Zimbabwe 2017. New vehicles sales fell down for the fourth year in a row

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Zimbabwe Vehicles
Toyota-Land_Cruiser-2018

Zimbabwe Vehicles Market is struggling hit by the fall of mineral prices, infrastructure and regulatory deficiencies and has lost the half of new vehicles volume in the last years with customer’s demand shifted back on used cars.

Zimbabwe’s economy depends heavily on its mining and agriculture sectors. Following a decade of contraction from 1998 to 2008, the economy recorded real growth of more than 10% per year in the period 2010-13, before slowing to roughly 4% in 2014 due to poor harvests, low diamond revenues, and decreased investment. Growth turned negative in 2016. Lower mineral prices, infrastructure and regulatory deficiencies, a poor investment climate, a large public and external debt burden, and extremely high government wage expenses impede the country’s economic performance.

Zimbabwe’s new vehicles market grew up until the 2013 when sales hit the record of 7.860 units, before to rapidly decline at only 3.557 in the 2016, as the economic crisis moved demand on cheaper used vehicles, usually imported from South Africa. In the 2017 the trend did not improved and the market fell down for the fourth year in a row with 3.345 sales, down 10.9% from the previous year.

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV6.1386.7536.2953.5443.4493.0563.693
HCV3181.107753456305289350
Total6.4567.8607.0484.0003.7543.3454.043

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV55,2%10,0%-6,8%-43,7%-2,7%-11,4%20,9%
HCV-7,6%248,1%-32,0%-39,4%-33,1%-5,2%21,0%
Total50,1%21,7%-10,3%-43,2%-6,2%-10,9%20,9%

Thanks to the off-road powerful line up and a presence in the market since 50 years, Toyota dominates the competitive landscape selling in the 2017 over 600 vehicles. Behind Isuzu and Ford.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required. Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2025. AutoData in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.  See details within Zimbabwe Store.