Oman Vehicle Market was flat in the first half 2014.

Oman Vehicle Market was flat in the first half 2014 with strong performance from many Japanese brands, leaded by Toyota, a part a surprisingly weak Nissan, despite the success of new Patrol. The trend should keep horizontal for this year.

Automotive industry rose 1% confirming its position as 35th global car market achieved with an impressive series of growing years. Still positive economic outlook will further push car demand up in the next months.

In June 2014 according to data released by focus2move Research Team collected through local sources and Omani Authority for Transportation, total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold have been 17.756, up 4.0% compared with the correspondent month last year. In the first half of the market sales have been 107.536, up only 0.2% from year ago.

Following year of fast development, the Omani market this year is flat despite data from economy should support a further increase in the consumer’s demand. Real GDP this year is expected up 5% while inflation rate should drop below the 3% at lowest level in last years.

During the last half Toyota was able to further improve its amazing market share and now holds 55% of total market with sixth models in the June best sixth positions: Land Cruiser P/U, Hilux, Prado, Land Cruiser, Hiace and Corolla.

Nissan struggled in June losing over 50% of sales from the correspondent month last year, losing the second place and paying a heavy tribute in terms of market share. It was outpaced by Hyundai, almost stable near 10% of market share.

However, June reported heavy year on year changes in the data, with Fuso, Suzuki and Isuzu more than doubling sales while Jeep, Dodge Daihatsu and, for the first time, Geely reported double digit losses.

In the interactive tables below you can sort through the Best-selling models.

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Rank June Rank I Half Model June 2014 I Half 2014 June Var YoY I Half Var. Share May Share June Share Ytd
1 2 Toyota Land Cruiser P/U 1.971 11.083 40,4% 19,3% 9,7% 11,1% 10,3%
2 1 Toyota Hilux 1.840 12.665 -28,2% -8,5% 12,6% 10,4% 11,8%
3 4 Toyota Prado 1.688 9.853 17,1% 27,2% 8,1% 9,5% 9,2%
4 3 Toyota Land Cruiser 1.608 10.335 26,8% 13,8% 9,1% 9,1% 9,6%
5 5 Toyota Hiace 866 4.173 38,3% 31,0% 3,8% 4,9% 3,9%
6 6 Toyota Corolla 600 3.939 1,0% -0,2% 4,8% 3,4% 3,7%
7 7 Nissan Patrol 428 2.665 10,3% 14,3% 2,2% 2,4% 2,5%
8 8 Hyundai Elantra 425 2.479 -2,1% 40,1% 2,9% 2,4% 2,3%
9 9 Lexus LX 379 2.337 25,9% 5,8% 2,1% 2,1% 2,2%
10 10 Hyundai Santa fe 368 2.092 25,6% 39,7% 2,1% 2,1% 1,9%
11 14 Toyota Fortuner 333 1.533 125,0% 13,9% 1,4% 1,9% 1,4%
12 11 Hyundai Accent 322 1.841 -5,0% 1,7% 1,6% 1,8% 1,7%
13 13 Fuso Canter 288 1.648 476,0% 1036,3% 1,7% 1,6% 1,5%
14 17 Kia Cerato 284 1.376 53,5% -18,6% 1,3% 1,6% 1,3%
15 15 Isuzu NPR 266 1.443 964,0% 47,1% 1,3% 1,5% 1,3%
16 12 Toyota Camry 256 1.757 -42,0% -21,2% 2,0% 1,4% 1,6%
17 19 Hyundai Tucson 233 1.286 -7,9% -0,2% 1,5% 1,3% 1,2%
18 18 Toyota Yaris 228 1.354 142,6% 87,3% 1,5% 1,3% 1,3%
19 23 Kia Optima 201 1.056 71,8% 26,0% 1,2% 1,1% 1,0%
20 20 Nissan Sunny 198 1.285 -33,3% -67,1% 1,3% 1,1% 1,2%
21 29 Kia Rio 168 660 833,3% -32,4% 0,9% 0,9% 0,6%
22 21 Hyundai Sonata 166 1.120 23,0% 48,1% 1,2% 0,9% 1,0%
23 22 Toyota RAV4 151 1.101 25,8% 13,6% 0,8% 0,9% 1,0%
24 16 Kia Sportage 145 1.386 -17,1% -5,1% 1,2% 0,8% 1,3%
25 27 Lexus ES 144 821 95,7% 85,9% 1,0% 0,8% 0,8%

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