Bolivia 2019. Market falls over 20% in full-year sales

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Bolivian car market
The 2017 Suzuki Ignis

Bolivian vehicles market in 2019 fell by 20.7% after being stable the previous year. Indeed, all full-year sales were 29.884.  Despite the strong presence of Chinese brands, the Japanese are still market leaders, with Suzuki on top of the list.

Market Trend

The automotive industry in 2018 has been stable, with sales up a mere 4% from the previous year, when the introduction of new limits for imported vehicles emission has hit the market, breaking the outstanding series of 12 consecutive record years, with a drop near 20% from the 2016 record.

After having stabilized, the market in 2018 was flat at 34.000 units, despite the strong battle for market share among all players – over 180 – distributed in the country.

After being stable in 2018, the Bolivian vehicle market took a hit in 2019. In fact, 20.7% fewer units were sold, with only 29.884 sales.

The market leader was again – as traditionally happens since a decade – the Japanese Suzuki, but their share of the market is declining.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the Top 10 Brands

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