Slovenian Cars Sales 2016 moderately up confirming the recovery trend started in the 2011 Volkswagen best brand while the Renault Clio was best model for the 19th consecutive year.
Recent monthly data for Q4 suggest that the Slovenian economy is gaining steam. Adding to the good news, on 16 December S&P Global Ratings upgraded its outlook on Slovenia from stable to positive while affirming its A sovereign credit ratings on the country’s debt. FocusEconomics analysts see the economy accelerating from 2016’s growth and expanding 2.5% in 2017, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s reading.
Following the positive performance of the previous year, the domestic cars market in 2016 kept a moderate growing speed improving 7.1% at 63.674 sales. It was the best sales level recorded since the 2011, hitting the fourth annual growth in a row.
According to data released by the Association of Car Manufacturers in Slovenia, the light commercial vehicles 9.959 (+33.6%) a strong increase keeping the path of last five years recovery.
Volkswagen was the leader with 9.747 units (+6.4%) ahead of Renault with 8.285 (-1.4%) and Skoda with 5.897 (+10.1%). The best performer of the year was Mini, up 67.5%, followed by Volvo, Suzuki, Hyundai, BMW and Fiat.
Among the lowest increases were reported for Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford and Renault, while the worst performance was recorded by Alfa Romeo, losing 52.2%.
The best selling model was the Renault Clio with 3.854 units (-11.8%) followed by the Volkswagen Golf 2.594 (-7.5%) and the Skoda Octavia with 2.377 (+29.9%).
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models.