Syria 2016. Koreans are the only car makers surviving

Syria Vehicles Market 2016

Syria Vehicles Market 2016 kept falling down losing an additional 44 percent and landing at a volume lower than one tenth compared with the 2010. In the harsh environment, just Koreans manufacturers survive.

Market Outlook

In addition to being a humanitarian nightmare, the on-going Syrian conflict has wreaked havoc on the country’s economy. Operating under the assumption that the conflict will continue on for “several more years,” a BMI Research release anticipates that the Syrian economy will contract by an average of 3.9% annually from 2016 to 2019. This will drag down the beleaguered economy to its early-1990s size.

In the horrible environment, automotive sector is struggling and sales are collapsing. In the 2016 sales at  7.833 units fell an additional 44.3%, with total volume now fallen below one tenth of the 2010 level.

Competitive Arena

In the 2016 there were only two carmakers selling significant volumes, Hyundai and Kia respectively with 4.690 units (-37.5%) and 4.137 (-35.4%). Nissan ranked third with 112 units (+19.1%).

The Kia Frontier was the new best selling model with 1.739 units (-35.2%), outpacing the Hyundai Elantra which was 2nd with 1.450 (-52.1%) and the Kia Sportage, third with 1.183 (-33.4%).

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 report year to date data updated.

Rank DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016
Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016 FY
33Fuji Heavy Industries2230,0%-25,8%0,3%0,3%
Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
21Kia Frontier891.739-59,5%-35,2%
62Hyundai Elantra361.450-85,8%-52,1%
13Kia Sportage1201.183-18,9%-33,4%
34Hyundai Tucson851.060-34,1%-29,0%
45Hyundai Santa fe801.03960,0%83,2%
56Kia Sorento40595-27,3%-3,4%
77Kia Optima3543066,7%106,7%
88Hyundai H-130398-34,8%-26,4%
149Hyundai i10-198-100,0%-69,6%
910Kia Cerato20130-23,1%-59,8%
1011Hyundai H-1 Truck9108-47,1%-54,4%
1312Hyundai Accent1102-98,6%-88,2%
1113Kia Rio460-90,9%-88,9%
1114Nissan Sunny4410,0%10,8%
1115Nissan Patrol440
1316Subaru Legacy123-50,0%-20,7%
1417Nissan X-Trail-21
1218Hyundai Sonata216-81,8%-85,5%
1319Hyundai Veloster114133,3%