Algerian Vehicles Sales marginally recovered in the first quarter 2018, while the market suffer high price, low availability of models and deep uncertain about next political moves. The Renault Group keeps gaining share, while all importers are down.
Irish cars market kept the negative pace in the first quarter 2018 with March down in double-digit despite economic outlook is improving and the 2018 is projected quite positive. In March Volkswagen recovered the leadership lost in the previous two months.
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.
French vehicle market started the 2018 moderately, with first quarter sales up 2.2%. Peugeot improved in double-digit challenging the Renault leadership. The new C3 Aircross is already in 13th place, while P.S.A. places 5 models out of top sixth.
Renault Global Performance in the 2017 was outstanding with the record sales of more than 3 million units, up 8.6%. The growth was spread in all regions, but Asia is shining, up 33%, mainly thanks the boom in India.
Bulgarian car sales ended the 2017 with a strong performance, up 19.8% from the previous year, thanks to the positive economic environment. Dacia is market leader but Koreans are gaining spaces, with Kia star of the year, up 123%.
Serbia Car Market kept the momentum in the 2017 increasing 9.7% despite weaker than expected private consumption and small increase in labor market figures. On top of the ranking, the local producer Fiat with a safe margin over Skoda and Volkswagen.
Algerian Cars Sales kept falling in the 2017, the fourth year in a row, having lost over 75% of volume since the 2013 record. The reduction of over 50% of licences to import has not been balanced by growth of local production.
Ireland Best Selling Cars 2017 with the Hyundai Tucson, on top for the second consecutive year. Just two models gained volume among the top 10, the Kia Sportage in 7th and the Volkswagen Tiguan, the hero of the year, up 18 spots.
Romania Vehicles Sales kept momentum in the 2017 posting the fourth increase in a row, up in double-digit from the previous year. With 28.5% of market share Dacia dominates its domestic market, while the fastest growing brand was Suzuki, up 46%.
Morocco Autos Market in the 2017 hit the third consecutive all time record, while auto export from Renault plant improved substantially. Renault-Nissan Group dominates the market with 47% of share, with Dacia leader ahead of Renault and Ford.
France Auto Sales in the 2017 at the best since the 2008 not far from the all time record, pushed up by consumer confidence and rebound in annual fixed investment and industrial production. Hybrid solution gave to Toyota a clear competitive advantage.
Irish Autos Sales fell down 10.4% in the 2017 with consumer confidence hit by EC focus on reducing the fiscal impact of internet company based in the country and government is negotiating for BREXIT effects. While losing 10% Volkswagen was market leader.
Algerian Auto Market 2016 destroyed by the local authorities limiting the import with discriminating quotas. Product shortage lifted prices on the sky creating room for grey market done by unstructured traders.