Croatia 2021. Opel Shines (+114.8%) In A Market Growing Effectively

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Croatian Auto market in 2021 rises by 25.5% with 45,289 sales, reporting positive performance all year, despite decreasing in Q4. Opel reports the best performance this year, gaining 114.8%.

Market Trend

The Croatian car market this year recovered from the pandemic crash of 2020 and reported a positive performance all year, with Q2 reporting the largest increase due to the incredibly low sales of Q2 2020.

The vehicle market hit the all-time record volume in 2008 at near 90,000 units, before being swept up by the crisis, with the volume rolled down at 27,797 in 2013. Then a new pathway was taken, recovering year after year. Indeed, in 2019 the market signed the sixth consecutive annual gain, reaching a peak of 62,970 units.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sales fell in  2020. In fact, 36,047 units have been sold, reporting a decline of 42.8% compared to 2019.

In 2021 the year started positively for the Croatian market, in fact, in Q1 10,519 units have been sold, reporting a 5.2% increase in sales compared to Q1 2020, and in Q2 sales kept accelerating due to the incredibly low levels of the previous year, reporting a 110% increase with 15,584 units sold.

In Q3 sales were rising slowly, gaining 4.3% with 11,289 units, and in Q4 sales rose just 0.9% with 7,897 sales.

Indeed, Full-Year sales for 2021 have been 45,289, reporting a 25.5% increase compared to 2020.

Croatia quarterly sales variation
Croatia quarterly sales variation

Brand-wise, this year the leader Volkswagen (+2.6%) lost 2.9% market share, followed by Skoda (-6%), which lost 3.4% share. Opel gained 3.3% share, reporting the best performance by rising 114.8%.  Kia reached 4th place and rose 77.5%, followed by Dacia -down 1 spot- which gained 36%.

Renault -down 3 spots- lost 6%, followed by Hyundai which rose 1 spot and gained 68.6%, and Suzuki which gaining 32.8%. Closing the leaderboard we have Peugeot -rising 36.4% and Toyota up 38.5%.

The most sold vehicle this year has been the Opel Corsa (+161.3%) with 1,871 units sold, followed by the Skoda Octavia, which fell 22.8% registering 1,855 new sales this year. The Dacia Duster (+69.1%) closes the podium by jumping 2 spots as well and reports 1,679 new units sold.

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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