11 February 2016

Venezuela Vehicle Sales By Brand : 2015

Never mind a car, how about some provisions?
This one almost slipped my notice. Not hard mind you as the sales plunge to ever lower depths. Nearly 500,000 in 2007 down to 17,500. Another 25% was wiped off the sales in 2015, just when I thought it couldn't get worse. Actually I have no idea when rock bottom is hit. This is all vehicles we are talking here, not passenger cars alone.

The ecomomy is in a mess, 95% reliant on oil for foreign income. It was bad when oil was fetching a good price, it's worse now that oil is plunging. GM hold on to the lead, while Mitsubishi manage to climb up the rankings. I think the car makers still there are only there to be in a good position when better timers come. A sad situation.


11 12 13 14 15 Nation 2015 % +/-

1 1 1 1 1 GM 5,163 29.4% -11.1%

6 5 4 3 2 Mitsubishi 3,466 19.7% -6.8%

3 3 3 5 3 Toyota 3,431 19.5% 5.0%

2 2 2 2 4 Ford 2,396 13.6% -49.4%

4 4 6 6 5 Chrysler 1,907 10.8% 26.3%

8 10 12 7 6 Iveco 634 3.6% -13.3%

14 13 15 8 7 Mack 349 2.0% 98.3%

15 19 17 9 8 Mercedes 97 0.6% -39.0%

12 16 16 11 9 Daihatsu 72 0.4% 22.0%

17 8 5 4 10 Civetchi 43 0.2% -98.7%

- 22 21 12 11 Audi 15 0.1% -6.3%

19 20 21 14 12 BMW 10 0.1% 25.0%

21 18 20 13 13 Scania 2 0.0% -77.8%






Total 17,585 -25.8%

Data source: Cavenez.

2 comments:

Jesus Lopez-Herrera said...

thanks for taking the time to write about Venezuela's vehicles sales. Venezuela is the only place in the world where a used car is worth more than a new one.

I also thought it could get worse, and the the bottom was hit a long time ago but is not. Until there we don't get rid of the communist government, we haven't hit bottom yet.

I'll keep reading your blog. Keep the good work.
Thanks
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RayCee Smith said...

Hello Jesus, I normally remove comments with advertisements attached as this is a commercial free zone. However, seeing as you have written a real comment I will leave it here.

Venezuela must be a difficult country to live in.