Croatia 2017. Auto sales roars up 18%

Croatian car market

Croatian car market is booming fueled by buoyant private consumption. In the 2017 sales improved 18.3% Volkswagen is market leader ahead of Skoda and Opel while the Skoda Octavia has taken the leadership ahead of Clio and Focus.

Croatian economic data for the last quarter of 2017 suggests that growth likely moderated. Industrial production in November contracted over the same month of the previous year, following six consecutive months of increases. Moreover, unemployment rose for the second consecutive month, although this was likely due to seasonal factors. The number of tourist arrivals, however, continued to record year-on-year increases in both October and November.

Croatian vehicles market hit the all-time record volume in the 2008 outpacing the 100.000 units for the first and only time, before to be swept up by the crisis, with volume rolled down at 33.000 in the 2013. Then a new pathway was taken, recovering year after year. According to data released by the Croatian Minister of Transportation, in the 2017 the car passenger’s sales have been 50.769 (+18.3%).

At brand-wise, the leadership is solid in the hands of Volkswagen, which sold 7.116 units (+13.6%) ahead of Skoda with 4.722 (+36.8%), Opel with 4.652 (+14.3%) and Renault with 4.597 units (+25.9%).

The best-selling model was the Skoda Octavia with 2.464 sales (+50.3%) ahead of the Renault Clio with 2.292 units (+34.6%) and the Ford Focus with 2.271 (+49.0%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models.

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