08 November 2021

South Africa Sales: 2021 (Jan-Oct)

Of all the countries in Africa, the most southerly one has been the best for gaining car sales data. That recently changed to the point that Naamsa offers only the most basic of information. 

That is understandable as it surely makes a living on selling this resource but disappointing for anyone wanting to know what's going on there. I have put together data that is for the most part estimation. It's as close as I can get but is not 100% correct. 

The '+/-' column below is comparing market share variance for six months of 2021 with a full 2020. Registrations were up 5% in October and +28% YTD. VW remains at the top, nearly 7,000 sales ahead of Toyota, despite closing the gap. In turn, Toyota has a clear advantage over Hyundai and Suzuki with the latter going really well. 

Points of note: For the most part, premium marques are not doing as well as mainstream brands. If light commercials were added, suddenly Toyota would be well ahead. It has sold 45,000 more light commercial vehicles than VW has so that puts Toyota nearly 40,000 sales ahead of its nearest competitor. 

Basic data source: Naamsa. 

06 November 2021

Malaysia Sales : 2021 (Jan-Sep)

In September registrations were -25% and -9% YTD. Not only are the numbers down on last year, but they are also much worse than the years previous to that.  

The market is dominated by two local brands and with import duty on cars not assembled there the choice buyers have is limited.

Perodua (read Daihatsu) is ridiculously dominant but a resurgent Proton took some sales from the former, although the gap is still generous. Toyota brushed aside Honda but is a distant third compared to the local brands. 

The '+/-' column below is comparing market share variance for nine months of 2021 with a full 2020. There are a few brands that are not included but all those worthy of note are here at least.

Data source: MAA.

02 November 2021

Serbia Sales: 2021 (Jan-Sep)

Registrations for September were +11% and +18% YTD so a strong performance is maintained. The '+/-' column below is comparing market share variance for nine months of 2021 with a full 2020. 

Škoda is well in front and extending its lead. That was probably helped by Renault pulling back, which it is doing elsewhere and Ford is of the same mind. Fiat is well placed at second and Toyota moved up three places with a  27% gain in share. As for the rest, there's plenty of shuffling going on.