Bahrain Auto Sales are declining in the 2019 hit by VAT introduction. Indeed, in the first eleven months of the year, the light vehicles sales have been 29.997, down 14.4%. Controlling over one-third of the market, Toyota is on top of the list with a huge advantage over the top competitors, Nissan and Hyundai.
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 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.