08 February 2013

Passenger Car Sales Cyprus: 2012


I remember talking to a Greek Cypriot several years ago, who spoke with sadness about what happened to the island of Cyprus. He said people of both Turkish and Greek ancestry got on well and things were good, but then it got stirred up by a few with political ideologies. That led to hostilities and then the partitioning of the island nation. How sad that a few can lead many down a path they don't want to go.

Today the car market is better than what it was a decade ago, but down on the boom years in between. VW was top until the year 2000 (from '1998 at least), Peugeot from '01 to '04, Honda '05 and Ford '06 and '07. Nissan then took the lead in 2008, and has not relinquished it since.

1 1 1
Nissan 1,246 -36% 12.5%
Over 30% Incr
3 2 2
Ford 1,038 -27% 10.4%
3 Brands
6 5 3
Toyota 926 9% 9.3%
10%
21 14 4
Kia 900 156% 9.0%

4 3 5
VW 720 -38% 7.2%
Up To 30% Incr
16 8 6
Hyundai 701 29% 7.0%
4 Brands
2 4 7
BMW 553 -36% 5.5%
14%
7 7 8
Mercedes 525 -26% 5.3%

5 6 9
Audi 491 -42% 4.9%
Decrease
10 10 10
Peugeot 263 -47% 2.6%
22 Brands
9 9 11
Honda 258 -52% 2.6%
76%
14 12 12
Volvo 256 -42% 2.6%

12 15 13
Skoda 245 -28% 2.5%

8 11 14
Opel 240 -46% 2.4%

15 17 15
Renault 194 -17% 1.9%

13 16 16
Suzuki 181 -36% 1.8%

20 26 17
Land Rover 172 112% 1.7%

18 19 18
Fiat 165 -17% 1.7%

17 18 19
Chevrolet 164 -27% 1.6%

22 23 20
Citroen 135 30% 1.4%

11 13 21
Mitsubishi 112 -73% 1.1%

23 21 22
Seat 105 -35% 1.1%

24 22 23
MINI 100 -24% 1.0%

28 24 24
Alfa Romeo 59 -34%


25 24 25
Porsche 53 -40%


34 30 26
Jaguar 37 76%


19 20 27
Mazda 26 -86%


26 30 28
Chrysler 23 10%


31 27 29
smart 21 -42%






Others 59






Total 9,968 -25%



Data source: A special thanks to the MOF Cyprus.

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