Czech Republic Autos sales started the 2018 again in positive note albeit the expectation for current year are moderately negative. Skoda pulled up the figures booming sales by 20.2% thanks to the success of the recently introduced SUVs.
Korean Vehicles Market started the 2018 with a flat score year to date February, with domestic producers in low tone and great performance for importers. Mercedes advanced in the best-ever fourth place and BMW ranked seventh.
Dutch Auto Market fast started the new year with January and February sales up 13%, well above expectations. Several brands reported strong sales, with Skoda and Hyundai as fastest growing. Volkswagen reinforced the leadership.
Kia Global Performance in 2017 was really negative losing 9.3% despite the positive momentum in the Pacific, CIS and Latin America regions. Sales are dragged down by crisis in Korea and China. The best-selling model is again the Sportage.
Israel Vehicles Market posted a shy recovery in February after the double-digit drop in January. Despite the still positive 2018 outlook, year to date figures are down 7.4%. The top 4 brands, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and Skoda are all losing.
Slovakia Auto sales kept booming in the 2017, when for the first time hit the 100.000 units, up 8% at the fourth all time record in a string. The country is now a manufacturing hub for the sector with benefit for the domestic market. Skoda dominates.
Paraguayan Vehicles Market recovered 33.9% in the 2017 after the previous years fall, sustained by private consumptions and new fixed investment wave. Kia is market leader despite losing five points of market share, while Chevrolet boomed in second place.
Mauritius Cars sales in the 2017 declined 6% from the record level hit in the previous year. Koreans Kia and Hyundai boomed volume landing in the top two positions taking market control ahead of former leaders, Toyota and Nissan.
Peruvian Cars market in the 2017 find stability breaking the multi-year fall, with sales up 6.4%. Despite effects of devastating floods (in March) and political scandals the economic activity continued to expand. Toyota is the leader followed by Hyundai and Kia.
Syrian Auto Sales kept falling in the 2017 with the majority of car manufacturers having given up in the vehicles distributions leaving the market at the Koreans, basically the only still active in the market. Actual market is 90% down from 2011.
Korean Autos Market in the 2017 slipped 1.7%, due to a slow first half, scoring the third performance all-time. Propelled by booming economy, the 2018 outlook is quite positive. Importers share at 13.1%, with Mercedes and BMW fighting for leadership.
Netherlands Autos Sales recovered 7% in the 2017 after the previous year fall. Albeit losing volume, Volkswagen stands on top of the list while Renault in second has reduced the gap. The star of the year was Toyota, thanks to hybrid line up, up 30%.
Israel Vehicles Market in 2017 at the second best sales level ever, not hitting the previous year record just for few thousand units. While leadership was solid in the hands of Hyundai and Kia, the fastest growing brand had been Suzuki, Nissan and Dacia.
Ecuadorian vehicles market fast started in the 2017 thanks to the improved economic environment, following the last two years collapse, when market lost almost 60% of volume. Great Wall advanced in 4th place, best ranking worldwide.
Korea best selling cars 2016 led by a small light vehicle, the Hyundai Porter while new models are taking space with the Kia Sorento jumped in fourth place and the best new entrance of the year, the Samsung SM6 landed in 10th.
Paraguay Auto Market 2016 dropped for the second year in a row albeit the country small economy proved resilient to the economic downturns in neighboring big countries. Hyundai advanced booming sales thanks to the Tucson.
Peru Auto Market 2016 has lost moderately and for the third year in a string. The performance is considered almost positive at the light of country recession and political difficulties. Toyota lead ahead of Hyundai and Kia.
Syria Vehicles Market 2016 kept falling down losing an additional 44 percent and landing at a volume lower than one tenth compared with the 2010. In the harsh environment, just Koreans manufacturers survive.