Turkish April automotive sales up 16.9 pct- association

ISTANBUL Fri May 3, 2013 8:25am EDT

ISTANBUL May 3 (Reuters) - Turkish automotive sales rose 16.9 percent in April to 73,575 units, showing signs of recovery after a difficult year in 2012, the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD) said on Friday.

Cumulative sales in the January-April period rose 13.83 percent to 226,179 units, the ODD said in an emailed statement.

Turkey's automotive sector was hit by a shrinking export market in Europe and weaker domestic demand in 2012. (Reporting by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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