Puerto Rico 2018. Market fully after the hurricane devastation

Puerto Rico Autos Market

Puerto Rico Autos Market recovered in the 2018 the sales lost in the previous year, when the country was devastated by an hurricane, and hit the 100k+ volume for the first time since the 2013. Toyota kept the leadership – with 27.3% market share – ahead of Hyundai and Nissan, while BMW enters the Top 10.

Economic Environment

Puerto Rico economy is finally recovering after devastating hurricanes likely precipitated the largest economic contraction in decades in fiscal year 2018, which ran from July 2017 to June 2018. In November, economic activity rose at the fastest pace since current records began nearly two decades ago, according to data from the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico. This increase was linked to higher employment, electric power generation and cement sales.

This fiscal year, the economy is likely to bounce back, although this is primarily because of a miserably low base effect and stimulus received from federal disaster relief funding.

Market Trend

Puerto Rico Vehicles Market hit the all time record in the 2013, when light vehicles exceeded the 100k for the second time in the history. Then, the market declined to 80k and the troubles generated by the devastating hurricanes affected the 2017 result.

In the 2018 the market has fully recovered with a double-digit impressive score ending the year with 110.095 sales (+28.5%), the largest annual score in the decade, reaching the 100k volume for the first time since 2013.

MarketSales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018'+/- 2018
Car+LCV89.06680.76788.13685.707110.09628,5%

Competitive Arena

The top-selling brand in 2018 was again Toyota with 30.006 sales (+20%) and 27.3% of market share.

In second place Hyundai with 15.069 (+33%) followed by Nissan with 10.893 (+34.4%), Kia with 10.627 (+41.5%) and Ford – up 2 spots – with 8.596 (+44.6%).

Rank 2018Rank 2017 Sales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
11Toyota30.00624.99720,0%27,3%
22Hyundai15.06911.33433,0%13,7%
33Nissan10.8938.10434,4%9,9%
44Kia10.6277.51141,5%9,7%
57Ford8.5965.94344,6%7,8%
65Mitsubishi7.5666.00226,1%6,9%
76Jeep7.1855.97420,3%6,5%
88Honda5.9024.88720,8%5,4%
910Ram2.3391.27583,5%2,1%
1013BMW1.50195257,7%1,4%
1111Mercedes1.3341.04527,7%1,2%
129Mazda1.3141.351-2,7%1,2%
1312Lexus1.0669818,7%1,0%
1415Acura85066328,2%0,8%
1514Chevrolet8057872,3%0,7%
1617Volkswagen80156741,3%0,7%
1716Dodge73059622,5%0,7%
1818Infiniti67255321,5%0,6%
1919Mini49943614,4%0,5%
2020Audi37726442,8%0,3%
2123Volvo34918291,8%0,3%
2222Land Rover31718769,5%0,3%
2324Subaru286136110,3%0,3%
2421Fiat226257-12,1%0,2%
2522Porsche181187-3,2%0,2%
2623Chrysler180182-1,0%0,2%
2727Alfa Romeo14848208,3%0,1%
2825Lincoln6788-23,9%0,1%
2927Jaguar644833,3%0,1%
3028Maserati423423,5%
3126GMC4050-20,2%
3229Cadillac3032-6,3%
3330Buick1723-26,1%
3431Ferrari9648,0%
3530Smart423-82,6%
3632Bentley31200,0%
3732Scion1-100,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017 Sales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
11Toyota Group31.07225.97919,6%28,2%
22Hyundai-Kia25.69618.84536,4%23,3%
33Renault Nissan Alliance19.13114.65930,5%17,4%
44F.C.A.10.8598.37229,7%9,9%
55Ford Group8.6636.03143,6%7,9%
66Honda Motor6.7525.55021,7%6,1%
77BMW2.0001.38844,1%1,8%
810Volkswagen Group1.3621.01933,7%1,2%
99Mercedes Daimler1.3381.06825,3%1,2%
108Mazda1.3141.351-2,7%1,2%

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