Croatia 2016. Car sales at best level since 2010

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Croatia Vehicles Sales 2016 posted a vigorous increase, sustained by the economic recovery. The sector advanced at the best since 2010, still far from record. Hyundai the best, Kia the worse.

Croatia’s economic recovery finally gathered pace in 2016, following a mild rebound in 2015 after six years of recession. Growth came on the back of both a buoyant tourism sector and robust private consumption, supported by falling unemployment and real wage growth. FocusEconomics panelists expect GDP to grow 2.6% in 2017.

Following the moderate increase of the previous year, the domestic cars market in 2016 accelerated the pace hitting the third consecutive annual growth. It was the best sales level reported since 2010, pushed up by the outstanding performance posted in December (+82.4%). However, the registrations scored in the full year will have to double to reach the all time record of 2008.

Indeed according to data released by Autonet, new cars sales had been 42.898 (+23.2%) while light commercial vehicles sales were 8.142 (+21.6).

Competitive Arena

(Data reported include the light commercial vehicles)

Volkswagen kept the leadership with 6.326 units (+12.2%) ahead of Opel with 4.071 (+12.4%) and Renault with 3.651 (+33.1%). Emerging brands were Suzuki, Mercedes, Toyota and Ford posting the highest growths of 2016, while Hyundai was the best performer, surging 128.7%.

Despite it ranked 8th, Kia reported the worst decline, losing 18.1%.

The best-selling model was the Opel Astra with 3.104 sales (+1.5%), ahead of the Volkswagen Golf with 2.190 (+15.9%) and the Renault Clio with 1.703 (+13.4%).

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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