28 October 2023

French Guiana Car/LCV Sales : 2023 (Jan-Sep)

French Giana is another overseas department of France, comprised mainly of tropical rain forest. It is located on the north east coast of the South American mainland.  Despite its size, the population is only about 300,000. 

The car market is small, with 4,900 units finding new homes so far in 2023. Volume is down 7% YTD and was also down 5% in the third quarter. Dacia is popular here (the Sandero Stepway pictured above) and I was surprised to see Fiat on the top ten list. The 'Diff' column below shows market share change, comparing three quarters of 2023 with a complete 2022.   


Here are the top ten models.

27 October 2023

Guadeloupe Car/LCV Sales : 2023 (Jan-Sep)

Guadeloupe is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. It is a French overseas department with nearly 400,000 people living here. 

French car brands predominate as one might expect them to. Registrations are down 1% YTD and likewise -2% for Q3. Not much in it then. 

The 10,900 units sold are well short of the 17,000 for 2022 but each year there is a sizable jump during the last quarter. The 'Diff' column below shows market share change, comparing three quarters of 2023 with a complete 2022.   


As for models, the top ten are listed below.

Martinique Car/LCV Sales : 2023 (Jan-Sep)










Martinique is an overseas French territory with about 350,000 inhabitants and is quite densely populated. 10,000 cars/LCVs have been sold so far in 2023, down 4% YTD although Q3 was up 2%. Peugeot and Renault dogfight it out for the top spot, with Citro├źn a little off the pace. 

The 'Diff' column below shows market share change, comparing three quarters of 2023 with a complete 2022.  


The top models are listed in the chart below.

22 October 2023

Mclaren Regional Sales : H1 2023











Mclaren has had quite variable delivery figures if the last three years are an indicator. That said, 2023 looks strong with 1,292 deliveries and one gets the impression things are now on a more even keel. Total sales were up 52% for the H1 comparison with 2022. 

North America remains the largest market and sales were up 39%. Europe comes next and did even better with a 68% increase! Asia/Pacific then topped that with an 83% gain, which is presumably mainly Japan and Korea. China only increased 26% and the rest of the world +50%. 

Many countries don't publish Mclaren sales and the company itself only provides what you see in the colourful chart at the base of the article. 












Data source: Mclaren.