Pakistan: 2013 Car Market dropped 21% and was one of the worst globally.

Accordingly with data released by P.A.M.A., (Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association) light vehicle sold in December 2013  in the country were 8.818, down 43.7% from last year, the 5th loss in a row. Full Year sales were 138.248, down 21.8% from year ago.

During the year, in Pakistan many announcements regarding government intention to boost hybrid car market had been released.

Hybrid vehicles are welcomed in many countries as the environmentally friendly future of motoring. But in Pakistan, the government hoped they might also address a more immediate concern — crushing winter gas shortages.

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is widely used as fuel by Pakistani motorists as a cheaper alternative to petrol, but demand far outstrips supply in winter. The result is gas shortages that mean people cannot cook or heats their homes and which damage the economy by halting industrial work.

Last June, a month after winning the general election, the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it would slash import duties on hybrids. So, all Hybrids vehicles with displacement below 1800 cc has been exempted from all duties and taxes, while models up to 1800 cc would get 50% relief and those up to 2500 cc, the 25%. After sixth month, this brilliant action allowed the sales of zero hybrid vehicles and the long queues for fueling gas in this winter were longer than in the previous.

Indeed this policy looks purely irrational in one of country more underdeveloped globally, with just few new models sold and a high level of pre-owned vehicles imported, and where hybrids vehicles are not imported, for their high price.

In the table below, please find the All Brands sales data and ranking:

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

 

  Dec

Sales 2013  

Share 2011

Share 2012

Share H1 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

1

1

Suzuki

5.955

75.871

58,8%

58,8%

53,1%

67,5%

54,9%

2

2

Toyota

1.982

38.224

29,2%

30,2%

29,7%

22,5%

27,6%

3

3

Honda

655

23.116

8,2%

9,5%

16,6%

7,4%

16,7%

4

5

Hyundai

194

341

0,1%

0,0%

0,0%

2,2%

0,2%

5

6

Nissan

32

159

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,1%

In the table below, please find the ALL Models data and ranking:

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Model

Dec

Sales 2013

Share 2012

Share H1

Share Dec

Share 2013

1

2

Suzuki Mehran

1.979

31.305

14,2%

22,7%

22,4%

22,7%

2

1

Toyota Corolla

1.534

33.053

29,3%

26,0%

17,4%

23,9%

3

3

Suzuki Cultus

1.384

14.371

5,5%

9,2%

15,7%

10,4%

4

4

Suzuki Bolan

1.306

13.922

21,1%

9,5%

14,8%

10,1%

5

6

Suzuki Ravi

957

10.724

7,7%

8,0%

10,8%

7,8%

6

9

Toyota Hilux

396

4.165

2,7%

2,7%

4,5%

3,0%

7

5

Honda City

390

12.603

3,6%

8,6%

4,4%

9,1%

8

8

Suzuki Swift

329

5.390

4,6%

3,8%

3,7%

3,9%

9

7

Honda Civic

265

10.519

0,8%

8,0%

3,0%

7,6%

10

12

Hyundai Shehzore

194

341

0,0%

0,0%

2,2%

0,2%

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