Guatemala vehicles market was shy in the 2017 losing 4.8% from the previous year and declining for the second year in a row. However, Ford shine and gained the second place, immediately behind the leader, Toyota.
El Salvador vehicles market in the 2017 posted the third fall in a row, hitting the worse sales level of this decade. New vehicles sales struggles due to the strong competitions from grey import. Toyota is market leader ahead of Nissan.
Moldavian Vehicles Market was very positive in the 2017 with an amazing Q4 performance, ending at the best level in a decade, at 5.500 units, with a substantial +31% from the previous year. Market leader is Dacia, ahead of Skoda.
Portuguese Auto Market kept momentum in November with sales up 6.7% and projecting the year above the 220.000 units. Renault runs fast on top of the competitive arena. Last month was outstanding for two brands, Hyundai and Opel.
Honduras Vehicles Market in the 2017 was almost positive with sales up 19%, recovering the previous year fall. Sales were driven by Nissan, which boosted sales taking the leadership over Toyota. Outlook is positive.
Ivory Coast Car Market in 2017 kept momentum improving near 9% with the country among the fastest growing in Africa with GDP up 8%. While the market leader Toyota has lost sales for the second year, Renault jumped in second place.
Japan Auto Market started slow the 2017 with car sales in January down 3.5% at 330.000 units. Following a quite long positive track, in the 2018 the market has clouds over the next future. Toyota has lost 7.5% with share down at 28.7%.
Myanmar Cars Market in the 2017 kept momentum with a steady growth, following the huge increase posted in the previous year. Toyota is market leader ahead of Suzuki and Ford. No effects from new limits to pre-owned vehicles import.
Lithuania cars market boomed in the 2017 improving 36.6% from the previous year sustained by the economic solid expansion and hitting the best in this decade. Market leader was again Fiat with 23% of market share.
San Marino Auto sales in 2017 scored a +16.0% from the previous year, hitting the best performance out of the last 5 years. Volkswagen confirmed the leadership for the fourth year in a string while Fiat advanced in second place.
Puerto Rico Vehicle Market in the 2017 was hit by the devastating hurricanes Maria and Irma effects and by the weak US investment in the emergency disaster funds. Toyota is near 30% of market share and customers dislike American products.
Brunei Vehicle Market in the 2017 has lost for the fourth year in a string losing 6.5%. The negative economic trend and the lower consumer spending both in private and public sectors keep to hit the automotive sector.
Cambodian vehicles market is full of contradictions and the increase of duties over new vehicles registrations generated a relevant flow of grey market for near zero kilometers cars while the official market growth was blocked. Full Year 2017 official sales declined 0.8%
Belgium Auto Sales fast started the 2018 with January up 10%. Volkswagen recovered the leadership with a narrow margin over BMW and Peugeot. The 2018 outlook is positive, despite the end of Green Incentives, due to strong business and consumer confidence.
World Best Selling SUV ranking in the 2017 with the Toyota RAV4, the car that in 1994 started the era of this kind of vehicles, back on top of the list, overtaking the former leader, the Honda CR-V. Nissan place three SUVs in the top ten.
Austrian Car Sales started the 2018 with an encouraging +8.4% following the quite positive previous year. The demand is sustained by strong private consumption and tightening labor market. Seat jumped up 6 steps, landing in third place.
German Cars Market fast started the 2018 growing 11% in January underpinned by a buoyant labor market with strong employment and wage growth. Volkswagen was back over 20% of market share but the fastest brand have been Kia and Toyota.
Turkmenistan Vehicles Market doubled volumes in the 2017. However, the main facts are the ban to coloured cars from the capital, Ashgabat, the all-white city, decided by the Government. In addition, women are banned to drive causing too car accident!
Argentina Auto Sales in the 2018 is expected to hit for the first time the milestone of 1 million units. Indeed, the start is in line, with January up a robust 24.9%. Renault takes the leadership overtaking Volkswagen, while the Chevrolet Onix is the best model.
Turkish Autos Market started flat the 2018 with the podium confirmed for Renault, Fiat and Volkswagen. However, the start was impressive for Mercedes (+98%) and Skoda (+68%). The Honda Civic gained the third step of the podium