Mozambique 2019. Auto market up again (+9.3%)


Mozambican vehicles sales kept growing in 2019. Indeed, Full-year registrations have been 4.172, up 9.3% from the previous year. Toyota was still on top of the ranking, ahead of Ford and Nissan, despite holding one of the lowest share levels in Central and South Africa.

Mozambican economy remained lackluster in the final quarter of 2019, with annual GDP growth matching the third quarter’s 2.0% upturn—leading to the weakest expansion in over two decades for the year as a whole.

Although the primary sector recovered in Q4, mainly on the back of a rebound in fishery production, the industrial sector contracted amid a marked decline in manufacturing output. Meanwhile, the key mining industry shrank for the third quarter running.

Mozambican vehicles market is finally back on track, after an extremely weak 2015-2017 period of time, where registrations almost two-third of 2014 volume. When the market had posted the all-time record in 2014 with 7.286 sales (including HCVs), nobody would have a drop in sales at 2.478 units. Indeed, in 2018 the market started recovering with 3.817 units sold (+54%).

In 2019, the market signed the second consecutive annual growth. Indeed, Full-year registrations have been 4.172, up 9.3% from the previous year.

The competitive arena was still dominated by Toyota with 20% of share, ahead of Ford and Nissan. However, this is still one of the lowest levels in Central and South Africa. Indeed, several players are active in the country, but the recent unexpected sharp crisis has reduced the single brands sales at minimum terms.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for Top Brands

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