Uganda 2016. New vehicles market down, used vehicles up.


Uganda Auto Sales 2016 were down from the previous year record. However, the car fleet keeps growing fueled by a great number of pre-owned vehicles imported. Market leader is Toyota the only one over 1.000 sales.

Uganda’s economic struggles came under the spotlight this past month when the World Bank published its updated economic outlook and the Managing Director of the IMF made an official visit to the country. The World Bank and Christine Lagarde both acknowledged the resilience of the economy and the improving access to financial services.

The growth of local circulating vehicles park keeps to be mainly fueled by pre-owned vehicles, arriving from South AFrica or from Japan, via Emirates and frequently include new vehicles registered as first time in the Emirates with zero kilometers and then imported in Uganda and in others African markets were a favorable duties system support this “grey practise”.

However, reporting just on official new vehicles registrations, we observe as the market stand at very little level, below the 3.000 units, with 2016 a little below the previous year with 2.468 sales.

Dominated by commercial vehicles and pick ups, the market is dominated by Toyota, the only brand over 1.000 sales, with 40.7% of share, ahead of Mitsubishi and Tata.

Above, 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 2016Rank 2015BRANDSales 2016Sales 2015Variation 2016Share 2016Share 2015
711Land Rover8414500,0%3,4%0,5%
913Great Wall487585,7%1,9%0,3%


Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 2015Variation
11Toyota Hilux5945439,4%
23Ford Ranger177230-23,0%
35Toyota Land Cruiser147175-16,0%
36Toyota Prado147159-7,5%
42Nissan Hardbody120264-54,5%
513ISUZU TFS1076078,3%
612Mitsubishi L200966645,5%
69Tata Xenon96942,1%
610Mitsubishi Outlander96942,1%