Tunisia June. Strong sales recovery after the shy Q1

Tunisian Vehicles Sales Renault-Captur-2018

Tunisian Vehicles Sales in the second quarter recovered the Q1 lost thanks to double-digit growth post both in April and May. Light commercial segment is pulling the market up and Isuzu has taken the leadership ahead of Citroen and Volkswagen.

Large fiscal and current account deficits are looming over the Tunisian economy, despite the latter narrowing in Q1, and expose the country to potential external shocks. Moreover, the high unemployment rate, which remained above 15% in Q1, carries the risk of continued social unrest. As recently highlighted by the IMF, the government had delayed fundamental structural reforms such as public sector wage bill cuts, fiscal tightening and the strengthening of the private sector, thus restraining growth potential

The automotive industry ended the 2016 at the record sales and was expected to consolidate the data in the 2017.

The year started slow, with Q1 down 4.7%. However, according to the data release by the local Association of Car Distributors, in the second quarter sales recovered with April and May up respectively 14.9% and 15.9% before to end the semester with June 12.5%

First Half sales have been 33.486, up 9.4%.

In this period of time, the best-selling brand was Isuzu with 3.326 sales (+17.5%) dominating the light commercial vehicles segment.

In second place Citroen with 2.821 sales (-9.9%) followed by Renault with 2.693 sales (-2.0%), Volkswagen with 2.481 (-28.5%), Hyundai with 2.375 (+50.7%) and Dacia with 2.340 (+109%).

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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 always have the year to date data updated.

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Group Sales I Half Sales Jun Variation 2017 Variation Jun Share I Half Share Jun
1 3 Renault-Nissan 5.655 1.136 25,5% 20,1% 16,9% 19,2%
2 1 PSA 4.947 784 -12,9% -13,6% 14,8% 13,2%
3 4 Hyundai-Kia 4.278 801 9,5% 17,8% 12,8% 13,5%
4 2 Volkswagen 4.033 669 -24,7% -24,7% 12,0% 11,3%
5 5 Isuzu Motors 3.326 320 17,5% 17,6% 9,9% 5,4%
6 6 FCA 2.490 519 27,7% 26,6% 7,4% 8,8%
7 12 General Motors 1.724 413 391,2% 422,8% 5,1% 7,0%
8 8 Ford 1.633 352 13,6% 13,9% 4,9% 5,9%
9 7 Toyota 1.002 173 -34,2% -34,2% 3,0% 2,9%
10 21 Suzuki 774 144 2,3% 2,4%


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