Qatar 2016. The sharpest fall in 30 years. Lexus the only winner

Qatar Auto Sales 2016

Qatar Auto Sales 2016 reported the sharpest fall in over 30 years, hit by the worst economy deceleration in the last twenty years. All top players have lost sales, but Lexus, sixth and up in double-digit.

Qatar’s economy closed 2016 on a mixed note. Economic growth for the year likely decelerated to the lowest level in two decades, weighed down by the effects of the oil price downturn.

However, the government has made laudable efforts to attempt to compensate for the shortfall in oil-related revenues while sparing major infrastructure investments related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Vision 2030 development plan, the cornerstones of Qatar’s non-hydrocarbon growth.

The automotive sector, has been heavily hit by the economy deceleration, arrived at the end of a long growing period with market volume almost doubled between the 2010 and the 2014/2015. Although unpredicted, the 2016 slowdown was severe and, according to data released by the Qatari Bureau of Statistics, new vehicles sales in the 2016 had been 72.260, down 25.2%.

All the top 17 brands have lost sales, but the sixth, Lexus, up 13.1%.

The market leader Toyota was down 23.6%, ahead of Nissan and Mitsubishi respectively down 26.8% and 25.7% and Kia (-4.9%).

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

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Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
11Toyota Land Cruiser8.7499.520-8,1%
22Toyota Hilux4.2955.587-23,1%
35Toyota Prado2.8793.559-19,1%
44Mitsubishi Lancer EX2.6733.726-28,3%
59Lexus LX2.6232.14522,3%
63Nissan Patrol2.3733.895-39,1%
78Mitsubishi Pajero2.0212.296-12,0%
86Toyota Corolla1.6352.946-44,5%
910Nissan Sunny1.5081.941-22,3%
107Toyota Camry1.4692.315-36,5%