19 October 2018

Singapore Passenger Car Sales : Jan-Sep 2018


Sales for September were up 4.5% although YTD they were down 35%. This unusual situation is caused by the COE system, or certificates of entitlement. The government only issues so many and they are bid for by those desirous of buying a new car. The amount available depends mainly on how many cars were scrapped or taken off the road. It's all about controlling the number of cars on the road.

Below the % column is market share and the +/- is shift in that share, comparing the first nine months of 2018 with the full 2017 year. Below green shows market share gain and yellow a drop.

Honda has established itself as 'the' brand with 1 in 5 cars sold bearing their logo. Toyota used to be always the best selling brand but for now it is playing second fiddle. As to why these two brand have nearly 40% of the total I'm unsure. It's not like these are local brands that can count on support in that way.


17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

2 1 Honda 11,939 19.9% 14.1%

1 2 Toyota 10,245 17.1% -18.0%

4 3 Mercedes 5,552 9.2% 6.6%

8 4 Hyundai 5,056 8.4% 103.5%

5 5 BMW 3,883 6.5% 5.9%

3 6 Mazda 3,794 6.3% -31.7%

6 7 Nissan 2,979 5.0% -13.0%

7 8 Kia 2,790 4.6% 11.0%

9 9 Mitsubishi 2,700 4.5% 16.3%

10 10 Subaru 2,269 3.8% 7.2%

11 11 Audi 2,177 3.6% 28.0%

12 12 VW 1,542 2.6% -3.7%

13 13 Volvo 1,134 1.9% 13.8%

17 14 Peugeot 578 1.0% 29.9%

15 15 Renault 506 0.8% 0.9%

18 16 Porsche 400 0.7% -9.6%

19 17 Jaguar 334 0.6% -7.5%

22 18 MINI 333 0.6% 8.9%

14 19 Opel 271 0.5% -56.8%

20 20 Land Rover 237 0.4% -31.4%

16 21 Citroën 200 0.3% -57.6%

41 22 Škoda 177 0.3% n/a

26 23 Infiniti 173 0.3% -12.3%

28 24 Seat 125 0.2% -3.8%

25 25 Ford 94 0.2% -59.5%

21 26 Suzuki 81 0.1% -75.3%

27 27 Blue Car 72 0.1% -53.1%

30 28 Maserati 71 0.1% -12.4%

39 29 Alfa Romeo 42 0.1% 435.8%

31 30 Bentley 41 0.1% -10.3%

24 31 Ssangyong 35 0.1% -86.2%

32 32 BYD 32 0.1% -22.2%

33 33 Chrysler 28
-17.6%

36 34 Rolls Royce 26
59.2%

37 35 Lamborghini 25
112.6%

34 36 Ferrari 24
-5.8%

40 37 Mclaren 21
221.5%

35 38 Aston Martin 18
-5.0%

29 39 Perodua 14
-82.9%


Others 31 0.1%

Total 60,049 -10.3%

Data source: LTA Singapore.
Picture source: Car Buyer.

17 October 2018

Cyprus Passenger Car Sales : Jan-Sep 2018


Sales here seem buoyant but I haven't got a clearer picture than that. What we can see is that Kia may become the top brand for the first time ever. Not too late for Toyota to come back, mind you. However, it hasn't been a good year for the bigger brands, with most suffering falls. Land Rover is doing well, entering into the top 10. That said, premium brands do well here.

Below the % column is market share and the +/- is shift in that share, comparing the first nine months of 2018 with the full 2017 year. Below green shows market share gain and yellow a drop.


17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

4 1 Kia 1,384 13.1% 38.7%

1 2 Toyota 1,309 12.4% -2.7%

2 3 Nissan 1,102 10.4% -5.9%

3 4 Ford 855 8.1% -25.5%

5 5 Volkswagen 740 7.0% -9.4%

6 6 Mercedes 523 5.0% -15.6%

7 7 BMW 517 4.9% -14.8%

10 8 Audi 421 4.0% 3.4%

8 9 Hyundai 408 3.9% -22.6%

11 10 Land Rover 357 3.4% 36.1%

18 11 Škoda 320 3.0% 123.5%

9 12 Honda 307 2.9% -30.6%

22 13 MINI 241 2.3% 199.5%

15 14 Citroën 213 2.0% 13.6%

20 15 Peugeot 210 2.0% 102.3%

21 15 Fiat 210 2.0% 155.9%

27 17 Chrysler 188 1.8% 289.5%

12 18 Suzuki 175 1.7% -32.4%

14 19 Volvo 162 1.5% -19.1%

16 20 Mazda 161 1.5% -1.4%

24 21 Seat 130 1.2% 75.6%

17 22 Opel 98 0.9% -37.9%

19 22 Porsche 98 0.9% -16.0%

23 24 Jaguar 94 0.9% 24.3%

13 25 Renault 79 0.7% -67.7%

25 26 Lexus 72 0.7% 9.1%

33 27 Alfa Romeo 41 0.4% 749.3%

28 28 Maserati 36 0.3% -10.5%

31 29 smart 35 0.3% 117.5%

30 30 Ssangyong 26 0.2% -5.0%

26 31 Mitsubishi 17 0.2% -68.0%

32 32 Subaru 13 0.1% -5.0%


Other 12 0.1%

Total 10,554

Data source: Cystat.