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Namibia 2016. Sales dropped down. Volkswagen shines

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Namibia Auto Market 2016 dropped down losing for the second year in a row and after a very positive decade. The pick up segment lost more than the average penalized by weak Toyota, Volkswagen shining in 2nd place.

In recent years, Namibia has consolidated a healthy position in the South African countries, thanks to the immense natural resources and the fast development of tourism. The automotive industry does not include local production, as almost all vehicles sold arrive from South Africa, both in case of transit from country of origin and for local (in SA) production.

Following healthy years, when domestic market volume doubled from the 2011, when it outpaced for the first time the 10.000 units to the 2014, at 22.027, the market took a rest in the 2015, declining 8.4% before dropping down in the 2016 at 16.598, -17.7.

Heavy Trucks segment fell 38.5% at 754 units, the car passengers was down 12.1% at 7.000 and the largest segment, the LCVs (95% pick ups) declined 19.5% at 8.844.

Toyota was again the best brands, albeit losing 29.6% of sales while the second, Volkswagen, improved by 24.1% (but in absolute selling near one-third of Toyota). Third was Ford, down 6.9%.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Model Sales 2016 Sales 2015 2016 Variation
1 1 Toyota Hilux 3.000 4.259 -29,6%
2 9 Volkswagen Polo 1.374 497 176,5%
3 2 Toyota Hiace 1.200 1.260 -4,8%
4 3 Ford Ranger 994 1.093 -9,1%
5 8 Isuzu KB 990 560 76,8%
6 4 Nissan Hardbody 971 1.013 -4,1%
7 14 Toyota Fortuner 629 412 52,7%
8 13 Toyota RAV4 348 440 -20,9%
8 16 Volkswagen Amarok 348 396 -12,1%
9 6 Toyota Corolla 326 747 -56,4%
10 7 Toyota Etios 312 634 -50,8%

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