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Uruguay April. Strong vehicles sales fueled by rising consumer confidence

Uruguayan Vehicles Market Chevrolet-Cruze-2016

Uruguayan Vehicles Market roared in the first four months of the 2017 exceeding observers  expectations. fueled by rising consumer confidence and economic recovery. Chevrolet jumped in first place while Suzuki is struggling.

Uruguay’s economy livened up notably in Q4 2016, according to comprehensive Central Bank figures, with growth surprising on the upside on the back of surging fixed investment and an acceleration in private consumption. This follows a period of paltry growth, with the country dragged down by weak performances in its larger neighbors Brazil and Argentina. The recovery has continued this year, with rising consumer confidence thanks to higher wages and falling inflation..

The domestic automotive market had doubled volume in the period 2009 -2011 when reaching the over 50.000 units. Then it stabilized initially reducing the speed growing at the record of 57.111 unit in the 2013 and then declining down at the 44.369 units reported for the 2016.

In the 2017 it is expected to start of a new positive trend.

Indeed, according to data released by the ACAU, the Asociation del Comercio Automotor del Uruguay, during the first four months of the year, total vehicles sales figures had been 16.474, up a roaring 21.5%, with April sales at 3.887, up 18.1%.

Chevrolet started the year very fast selling 2.621 cars (+79.8%) jumping on top of the market ahead of Volkswagen (+74.3%), Fiat (+16.9%), Suzuki (-8.8%), Renault (+12.9%) and Nissan (+13.2%).

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 April Rank 2017 Brand Sales April Sales 2017 Variation April Variation 2017 Share April Share 2017
3 1 Chevrolet 600 2.621 158,6% 79,8% 15,4% 15,9%
2 2 Volkswagen 606 2.345 48,2% 74,3% 15,6% 14,2%
1 3 Fiat 634 1.857 39,3% 16,9% 16,3% 11,3%
6 4 Suzuki 235 1.398 -30,7% -8,8% 6,0% 8,5%
4 5 Renault 334 1.309 -4,0% 12,9% 8,6% 7,9%
5 6 Nissan 247 979 71,5% 13,2% 6,4% 5,9%
7 7 Hyundai 215 971 88,6% 62,6% 5,5% 5,9%
8 8 Peugeot 146 838 -22,8% 37,8% 3,8% 5,1%
10 9 Ford 99 714 -3,9% 96,7% 2,5% 4,3%
11 10 Toyota 84 409 -25,7% -13,3% 2,2% 2,5%
9 11 Citroen 123 353 75,7% 10,7% 3,2% 2,1%
12 12 FAW 70 312 89,2% 50,0% 1,8% 1,9%
14 13 Lifan 49 301 -49,5% -22,4% 1,3% 1,8%
13 14 Kia 51 263 -50,0% -10,5% 1,3% 1,6%
18 15 Geely 32 223 -68,0% -44,1% 0,8% 1,4%
19 16 Honda 28 178 -50,9% -25,5% 0,7% 1,1%
17 17 BYD 38 167 90,0% -33,2% 1,0% 1,0%
15 18 Great Wall 47 163 11,9% 19,0% 1,2% 1,0%
16 19 Chery 46 142 7,0% -40,8% 1,2% 0,9%
20 20 DFSK 25 138 0,6% 0,8%
22 21 Mercedes 21 106 -36,4% -5,4% 0,5% 0,6%
19 22 Mitsubishi 28 96 -17,6% -47,0% 0,7% 0,6%
21 23 BMW 23 80 -4,2% -4,8% 0,6% 0,5%
22 24 Jac 21 77 0,0% -30,0% 0,5% 0,5%
24 25 Jeep 12 64 -58,6% 39,1% 0,3% 0,4%
23 26 Chana 14 54 -50,0% -5,3% 0,4% 0,3%
25 27 Mazda 11 51 0,0% -13,6% 0,3% 0,3%
25 28 Subaru 11 45 -35,3% 25,0% 0,3% 0,3%
26 29 Audi 8 40 -55,6% -63,3% 0,2% 0,2%
28 30 Zotye 3 30
31 31 Tata 27
27 32 Haima 4 20
26 33 Changhe 8 19
27 33 Mini 4 19
29 34 Dongfeng 2 12
29 35 ZNA 2 7
30 35 Dodge 1 7
30 36 Foton 1 6
31 36 Maserati 6
30 37 Shineray 1 5
30 37 Porsche 1 5
30 37 BAIC 1 5
30 38 Ram 1 4
31 39 JMC 3
31 40 Haval 2
31 41 Jaguar 1
31 41 Brilliance 1
31 41 Land Rover 1

Rank April Rank 2017 Group Sales April Sales 2017 Variation April Variation 2017 Share April Share 2017
3 1 General Motors 600 2.621 158,6% 79,8% 15,4% 15,9%
2 2 Volkswagen 615 2.390 43,7% 63,8% 15,8% 14,5%
4 3 Renault-Nissan 583 2.295 18,3% 13,3% 15,0% 13,9%
1 4 FCA 648 1.938 32,2% 17,2% 16,7% 11,8%
7 5 Suzuki 235 1.398 -30,7% -8,8% 6,0% 8,5%
6 6 Hyundai-Kia 266 1.234 23,1% 38,5% 6,8% 7,5%
5 7 PSA 269 1.191 3,9% 28,5% 6,9% 7,2%
8 8 Ford 99 714 -3,9% 96,7% 2,5% 4,3%
9 9 Toyota 84 409 -25,7% -13,3% 2,2% 2,5%
10 10 FAW 74 332 100,0% 58,1% 1,9% 2,0%

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