Mauritius 2018. Nissan on top while the market soared 23.1%

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Mauritius Cars sales surged 23.1% in 2018 with 10.351 units sold. Nissan conquered the market crown with an outstanding 89.4%, followed Toyota and the previous year’s leader Kia. The worst performance was signed by Mitsubishi, dropping in 6th place.

 

Economic Environment

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.

 

Market Trend

Mauritius vehicles market in recent years has been characterized by unstable sales registrations, as after the 2015’s decline, it immediately recovered in 2016 breaking the 9.000 units threshold. However, in 2017 the market fell down again 4.2%.

In the 2018, according to data released by the local Authority for Transportation, the market signed a new All-time record – soaring 23.1% – with registrations at 10.351.

In the competitive landscape, Nissan – with 15.9% of share – became the new market leader, booming 89.4% with 1.771 units sold. In second place, Toyota surging 73.5% with 1.667 sales, followed by Kia with 1.317 units (+7%) and Suzuki with 790 (+25.8%).

Rank 2018Rank 2017Sales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018Share 2018
14Nissan1.77193589,4%15,9%
23Toyota1.66796173,5%15,0%
31Kia1.3171.2317,0%11,9%
46Suzuki79062825,8%7,1%
55BMW6676551,8%6,0%
62Hyundai6641.043-36,3%6,0%
711Mitsubishi638185244,9%5,7%
87Renault499533-6,4%4,5%
99Honda3923803,2%3,5%
1013Mazda371141163,1%3,3%
118Mercedes325409-20,5%2,9%
1218Isuzu29574298,6%2,7%
1310Audi2702700,0%2,4%
1414Peugeot24813287,9%2,2%
1516Ford24292163,0%2,2%
1612Perodua1801668,4%1,6%
1715Volkswagen15610252,9%1,4%
1820Citroen885172,5%0,8%
1917Jaguar77770,0%0,7%
2026Jeep5813346,2%0,5%
2136Eicher550,5%
2221Porsche52488,3%0,5%
2323Mini472867,9%0,4%
2436Seat390,4%
2524Fiat372176,2%0,3%
2529Yutong379311,1%0,3%
2629UD Trucks359288,9%0,3%
2719Land Rover2270-68,6%0,2%
2827JMC201181,8%0,2%
2930Iveco14875,0%0,1%
3025Proton1317-23,5%0,1%
3136Great Wall110,1%
3234Hino72250,0%0,1%
3336Foton2