Bahrain Auto Sales bottomed out in the first quarter 2018 and thanks to the double-digit growth reported in March ends the first quarter flat from the previous year, with outlook moderately positive for the rest of the year. Nissan boomed 40%.
Bahrain Cars Sales in 2017 have lost 23.2% despite the final year recovery. Consumer demand continue to be penalized by austerity measures and the non-oil sector growth has not balanced the lost in the oil sector. Toyota dominates.
Bahrain Vehicles Market 2016 down sharply falling back at the 2012 level, albeit positive signs reported in the fourth quarter. 2017 will be positive back waiting for 2018 3.5% rate VAT introduction. Hyundai shines.