Ali Haydar Bozkurt, President of the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), made statements regarding the automobile market, which is shrinking every month in 2022. Yenigün stated that the most important event of 2022 in the automobile market will be ‘availability’.
Speaking to Yiğitcan Yıldız from Habertürk, ODD President Ali Haydar Bozkurt said, “We are faced with an inflationary environment in the world. The increase in costs has increased the possibility of an increase in vehicle prices.”
ODD President Ali Haydar Bozkurt noted that the expectation that each quarter will be better than the previous one and that the impact of the chip crisis will decrease in the predictions for 2022, said, “However, the Russia-Ukraine war has completely changed the situation. When we look today, we see that problems related to supply and logistics have increased. These problems are “It is more complex, complex and has grown. The estimates made worldwide this year show that it will result in the inability to produce 3-5 million vehicles under normal conditions. Supply-related problems will continue into the next year,” he said.
Emphasizing that the first agenda item in the Turkish automotive industry in 2022 will be ‘availability’, Bozkurt said, “As the uncertainties regarding chip, logistics and raw materials caused by the problems of the pandemic continue, it becomes difficult to predict the market closure for 2022. According to the domestic market forecasts for 2022, last year’s domestic market It will be a great success to catch up with their traditions,” he said.
COST INCREASE WILL BE REFLECTED ON PRICES
Drawing attention to the inflationary environment in the world, Ali Haydar Bozkurt said, “There are serious jumps in energy prices on top of this. This will cause the inflation increase trend to continue. Although the FED tries to restrain this inflationary environment with a rapid rate hike cycle, inflationary pressures in our country and in the world The environment will continue in 2022. This will inevitably increase the costs of all companies and brands. The increase in costs has also increased the possibility of an increase in prices for both new and second-hand vehicles. Therefore, the system has a supply and a price side. This situation affects vehicle availability. “At the same time, the possibility of prices to continue upwards increases due to inflation,” he shared.
ODD Chairman of the Board Bozkurt also mentioned that the automotive industry constitutes a significant proportion of the state’s total tax revenues and said that steps should be taken in parallel with the developments in the world.
In this context, Bozkurt noted that the sector creates a very serious resource, including vehicle purchase taxes, VAT, SCT, Motor Vehicle Tax, the tax on fuel used in vehicles, the taxes paid by companies and the employment it creates. We need to take the necessary steps together within the framework of a sustainable medium-term plan with the aim of achieving harmony,” he said.
“WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR COMPETITIVE POWER”
Explaining that the size of the domestic market is important, Bozkurt said, “The size of the domestic market is important in terms of paving the way for new investments to come to our country with advanced new technologies in order to maintain our competitive advantage in the global arena. “We need to be prepared and maintain our competitive power in the global arena. In this case, it would be appropriate to re-evaluate and put our taxation system into operation according to the current conditions. This will pave the way for the development of policies that will bring the domestic market back to the 1 million level.”