the transformation of transportation in the coming 10 year, the whole world will switch to electric and even possibly driverless vehicles.
From the standpoint of our country's economy, international transport companies will have to invest in new fleet of vehicles. At this point, the necessary steps of the automotive industry and the production of commercial vehicles with this technology in our country will both improve our country and make it easier for us to invest. (Emre ELDENER) UTIKAD Chairman of the Board)