Yemen 2016. Market at lowest since 2011


Yemen Vehicles Market in 2016 fell heavily at the 2011 level, dragged down by critical economic and social situation. Toyota monopolized the model ranking, while Jeep quadrupled sales.

Yemen’s critical economic and social situation doesn’t seem to be improving. Last August’s decision by the Saudi-supported Hadi government to move the Central Bank from the Houthi-controlled city of Sana’a to Aden caused serious problems in the Bank’s functioning. The Bank stopped guaranteeing imports and is hardly providing any liquidity to the system. FocusEconomics panelists expect the economy to contract 0.4% this year before rebounding and growing 7.4% in 2018.

The economic contraction should ease this year, as the Saudi-led coalition slowly but steadily gains control of large areas of the South. An increased involvement by the new U.S. administration could further speed up the progress.

Vehicles market reported in the 2016 the third highest drop down since 2010, reporting positive performances only in the last three months of the year. Light vehicles volumes had been at 4.292 units (-50.3%), falling back at the 2011 level.

The market leader, Toyota was the only one to score over 3.000 units despite the huge slowdown reported (-48.5%), while the premium brand BMW ranked 2nd gaining five spots (+51.1%). Nissan was in third place falling down in double digit (-32.7%) followed by the best performer of the year, Jeep, improving 348.7%.

At model wise, the best three models had been made by Toyota with podium almost unchanged from the previous year. The leader is the Toyota Hilux  with 1.437 sales (-32.1%) followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser with 727 (-41.0%) which outpaced Toyota Land Cruiser P/U with 614 (-52.0%).

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 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
11Toyota Hilux1.4372.116-32,1%
23Toyota Land Cruiser7271.232-41,0%
32Toyota Land Cruiser P/U6141.279-52,0%
45Nissan Patrol231255-9,4%
530Jeep Grand Cherokee12523443,5%
64Toyota Prado116679-82,9%
715Land Rover Range Rover Sport796914,5%
823BMW X67435111,4%
936BMW X46116281,3%
1027Ford Ranger6027122,2%