30 May 2018

Blog Visitor Review


The blog passed over 600,000 a little while back, now past 625k. So where do you come from? They only give me the top 10 so here goes:


All Time Past Month
USA 169,000 27.0% Russia 1,650 23.6%
UK 66,600 10.7% USA 900 12.9%
Russia 60,100 9.6% UK 400 5.7%
France 33,400 5.3% France 400 5.7%
Germany 22,200 3.6% India 350 5.0%
India 17,100 2.7% Germany 250 3.6%
NZ 10,200 1.6% NZ 200 2.9%
Italy 7,100 1.1% Netherlands 200 2.9%
Belgium 6,000 1.0% Belgium 150 2.1%
Netherlands 6,000 1.0% Poland 150 2.1%
Other 227,300 36.4% Other 2,350 33.6%
Total 625,000
Total 7,000

The monthly figure can vary so not too much of an indicator. Russia has become stronger recently so should pass the UK in due course. Europe provides most of the nations.

So There you have it, where you come from. Just don't overdo it.

28 May 2018

U.A.E. Car Sales : 2016-17


The country is an unusual set up, being as it is a federation of seven emirates. They consist of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate has a monarch but they are also a united entity. It came together in 1971.

Car sales have been in a sharp decline from the inflated high of 2015. With a population of around 9.3 million, sales were very high, perhaps not sustainable. Oil prices have brought things to a head rather quickly though.

Not surprisingly, Toyota is the biggest brand with about 30% share. Nissan and Mitsubishi come in next with just over a quarter of the sales between them. Brands that managed to grow have their increase highlighted in green so easy to find in a sea of yellow (decrease).

15 16 17 Brand 2017 % +/- 2016 % +/-
1 1 1 Toyota 82,607 30.6% -40% 137,744 32.9% -17%
2 2 2 Nissan 47,926 17.8% -25% 64,246 15.3% -27%
3 3 3 Mitsubishi 24,497 9.1% -50% 48,949 11.7% 4%
5 4 4 BMW 19,764 7.3% 1% 19,614 4.7% -21%
8 7 5 GM US 12,575 4.7% -6% 13,349 3.2% -22%
7 8 6 Kia 10,813 4.0% -13% 12,359 3.0% -32%
6 6 7 Ford 10,246 3.8% -33% 15,240 3.6% -21%
10 10 8 Lexus 9,817 3.6% -4% 10,270 2.5% -16%
4 5 9 Hyundai 6,881 2.6% -64% 19,330 4.6% -34%
9 9 10 Honda 6,394 2.4% -43% 11,210 2.7% -11%
11 12 11 Chrysler 5,627 2.1% -9% 6,191 1.5% -31%
13 11 12 Land Rover 3,868 1.4% -49% 7,605 1.8% -11%
19 14 13 Renault 3,788 1.4% -23% 4,915 1.2% 0%
15 15 14 Mazda 3,660 1.4% -25% 4,870 1.2% -25%
34 27 15 Isuzu 3,427 1.3% 227% 1,048 0.3% -12%
20 21 16 Infiniti 3,263 1.2% 36% 2,404 0.6% -27%
21 20 17 Suzuki 2,520 0.9% 1% 2,506 0.6% -22%
16 16 18 VW 2,260 0.8% -51% 4,593 1.1% -27%
14 17 19 Audi 1,949 0.7% -54% 4,219 1.0% -38%
22 22 20 Peugeot 1,441 0.5% -13% 1,660 0.4% -47%
18 19 21 Porsche 871 0.3% -74% 3,291 0.8% -39%
25 23 22 MINI 805 0.3% -51% 1,643 0.4% -15%
40 35 23 Maserati 721 0.3% 94% 371 0.1% -31%
23 24 24 Volvo 667 0.2% -58% 1,597 0.4% -45%
27 31 25 Jaguar 545 0.2% -35% 833 0.2% -53%
29 39 26 Emgrand 527 0.2% 92% 275 0.1% -83%
37 32 27 MG 444 0.2% -9% 489 0.1% -33%
26 25 28 Subaru 383 0.1% -66% 1,142 0.3% -37%
33 30 29 Bentley 229 0.1% -74% 869 0.2% -29%
53 44 30 Fiat 225 0.1% 105% 110
293%
28 29 31 Opel 199 0.1% -79% 939 0.2% -44%
- - 32 Genesis 155 0.1% n/a


35 43 33 Geely 154 0.1% 36% 113
-86%
31 28 34 Ferrari 135 0.1% -87% 1,036 0.2% -24%
48 45 35 Mclaren 96
-5% 101
-51%
46 47 36 DS 60
7% 56
-80%
50 49 37 Alfa Romeo 56
47% 38
-69%
44 46 38 Aston Martin 51
-26% 69
-79%
45 48 39 Citro├źn 41
-13% 47
-85%

Total 269,687 -36% 418,617 -22%