Iranian vehicles market was still marginally positive in the first half 2018, despite the intensified international tensions after the announcement of US to restart sanctions. With 768.319 sales (+3.9%) the market was above observers expectations. Saipa took the leadership over Peugeot.
Polish cars sales boomed in July with +31% and 45.205 units, keeping the impressive 2018 pathway pushed up by a robust economy acceleration. Driven by strong economic growth ans Zloty depreciation, the market is going to establish a new all time record, hitting the half million units.
Czech Republic Autos sales were strong in July with 21.638 units (+10.1%) recovering all the first half lost. Remarkable the monthly score of Volkswagen and Hyundai, both up over 40%. Skoda is leader with over 32% of market share.
JJordanian Auto Sales started the 2018 losing in double-digit in the first half. The vehicles demand was hit by weakness in the economy and regional instability. Kia was back market leader improving sales by 6%.
Qatari new vehicles kept falling in the first half 2018 despite the government decision to postpone the VAT introduction at the next year. The marginal lost (4.6%) reported in the Q2 could be a sign of improved market conditions and the second half outlook is moderately positive.
Chilean Vehicles Market is the fastest growing market in Latin America year to date in the 2018 with July sales strong again with 31.285 units (+11.4%) projecting the year at the new all time record. Chevrolet is back on top followed by Suzuki and Kia.
Croatian Auto market kept booming in July with 5.737 sales, up 39.1%. Several brands are reporting huge progress but the leader Volkswagen excavated a huge margin overall in July, with sales up 81.3%. The best selling model is the Skoda Octavia which overtook the Renault Clio in July.
Israel Vehicles Market down 0.8% in July with 25.452 sales confirming the moderately negative trend in place. Hyundai takes 15.7% of market share followed by Kia and Toyota while Mitsubishi emerges as the fastest growing brand this year.
Japan Auto Market was moderately positive in July with 441.457 sales, up 3.3% reducing the annual lost. Within the car passenger's, Toyota stands at 30% market share while Mitsubishi is the best performer and Subaru the worst.
Hungarian Vehicles Market kept the momentum in July with 12.043 sales (+35.1%) fueled by the strong GDP expansion and buoyant consumer spending. Suzuki is booming taking over 16% of market share, ahead of Ford and Skoda.
Bulgarian vehicles sales kept the impressive momentum in July with 4.014 units (+16.3%) pushed up by strong economic growth supported by the European Community subsidies. Renault took the leadership overtaking the traditional leader, Dacia.