14 December 2017

Car Sales Lebanon: 2012

By 2012, Hyundai and Kia had secured the top two spots in the market, with combined penetration of 45%. Add Nissan and three brands exceed 60%, which is surprising in a country that has no car industry that would attract partisan support. As neither the top two brands stir any emotion within me, their success is not something I can relate to. However, they certainly strike a chord with people in Lebanon.

The list below is colour coded according to regions the brand is associated with. Yellow is Asia, salmon Japan. North America is dark blue and Europe light blue.


08 09 10 11 12 Make 2012 % +/-

3 3 1 1 1 Kia 9,484 27% 14%

5 4 3 3 2 Hyundai 6,507 18% 22%

1 1 2 2 3 Nissan 5,811 16% 0%

2 2 4 5 4 Toyota 1,861 5% 31%

6 7 5 4 5 Chevrolet 1,491 4% 4%

8 5 7 6 6 Renault 1,302 4% 9%

14 14 13 10 7 VW 792 2% 29%

12 11 12 8 8 Mercedes 698 2% -5%

11 8 10 14 9 BMW 667 2% 41%

4 6 8 7 10 Peugeot 622 2% -29%

17 16 14 11 11 Audi 573 2% 5%

10 12 9 13 12 Mazda 507 1% 8%

16 15 15 15 13 Seat 424 1% -5%

20 23 20 17 14 Dacia 417 1% 19%

7 10 11 12 15 Honda 408 1% -11%

26 24 27 20 16 Chrysler 353 1% 40%

21 17 16 16 17 Suzuki 343 1% -10%

13 9 6 9 18 Mitsubishi 319 1% -50%

25 19 19 18 19 Porsche 297 1% -5%

23 25 21 21 20 Land Rover 291 1% 26%

37 38 36 41 21 Geely 264 1% n/a

9 13 18 22 22 GM US 235 1% 3%

18 20 17 19 23 Citroën 220 1% -15%

27 29 28 23 24 Škoda 217 1% 15%

32 32 33 28 25 MINI 209 1% 65%

31 30 29 25 26 Ford 163
3%

30 34 30 26 27 Fiat 139
-9%

22 28 23 27 28 Subaru 131
2%

27 29 22 24 29 Infiniti 106
-43%

24 27 24 29 30 Jaguar 90
-21%

- - - 30 31 JAC 75
-29%

36 37 39 36 32 smart 73
59%

28 31 31 31 33 Opel 63
-25%

35 33 34 34 33 Volvo 63
13%

- - 43 32 35 Brilliance 54
-10%

29 26 32 35 36 Lexus 53
10%

- 22 25 33 37 Chery 44
-20%

- - - 37 38 DFSK 28
65%

15 18 26 39 39 Daihatsu 21
17%

40 42 38 37 40 Maserati 19
12%


Other 43


Total 35,477
9%

Data source: AIA.

13 December 2017

Car Sales Lebanon: 2011


In 2010, Korea had taken the top spot in the market from Nissan and Hyundai was circling like a shark from a Jaws movie. They both had large sales increases in 2011, despite the market being down 3% for the year. Korean brands were up 28% and Japanese makes down 26%. With that swing, Korean brands had taken over from those associated with Japan as the biggest sellers.

The list below is colour coded according to regions the brand is associated with. Yellow is Asia, salmon Japan. North America is dark blue and Europe light blue.


07 08 09 10 11 Make 2011 % +/-

2 3 3 1 1 Kia 8,305 26% 28%

1 1 1 2 2 Nissan 5,840 18% 3%

6 5 4 3 3 Hyundai 5,341 16% 29%

8 6 7 5 4 Chevrolet 1,440 4% 8%

3 2 2 4 5 Toyota 1,425 4% -54%

7 8 5 7 6 Renault 1,192 4% 4%

4 4 6 8 7 Peugeot 877 3% -10%

13 12 11 12 8 Mercedes 737 2% -1%

11 13 9 6 9 Mitsubishi 641 2% -50%

18 14 14 13 10 VW 615 2% -11%

17 17 16 14 11 Audi 547 2% 5%

9 11 8 10 14 BMW 472 1% -42%

12 10 12 9 13 Mazda 470 1% -50%

5 7 10 11 12 Honda 457 1% -40%

32 16 15 15 15 Seat 447 1% -5%

15 21 17 16 16 Suzuki 383 1% -13%

23 20 23 20 17 Dacia 351 1% 6%

22 25 19 19 18 Porsche 311 1% -7%

14 18 20 17 19 Citroën 258 1% -28%

23 26 24 27 20 Chrysler 252 1% 51%

19 23 25 21 21 Land Rover 231 1% -15%

10 9 13 18 22 GM US 228 1% -34%

25 27 29 28 23 Škoda 189 1% 14%

21 19 21 22 24 Infiniti 185 1% -22%

30 31 30 29 25 Ford 158
7%

29 30 34 30 26 Fiat 152
6%

16 22 28 23 27 Subaru 128
-38%

31 32 32 33 28 MINI 127
59%

27 24 27 24 29 Jaguar 114
-39%

- - - - 30 JAC 106
n/a

26 28 31 31 31 Opel 84
-31%

- - - 43 32 Brilliance 60
n/a

33 35 33 34 34 Volvo 56
-29%

- - 22 25 33 Chery 55
-70%

28 29 26 32 35 Lexus 48
-45%

35 36 37 39 36 smart 46
84%

20 15 18 26 39 Daihatsu 18
-90%

- - - - 37 DFSK 17
n/a

41 40 42 38 37 Maserati 17
-35%

36 38 35 35 40 Lada 15
-63%


Other 60


Total 32,455
-3%

Data source: AIA.