Bahrain Auto Sales in the first nine months of the 2019 was hit by VAT introduction effects and following the flat performance reported in the previous year, the market is heavily losing with sales down 18.6% projected at the lowest level in a decade. Toyota leads controlling over one third of the market.
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.