Mauritius 2017. Kia & Hyundai have taken market control

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Mauritius Cars sales in the 2017 declined 6% from the record level hit in the previous year. Koreans Kia and Hyundai boomed volume landing in the top two positions taking market control ahead of former leaders, Toyota and Nissan.

Mauritius economy benefits from political stability and sound macroeconomic management, with increased foreign direct investment (FDI) sustaining growth. Mauritius also benefits from its strategic positioning as a gateway for investments from Europe and Asia into Africa. The government’s long-term strategic vision has been set out in the country’s long-term policy document.

Mauritius vehicles market is in a positive track since years with the all time record hit in the 2016, first time over the 9.000 units. According to data release by the local Authority for Transportation, in the 2017, following a still positive first half, the market changed mood and fell down, losing 6.7%

Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV8.8518.2439.1028.4369.1838.4118.579

2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV17,6%-6,9%9,5%-7,6%8,0%-6,7%2,0%

At brand-wise, the market leader was Kia with 1.231 sales (+68.2%), gaining 3 spots from the previous year. In second place Hyundai with 1.043 (+23.3%), up one spot, and in third Toyota with 961 (-31.2%). The former leader, Nissan, fell in 4th place with 935 sales (-42.2%).

Rank 2017Ran DecBrandSales 2017Sales DecVariation 2017Variation DecShare 2017Share Dec
11Kia1.23111068,2%52,8%14,6%16,3%
21Hyundai1.04311023,3%10,0%12,4%16,3%
36Toyota96140-31,2%-80,5%11,4%5,9%
44Nissan93548-42,2%-77,3%11,1%7,1%
53BMW655605,2%7,8%8,9%
62Suzuki6287057,8%133,3%7,5%10,4%
78Renault533302,3%-26,8%6,3%4,4%
87Mercedes4093718,9%-17,8%4,9%5,5%
98Honda3803061,7%114,3%4,5%4,4%
105Audi2704712,5%193,8%3,2%7,0%
11Mitsubishi185-59,5%-100,0%2,2%0,0%
129Perodua1661743,1%-26,1%2,0%2,5%
1313Mazda1413-42,2%-89,7%1,7%0,4%
1411Peugeot1321045,1%17,6%1,6%1,5%
1510Volkswagen1021270,0%71,4%1,2%1,8%
1615Ford922-59,3%-92,9%1,1%0,3%
1713Jaguar77332,8%0,0%0,9%0,4%
18Isuzu74-59,3%-100,0%0,9%0,0%
199Land Rover701741,9%537,5%0,8%2,5%
2015Citroen512-38,6%-66,7%0,6%0,3%
2112Porsche48626,3%20,0%0,6%0,9%
2212Chrysler36628,6%20,0%0,4%0,9%
2313Mini283
2416Fiat211
2413MG213
2516Proton171
2614Ashok Leyland132
27Jeep13
2815Infiniti112
28JMC11
29UD Trucks9
2915Subaru92
29Yutong9
30Iveco8
3116Alfa Romeo71
32Lexus5
33Jinbei3
34JAC2
34Hino2
34Kingstar2
35Chery1