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Israel November. Car market recovered 20%

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Israel Vehicles Market in November sharply increased by 20.1%, fully recovering from the negative tone of previous quarters. However the annual gain is still negative, estimated to end at 268.677 units, down 4.9%. Hyundai is leading the market, followed by Kia and Toyota.

Economic Environment

Israeli economic rapidly accelerated in the third quarter, led by firming domestic demand on rebounds in private and public consumption and strong export growth. Data for the fourth quarter, meanwhile, paints a mixed picture. The Central Bank’s State of the Economy Index edged up over the previous month in October due to robust export gains and resilient consumer goods imports. In addition, the PMI increased in the same month and indicated that business conditions in the manufacturing sector improved.

On the other hand, sentiment among consumers and businesses decreased in October. Moreover, imports surged as exports expanded at a softer pace on weak demand for technological goods, resulting in a wider trade deficit.

Market Trend

Israeli car market in the 2017 has broken the series of all time record. Indeed, during the previous five years light vehicles sales figures grew up uninterruptedly fueled by stable strong GDP growth and high level of investments, with the all time record signed in the 2016 with 286.000 units. In the 2017, according to the data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System,the market consolidated the results, with the second best sales level, at 281.557 units (-1.8%).

In the 2018 the market kept the previous year stable trend. Having ended the Q1 with 94.327 sales (-4.4%) and the Q2 with 68.757 (-1.1%), in July sales were 25.452 (-0.8%), in August 23.549 (-3.1%) and in September 12.883 (-35.6%) ending the Q3 with 61.883 units (-11.5%).

The Q4 opened in October with sales at 21.356 (+7.7%) and in November with 16.054 (+20.1%). The year to date figures are at 262.377 units (-4.9%) and the full year projection is at 268.677.

Market Sales November ‘+/- Nov Sales YTD 2018 ‘+/- YTD 2018 Sales 2018 est.
Car+LCV 16.054 20,1% 262.377 -4,9% 268.677

Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, year to date  Hyundai is market leader again with 14.6% of share and 38.285 sales (+5%).

In second place Kia with 35.122 units (-0.5%) followed by Toyota with 26.657 (-12.6%), Skoda with 19.720 (-8.3%), Nissan with 15.123 (+9.4%), Mazda with 13.115 (+1.4%), Suzuki with 12.852 (-20.2%), Mitsubishi with 12.818 sales (+19.4%),  Renault with 10.960 (-13.2%) and in 10th place Seat with 8.902 (+9.3%).

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Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Brand Sales November ‘+/- Nov Sales YTD 2018 ‘+/- YTD 2018 Share YTD 2018
1 1 Hyundai 1.044 89,0% 38.285 5,0% 14,6%
2 2 Kia 2.214 43,2% 35.122 -0,5% 13,4%
3 3 Toyota 1.370 5,3% 26.657 -12,6% 10,2%
4 4 Skoda 1.536 -3,4% 19.720 -8,3% 7,5%
5 6 Nissan 1.291 29,7% 15.123 9,4% 5,8%
6 7 Mazda 631 122,3% 13.115 1,4% 5,0%
7 5 Suzuki 842 -14,1% 12.852 -20,2% 4,9%
8 9 Mitsubishi 783 37,7% 12.818 19,4% 4,9%
9 8 Renault 1.080 -13,8% 10.960 -13,2% 4,2%
10 10 Seat 778 -17,6% 8.902 9,3% 3,4%
11 13 Chevrolet 274 -28,3% 6.889 -3,1% 2,6%
12 11 Citroen 384 39,9% 6.755 -13,5% 2,6%
13 16 Peugeot 351 67,4% 6.401 2,1% 2,4%
14 12 Honda 546 16,2% 6.121 -18,4% 2,3%
15 14 Volkswagen 533 -21,1% 5.587 -18,8% 2,1%
16 15 Subaru 386 -0,8% 5.493 -12,8% 2,1%
17 19 Dacia 428 60,0% 4.056 -4,5% 1,5%
18 17 Audi 92 78,5% 3.999 -12,7% 1,5%
19 21 Mercedes 110 100,0% 3.570 -4,8% 1,4%
20 22 BMW 190 2,4% 3.223 -4,3% 1,2%
21 20 Opel 160 -13,5% 2.975 -29,2% 1,1%
22 18 Fiat 208 -65,8% 2.748 -35,5% 1,0%
23 23 Ford 172 -10,5% 1.673 -42,0% 0,6%
24 25 Volvo 96 90,7% 1.588 29,4% 0,6%
25 26 Lexus 112 160,0% 1.453 20,9% 0,6%
26 24 Isuzu 67 18,2% 1.354 -0,3% 0,5%
27 27 Jeep 73 22,4% 963 5,1% 0,4%
28 28 Alfa Romeo 67 18,6% 578 -17,3% 0,2%
29 29 Mini 35 7,7% 575 -9,7% 0,2%
30 31 Infiniti 51 42,9% 494 21,4% 0,2%
31 34 MG 39 487 89,5% 0,2%
32 30 Cadillac 21 123,1% 461 -11,7% 0,2%
33 32 SsangYong 9 71,4% 374 24,3% 0,1%
34 33 Land Rover 33 71,4% 305 7,4% 0,1%
35 35 Porsche 6 1050,0% 221 33,9% 0,1%
36 37 Jaguar 20 70,0% 158 42,3% 0,1%
37 39 DS 8 350,0% 108 92,9% 0,0%
38 36 Maserati 200,0% 74 -38,8% 0,0%
39 38 Smart 3 0,0% 57 -20,8% 0,0%
40 40 Abarth 3 300,0% 36 -33,3% 0,0%
41 41 Chrysler 7 18 -59,1% 0,0%
42 44 Iveco 1 13 0,0%
43 43 Ferrari 9 0,0% 0,0%
44 42 Aston Martin 7 -66,7% 0,0%

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