Italian Autos Market reported an encouraging data in April (+7.4%) following the moderately negative Q1, while the country is without a government, 60 days after elections. While Fiat keep losing share, Jeep gained 7 places, up 94%.
Uzbek Vehicles Market has lost 27% in the first quarter hit by strong increase of Daewoo and Chevrolet prices, while almost all importers are growing, after the partial market deregulation. Lada and UAZ are over doubling sales.
Georgian vehicles market fell down 55% in the first quarter 2018, despite the economic growth is robust and is projected to be the strongest in the region this year. Toyota is market leader with 41% of market share.
Porsche Global Sales performance in the 2017 was flat following the remarkable growth shown in the previous 7 years. Sales were sustained by moderate growth in North & Latin America and Europe. The best-selling model is the Macan.
Zambian vehicles market up 19% in the 2017 following the modest economic recovery, mainly driven by double-digit export growth. The market is still far from the 2013 record and low competitive towards the segment of imported pre-owned.
Zimbabwe Vehicles Market is struggling hit by the fall of mineral prices, infrastructure and regulatory deficiencies and has lost the half of new vehicles volume in the last years with customer's demand shifted back on used cars.
Dacia Global performance in the 2017 was again almost positive, up +9.2% from the previous year. The brand is growing in all regions, including the Pacific where it is sold just in the French territories. Sandero is the best-selling model.
Chinese Electric Cars segment grew 70% in the 2017 reaching the 2% of total market and representing near the half of EVs global sales. Market leader was BYD with over 100.000 units. The best-selling model was the BAIC EC 180.
Tanzania Auto Market is not yet reflecting the positive economic momentum of this Central East African market. The still low pro-capita income, the poor road infrastructures and the absence of limits to obsolete vehicles import are blocking any potential.
USA Electric Cars segment grew 25% in the 2017 and actually is the second best in the World. The market leader Tesla disappointed performing below the industry average, while Chevrolet and Toyota were the fastest.
Hong Kong Auto sales recovered 13% in the 2017 after the huge drop reported in the previous year, sustained by a more positive economic environment and by demand for green vehicles. Tesla ranked in fourth place.
Congo Republic vehicles market in the 2017 benefit from the recovery of oil price in the international market and a renovated positive economic environment which boosted new vehicles consumer's demand. Toyota at 40% of share.
Lexus Global performance in the 2017 was down 6.2% with 637.000 sales, following the +10% reported in the period 2010-2016. Sales were negative in all regions, but in East Europe and Levant. The NX is the best selling model.
Ethiopia Auto sales fell down a sharp 32% in the 2017 albeit the fast growing economic speed unchanged with Ethiopia still leading the African economies. Despite opening of several local plants, new vehicles prices are still too high for local income.
Tahiti vehicles market is a small entity in the French Polynesia. Thanks to the growing economy, driven by tourism, market is growing fast and in the 2017 increased 39% with over 6.000 sales. Peugeot if market leader.
Azerbaijan Vehicles Market recovered 46.6% after the previous year record fall. The economy expanded only marginally but the currency value stabilized and several brands recoverd. The market has now been "invaded" by Chinese brands.
Botswana vehicles sales in 2017 mirrored the decline of internal economy due to the double-digit contraction of diamonds export. New vehicles sales fell down for the second year in a row. Toyota at 36% of share ahead of Nissan and Ford.
Great Wall Global performance was awful in the 2017 following the outstanding growth scored in the previous 7 years. Sales declined 7.7% with lost concentrated in Asia and Africa.. The best model is the Haval H6, with over 5080.000 sales globally.