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World’s 25 faster car markets in first half 2013. Where to invest in the automotive is a must!

Are you looking to invest in the automotive sector? In case, this report is for you, giving the evidence of the worldwide 25 coolest markets during the first half this year.

The fastest growing market in the World was Peru, able to double sales from year ago jumping in the Global car market ranking from the 42nd in full year 2012 to the 32nd. In the ranking, others three South American countries, Chile, soared 14.4% in first half, the 28th World’s car market, Argentina and Uruguay.

The second best market was Nigeria, up 99.3% from last year and landed in 57th place from the 72nd, followed by Iceland, a country heavily hit by 2008 financial crisis and now recovering from the ground. Africa is the new frontier for carmakers, as confirmed by the presence in this list of Algeria the 8th fastest growing market, ranked 24th globally, Egypt, progressed 15.2% in first half (but heavily declining later) and South Africa, already one of Top 25 global market, ranked 16th in this special race.

Kazakhstan was 4th, flying up 63.5% following the 120.8% increase already posted in 2012. That’s really a high value market that will continue the jump in the next years.

Middle East is well represented, starting from Lebanon in 5th place, Qatar in 10th and the surprise of the small Yemen in 14th. However, also Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman and Bahrain are present.

From Asia, there are the Philippines in 7th, Thailand in 9th, Indonesia in 18th and – least but not last – China in 19th.

If you live in Oceania, the best place where to invest is New Zealand while if you live in Europe, only UK and Turkey should be considered.

In the table below, the list of World’s 25 faster Car markets, in first half 2013, as year on year trend:

Rank

Country

Jun ’13

I Half 2013

 

Jun

I Half 2013

2012 vs. 2011%

 

Global Rank 2012

Global Rank I Half 2013

1

Peru

28.189

163.883

 

96,7%

102,0%

29,8%

 

42

32

2

Nigeria

3.467

48.331

 

-14,2%

99,3%

-5,5%

 

72

57

3

Iceland

2.082

8.444

 

32,8%

68,5%

44,4%

 

106

96

4

Kazakhstan

14.487

68.693

 

73,1%

63,5%

120,8%

 

54

47

5

Lebanon

3.993

24.789

 

37,5%

42,3%

8,8%

 

77

74

6

Estonia

1.925

13.699

 

5,7%

38,1%

-9,1%

 

93

86

7

Philippines

16.951

102.454

 

14,9%

37,0%

19,5%

 

41

40

8

Algeria

36.477

257.947

 

4,9%

21,8%

43,7%

 

26

24

9

Thailand

123.522

736.339

 

0,1%

21,4%

81,3%

 

13

13

10

Qatar

7.949

50.270

 

18,6%

17,6%

34,6%

 

57

56

11

Egypt

16.106

102.462

 

17,8%

15,2%

13,9%

 

38

39

12

Chile

28.457

182.522

 

7,7%

14,4%

1,2%

 

30

28

13

South Africa

50.786

306.820

 

3,1%

14,3%

4,3%

 

22

23

14

Yemen

1.496

8.342

 

18,5%

14,0%

146,4%

 

97

97

15

Bahrain

4.600

25.534

 

22,8%

13,6%

49,7%

 

74

72

16

Saudi Arabia

72.600

398.547

 

12,8%

13,6%

20,6%

 

20

19

17

U.A.E.

26.434

168.276

 

4,7%

13,1%

27,8%

 

34

30

18

Indonesia

99.955

582.358

 

1,5%

12,8%

24,4%

 

15

14

19

China

1.720.166

10.717.621

 

10,2%

12,8%

5,2%

 

1

1

20

Oman

16.871

106.094

 

1,2%

12,2%

23,8%

 

36

37

21

Turkey

74.096

381.743

 

4,3%

12,1%

-10,9%

 

18

20

22

UK

238.170

1.296.961

 

12,4%

10,1%

3,8%

 

8

7

23

New Zealand

10.722

53.258

 

7,9%

9,2%

16,4%

 

53

55

24

Argentina

70.021

477.932

 

5,7%

8,7%

-2,3%

 

17

17

25

Uruguay

4.390

26.193

 

0,9%

8,7%

3,6%

 

70

70

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