28 February 2014

Cyprus Sales By Brand : 2013

A nice place for a vacation. It would help the economy too

The economy in Cyprus isn't doing well. Bank accounts with deposits exceeding €100,000 were raided. Various austerity measures have been implemented to meet bail out conditions. Frankly, raiding bank accounts was an immoral and appalling way of gaining funds. It punishes those who save, ie. responsible citizens. Funny how normally if anyone takes money from your account, it is theft but if a government does so, it's OK. Not in my opinion. Cyprus is still reeling under such measures.

Understandably, car sales in Cyprus took a hit in 2013, with a 36% drop in sales. Nissan took the top spot in 2008, and has held on to it since. Before that, no one brand had a clear ascendancy. On the chart below, pale blue shows brands that has sales reduce, but did gain market share. Green reveals the few brands that managed to increase.


11 12 13
Sales Share +/-

1 1 1 Nissan 845 12.0% -37%

4 3 2 Toyota 789 11.2% -24%

2 2 3 Ford 701 9.9% -45%

11 4 4 Kia 571 8.1% -45%

3 5 5 Volkswagen 566 8.0% -25%

7 8 6 Mercedes 481 6.8% -15%

6 9 7 Audi 356 5.1% -31%

5 7 8 BMW 318 4.5% -44%

10 6 9 Hyundai 302 4.3% -58%

18 11 10 Renault 265 3.8% -1%

9 13 11 Honda 193 2.7% -27%

12 12 12 Peugeot 185 2.6% -30%

8 10 13 Opel 170 2.4% -43%

17 17 14 Chevrolet 154 2.2% -29%

13 14 15 Volvo 146 2.1% -45%

16 16 16 Suzuki 118 1.7% -47%

15 15 17 Skoda 109 1.5% -57%

20 19 17 Fiat 109 1.5% -34%

23 20 19 Citroen 96 1.4% -33%

19 27 20 Mazda 84 1.2% 140%

- - 21 Dacia 70 1.0% n/a

26 18 22 Land Rover 66 0.9% -63%

22 23 23 MINI 62 0.9% -39%

32 32 24 Subaru 48 0.7% 300%

21 22 25 Seat 43 0.6% -59%

24 25 26 Porsche 40 0.6% -25%

14 21 27 Mitsubishi 31
-73%

30 29 28 Jeep 27
17%

30 26 29 Jaguar 25
-32%

24 24 30 Alfa Romeo 24
-59%




Other 0




Total 7047 -36%

Data source: Thanks to Cyprus Government Statistics.

A Nissan car dealer in Cyprus

27 February 2014

Mauritius Car Sales By Brand : 2013

Looks like a place I would like to holiday in

Kia has been doing well here lately
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, which got its independence from the UK in 1968. It was home to the Dodo bird, famous for it's extinction. Kia has taken the island by storm, and now has a strong lead in sales of private cars. Toyota has also been making a move here, as has Malaysian brand Perodua (maker of Daihatsus under licence).


10 11 12 13 Share +/-

13 2 1 1 Kia 1,110 17.7% 13%

6 7 4 2 Toyota 740 11.8% 43%

1 1 2 3 Nissan 668 10.7% -17%

3 3 3 4 Hyundai 654 10.5% -18%

5 5 5 5 BMW 488 7.8% 10%

7 6 6 6 Mercedes 332 5.3% -7%

8 10 8 7 Suzuki 332 5.3% 11%

4 8 9 8 Honda 248 4.0% -10%

16 13 11 9 Perodua 231 3.7% -8%

19 17 10 10 Peugeot 227 3.6% -10%

12 11 12 11 Ford 198 3.2% -13%

8 4 7 12 Chevrolet 168 2.7% -47%

11 12 15 13 Renault 167 2.7% 29%

2 9 14 14 Mitsubishi 145 2.3% -8%

18 19 17 15 Audi 104 1.7% 21%

10 15 16 16 VW 83 1.3% -20%

15 16 13 17 Citroen 74 1.2% -65%

17 18 20 18 Mazda 44 0.7% 38%

- 29 19 19 Opel 35 0.6% -3%

25 22 21 19 Land Rover 35 0.6% 17%

26 24 22 21 MINI 22 0.4% -24%

24 21 26 22 Fiat 21 0.3% -5%

27 26 28 23 Porsche 20 0.3% 43%

21 23 27 24 Jaguar 19 0.3% 19%

19 25 24 25 Proton 16 0.3% -38%

28 31 - 26 Chrysler 13 0.2% n/a

30 - - 26 LTI 13 0.2% n/a





Others 47 0.8%





Total 6,254
-5%

Data source:  Thanks to the NTA.

You can rent the fine Qashqai here to catch the scenery 

26 February 2014

Lichtenstein Sales By Brand : 2013

I visited some time ago but didn't see anything quite this pretty

The tiny Principality of just 35,000 people enjoys a high standard of living and has a strong financial sector. I assume some of the cars here listed may have been bought in neighbouring countries and brought home.

To say it is a strong market for German cars is to state the obvious. It had a reduction in total sales by 8.9%, with the yellow highlighting the many brands that lost sales. VW has been number since where my records end way back in 1998. Audi has been number two for the past five years, supplanting BMW.


11 12 13
Sales Share +/-

1 1 1 VW 315 16.4% -13%

2 2 2 Audi 231 12.0% 11%

3 3 3 BMW 165 8.6% -11%

6 4 4 Mercedes 116 6.0% -17%

4 5 5 Toyota 111 5.8% -5%

5 6 6 Ford 97 5.1% -13%

8 9 7 Opel 85 4.4% 29%

7 8 8 Renault 69 3.6% -1%

9 7 9 Skoda 67 3.5% -33%

27 23 10 Seat 56 2.9% 107%

14 18 11 Hyundai 52 2.7% 37%

17 14 12 Suzuki 49 2.6% 11%

11 12 13 Mazda 42 2.2% -21%

20 22 13 Citroen 42 2.2% 31%

19 12 15 Land Rover 36 1.9% -32%

22 15 16 MINI 34 1.8% -17%

18 20 17 Mitsubishi 33 1.7% -8%

20 23 17 Honda 33 1.7% 22%

25 27 19 Fiat 32 1.7% 39%

12 10 20 Subaru 31 1.6% -46%

10 11 20 Nissan 31 1.6% -45%

16 16 22 Volvo 29 1.5% -28%

13 21 23 Porsche 28 1.5% -15%

15 17 24 Peugeot 23 1.2% -41%

24 19 24 Kia 23 1.2% -38%

25 25 26 Jeep 18 0.9% -28%

32 28 26 smart 18 0.9% 29%

23 26 28 Dacia 15 0.8% -38%




Other 39 2.0%




Total 1,920 -9%

Data source: Thanks to the LLV.

An Audi spotted without a driver