Bahrain Auto Sales interrupted the recent years' negative trend in 2018 with 38.872 units sold (+1.7%). Toyota, the market leader, fell down 6.3% while Nissan and Honda scored an impressive performance, improving over 20%. The introduction of VAT in January 2019 should penalize the start of the new year.
Bahrain new vehicles sales sunk in first half 2016 due to hard political, economic and social environment. More recent economic data suggest more positive perspectives and a partial recovery.
Bahrain Vehicles Industry in Q1 2016 dropped down in double-digit hit by hike in gasoline prices and fiscal measures taken by the government to limit the fiscal deficit generated by oil price slump.
Bahrain new vehicles sales strong again in the first half 2015 albeit conservative expectations. The market was pushed by strong investments in constructions and infrastructures desite low enrgy sector trend.
Bahrain Cars Market in 2014 hit the 4th all-time record in a row outpacing the level of 60.000 units first time ever. Impressive was the Toyota performance with over 44% of market share.
Bahrain Vehicle Sales at record volume in the first half 2014 with a new robust increase from the correspondent period last year with Toyota that is further gaining space with market share growth near 50% and Lexus shining.
Q1 2014 Bahrain car market was sparkling and the fastest growing in the Gulf area, with light passenger’s vehicles sales grew 21.4% above 15.000 units, the best ever first quarter. Toyota pushed hard accelerating sales gaining terrain on all players.
The Bahrain car market in 2013 hit a new all-time record, third in a row, pushed up by growing GDP and high population increase. Toyota ended with a fantastic fourth quarter defending a market share near 40%. Prado was the best-selling model.
September 2013, the Bahrain car market kept the growing pace with cumulated sales in double digit and Toyota booming share near 40%, thanks to a strong competitive position and huge customer reputation. Top three brands held over 60% of the market.
Following a strong raising string, Bahrain car market rose 15.2% in first half 2013, posting the best half year sales ever and running towards a new record. Toyota dominates the market with a share of 35%, lower than in others Gulf countries.
Bahrain has one of most dynamic world's car markets and November confirmed the trend with a 29% increase over last year. The 2012 is running towards the new all-time record with a yearly increase of 47%. Toyota above 40% of share.
In Bahrain, the light passenger vehicle market is really on fire and in October 2012 grew 37.8% from last year. This was the 20th year-on-year increase in a string and the year-to-date sales were up 49.0%. Toyota was able to further improve share, now at 36%.
In Bahrain, the light passenger vehicle market momentum continued in September with sales up 27.7%, the 19th year-on-year increase in a string. Year-to-date sales were up 50.4% from last year. Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai held over 60% of market share.
Bahrain car market was on fire in May with 3,677 sales, up 48.7% from last year. Year to date sales in May were 18.668, up 64.6% from last year. In May, Toyota share at 39% was 8 points of share up from 2011. Six Toyota products in the Top 6.