Honduras 2017. Nissan boomed sales taking the leadership

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Markets Facts & Data section includes reports published on over 130 markets. We cover the top markets on monthly basis, while mid size markets are reported each quarter and small/new markets are covered on semestral base. Each report feature the country economic environment before reporting on market volumes, with table for sales data by brand, manufacturer and models.

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Honduras 2017. Nissan boomed sales taking the leadership

Honduras Vehicles Market in the 2017 was almost positive with sales up 19%, recovering the previous year fall. Sales were driven by Nissan, which boosted sales taking the leadership over Toyota. Outlook is positive.

February 19, 2018

Panama 2017. Sales down hit by increased local duties

Panama vehicles sales in the 2017 have lost in double-digit, first time in five years, hit by the increase of local registration duties and by a slower economy. Expectation for the second half are more optimistic as economy is accelerating.

February 19, 2018

Japan January. Sales down 3.5% with clouds on the horizon

Japan Auto Market started slow the 2017 with car sales in January down 3.5% at 330.000 units. Following a quite long positive track, in the 2018 the market has clouds over the next future. Toyota has lost 7.5% with share down at 28.7%.

February 19, 2018

Martinique 2017. Sales at new record

Martinique autos market in the 2017 hit the new all time record sustained by strong private and fleet demand. Sales improved only 2.7%, after the boom reported in the previous year. Peugeot market leader ahead of Renault and Dacia.

February 18, 2018

Myanmar 2017. Sales up well below expectations

Myanmar Cars Market in the 2017 kept momentum with a steady growth, following the huge increase posted in the previous year. Toyota is market leader ahead of Suzuki and Ford. No effects from new limits to pre-owned vehicles import.

February 18, 2018

Lithuania 2017. Market boomed 36%

Lithuania cars market boomed in the 2017 improving 36.6% from the previous year sustained by the economic solid expansion and hitting the best in this decade. Market leader was again Fiat with 23% of market share.

February 18, 2018

San Marino 2017. Volkswagen leader in a market up 16%

San Marino Auto sales in 2017 scored a +16.0% from the previous year, hitting the best performance out of the last 5 years. Volkswagen confirmed the leadership for the fourth year in a string while Fiat advanced in second place.

February 18, 2018

Latvia 2017. New duties blocked the growth, after 5 years

Latvia Cars Sales slipped down in the 2017 after 5 consecutive growing years. The domestic demand was blocked by new regulation on the sector, established in order to reduce the grey market, flourished to avoid high local taxation.

February 17, 2018

Puerto Rico 2017. Customers dislike american models

Puerto Rico Vehicle Market in the 2017 was hit by the devastating hurricanes Maria and Irma effects and by the weak US investment in the emergency disaster funds. Toyota is near 30% of market share and customers dislike American products.

February 17, 2018

Cambodia 2017. High duties blocked new vehicles sales

Cambodian vehicles market is full of contradictions and the increase of duties over new vehicles registrations generated a relevant flow of grey market for near zero kilometers cars while the official market growth was blocked. Full Year 2017 official sales declined 0.8%

February 17, 2018

Belgium January. Volkswagen takes the leadership back

Belgium Auto Sales fast started the 2018 with January up 10%. Volkswagen recovered the leadership with a narrow margin over BMW and Peugeot. The 2018 outlook is positive, despite the end of Green Incentives, due to strong business and consumer confidence.

February 16, 2018

Austria January. Auto sales up 8.4% with Seat jumped in third

Austrian Car Sales started the 2018 with an encouraging +8.4% following the quite positive previous year. The demand is sustained by strong private consumption and tightening labor market. Seat jumped up 6 steps, landing in third place.

February 16, 2018

Germany January. Auto market fast started 2018

German Cars Market  fast started the 2018 growing 11% in January underpinned by a buoyant labor market with strong employment and wage growth. Volkswagen was back over 20% of market share but the fastest brand have been Kia and Toyota.

February 16, 2018

Turkmenistan 2017. Black Cars banned from the all-white capital!

Turkmenistan Vehicles Market doubled volumes in the 2017. However, the main facts are the ban to coloured cars from the capital, Ashgabat, the all-white city, decided by the Government. In addition, women are banned to drive causing too car accident!

February 16, 2018

Argentina January. Renault takes the leadership in a booming market

Argentina Auto Sales in the 2018 is expected to hit for the first time the milestone of 1 million units. Indeed, the start is in line, with January up a robust  24.9%. Renault takes the leadership overtaking Volkswagen, while the Chevrolet Onix is the best model.

February 15, 2018

France January. Peugeot takes the leadership

French vehicle market started the 2018 moderately, with January up 2.5%. Peugeot improved in double-digit gaining the leadership over Renault. The new C3 Aircross is already in 11th place, while P.S.A. places 5 models out of top sixth.

February 15, 2018

Turkey January. Mercedes and Skoda boomed in a flat market

Turkish Autos Market started flat the 2018 with the podium confirmed for Renault, Fiat and Volkswagen. However, the start was impressive for Mercedes (+98%) and Skoda (+68%). The Honda Civic gained the third step of the podium

February 15, 2018

Russia January. Sales boomed 34%

Russian Autos Market fast started the 2018 with January up 34% after the already positive 2017. Lada led with over 20% of market share ahead of Kia and Hyundai. Subaru, Mitsubishi and Renault the fastest. Lada Vesta is the best seller, while the Kia Sportage jumps in top 10.

February 15, 2018

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