01 January 2016

Cyprus Car Sales : 1998-2003


Cyprus is a small island state in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, divided into a Greek and Turkish side. I presume car sales are for the whole island. Sales are not large in number and there are many brands. Things change rapidly here as you will see. They tend to in smaller markets.

VW was top in the year 2000 but fell to 5th in 2001. Mitsubishi dropped from 2nd in 1999 to 8th in 2000 and for the same years Honda went from 4th to 9th. For the full period here, Land Rover fell from 7th to 22nd. MG Rover was on the way out as the company declined.

Were they any good luck stories? Well, Daewoo jumped from 26th to 12th, Nissan from 13th to 6th, Citroën 26th to 14th and Renault 9th to 1st. Number one brands were VW, Toyota, Peugeot and Renault. None of those brands have been first again apart from Toyota & Peugeot just once each.


Brand 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Renault 285 261 715 988 718 1,175

Peugeot 374 505 807 1,079 1,262 985

Toyota 456 684 936 1,197 992 858

Volkswagen 1,009 805 1,016 967 1,034 801

Honda 726 596 381 534 789 784

Nissan 229 295 308 380 307 559

Mercedes 354 397 496 553 501 549

Opel/Vauxhall 289 395 568 1,032 634 543

Mitsubishi 975 716 450 335 322 435

BMW 206 340 477 490 434 318

Suzuki 268 276 194 335 245 249

Daewoo 54 193 368 226 61 228

Mazda 199 131 153 84 105 159

Citroën 54 47 67 119 150 151

Audi 237 121 99 167 147 137

Ford 100 112 95 124 147 137

Seat 75 20 42 72 111 136

Hyundai 131 177 108 251 93 97

Isuzu 249 91 29 232 176 96

MINI


10 72 96

Kia 17 29 49 68 70 95

Land Rover 312 414 237 202 150 79

Alfa Romeo 72 95 67 93 102 78

Volvo 10 20 41 48 81 63

Subaru 94 77 72 44 37 60

Chrysler 72 63 80 42 19 40

Ssangyong 71 67 25 10 49 36

Fiat 43 49 93 78 70 34

Jaguar 9 17 27 23 34 30

Saab 32 48 59 37 23 26

Lexus


8 33 25

Daihatsu 82 46 38 99 48 23

Škoda 6 7 11 4 8 20

Porsche 7 7 17 14 8 16

MG Rover 182 74 34 22 18 10

smart



1 8

Perodua 87 38 26 25 45 5

Proton 45 44 8 1


Other 19 14 18 9 26 4

Total 7,430 7,271 8,211 10,002 9,122 9,145

Data source: Ministry of Finance, Cyprus.

No comments: