Moldova Vehicles Industry in 2015 fell 30% squeezed by recession and political scandals.

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Moldova Vehicles Industry in 2015 fell 30% squeezed by economic recession and political scandals. During the Q4 sales dropped 40% and 2016 perspectives are dark. New Hyundai Tucson landed in fourth place.

Economic Outlook

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moldova’s capital to vent their disagreement with the election of the new government in late January. The investiture of the new government, headed by Pavel Filip of the center-right Democratic Party (DP), follows rising political instability since late-2014’s massive and destabilizing bank fraud.

This is the third government to be appointed since then and it does not appear to be more stable than the preceding two. Pro-Russian parties have gained some political support in recent months, and they are likely to win a snap parliamentary election if one is called. Moreover, presidential elections scheduled for March could become a focal point for further political unrest.

Market Outlook

The little Moldovan automotive industry ended the annus horribilis in the 2015 with last quarter lost above the 40%.

According to data released by the Ceauto.hu, a consulting firm specialized in East European car markets, in the entire 2015 the total light passengers vehicles sold in the country had been 3.537, down a huge 29.5%.

Despite losing half of volume, Dacia was again the market leader with 639 sales (-50.3%) and 18.2% of market share. In second Skoda with 463 sales (-16.1%) followed by Hyundai with 273 (-24.8%) and Toyota with 257 (-37.3%).

Dacia Logan was the best-selling model with 297 sales (-61%) followed by the Skoda Octavia with 157 (-15.1%) and the Dacia Duster with 107 (-55.8%). Despite launched in the summer, the new Hyundai Tucson landed in fourth place with 106 units.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

 

Rank 2015Rank 2014Brand201520142015 VarShare 2015
11Dacia6391.285-50,3%18,2%
22Skoda463552-16,1%13,2%
34Hyundai273363-24,8%7,8%
43Toyota257410-37,3%7,3%
58Mercedes20315233,6%5,8%
67Chevrolet1831801,6%5,2%
76Volkswagen169228-25,9%4,8%
814BMW15410645,3%4,4%
915Suzuki1329440,6%3,8%
1018Land Rover1256882,6%3,6%
1110Nissan109144-24,2%3,1%
1213Ford100108-7,2%2,8%
1311Renault87143-39,4%2,5%
1426Volvo7634121,7%2,2%
1523Porsche745046,7%2,1%
1625Mazda683784,2%1,9%
1722Audi645810,3%1,8%
189Kia59144-59,0%1,7%
195Opel58293-80,2%1,7%
2012Peugeot44121-63,5%1,3%
2121Citroen3363-47,8%0,9%
2227Lexus21199,1%0,6%
2329Uaz17988,9%0,5%
2319Fiat1768-74,9%0,5%
2417Mitsubishi1675-78,8%0,5%
2530Gaz14-#DIV/0!0,4%
2630Iveco13-#DIV/0!0,4%
2616Lada1390-85,6%0,4%
2720Daewoo1264-81,3%0,3%
2824Honda1147-76,7%0,3%
2928Mini913-31,1%0,3%
Rank DecRank 2015GroupDec2015Var2015 VarDec %2015 %
31Renault-Nissan28848-81,9%-49,0%9,7%24,0%
12Volkswagen74770-22,9%-13,3%25,5%21,8%
23Hyundai-Kia40332-2,4%-34,5%13,8%9,4%
54Toyota24278-52,0%-35,2%8,3%7,9%
105General Motors8253-77,8%-52,9%2,8%7,2%
46Mercedes Daimler2620373,3%33,6%9,0%5,7%
127BMW1163-85,7%36,9%0,3%4,6%
88Suzuki12132200,0%40,6%4,1%3,7%
79Tata1912558,3%82,6%6,6%3,5%
910Ford9100-18,2%-7,2%3,1%2,8%
Rank 2015Rank 2014ModelSales 2015Sale 20142015 VarShare 2015Share 2014
11Dacia Logan297761-61,0%9,2%17,7%
23Skoda Octavia157185-15,1%4,9%4,3%
32Dacia Duster107242-55,8%3,3%5,6%
417Hyundai Tucson1061006,0%3,3%2,3%
518Skoda Fabia101983,1%3,1%2,3%
66Skoda Superb94138-31,9%2,9%3,2%
75Hyundai Santa fe91149-38,9%2,8%3,5%
813Chevrolet Aveo89112-20,5%2,8%2,6%
927Suzuki Vitara88-2,7%0,0%
1014Toyota RAV484110-23,6%2,6%2,6%