French Guyana 2017. Renault dominates hitting the new record

French Guyana vehicles

French Guyana vehicles market in the 2017 hit the second all time record in a row, taking benefit from the new models launch by French Makes. Indeed over 50% of market is dominated by Renault, Peugeot and Citroen.

French Guyana economy is tied closely to the larger French economy through subsidies and imports. Besides the French space center at Kourou (which accounts for 25% of GDP), fishing and forestry are the most important economic activities. Forest and woodland cover 90% of the country. The large reserves of tropical hardwoods, not fully exploited, support an expanding sawmill industry that provides sawn logs for export. Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops. French Guiana is heavily dependent on imports of food and energy. Unemployment is a serious problem, particularly among younger workers.

The domestic vehicles market is dominated by French Makers, holding over the half of market share. In the 2017 the market hit the second all time record in a row, with 6.192 sales (+6.6%).

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At Brand-wise, in the 2017 the market leader was Renault with 1.716 sales (+5.9%) and 27.7% of market share, ahead of Peugeot with 900 units (-3.8%) and Citroen with 672 (+16.7%).