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Rep of Macedonia March 2015: Hyundai ix35 confirms leadership

May 1st, 2015 No comments

Hyundai ix35 Rep of Macedonia March 2015The Hyundai ix35 brilliantly leads the Macedonian market so far in 2015.

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Thanks to data published by Central European data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you an update on the Republic of Macedonia after a one month-hiatus. New car sales are up a timid 2% year-on-year in March to 414 registrations, bringing First Quarter results up 5% to 1,018 units. A very interesting development is occurring this year in the Republic of Macedonia: whereas it didn’t even crack the FY14 Top 10, the Hyundai ix35 has installed itself atop the sales charts with a very impressive 7.3% share over Q1 2015, way above the Skoda Rapid at 5.5% while the VW Golf, #1 in 2014, is down to #5. Notice also the VW Passat soaring to 2nd place overall in March with a huge 7% market share, the Opel Corsa up to #3 thanks to the new generation and the Kia Sportage up to #7.

Previous post: Rep of Macedonia January 2015: Hyundai ix35 takes the lead

One year ago: Rep of Macedonia March 2014: Dacia Duster holds onto top spot

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Rep of Macedonia January 2015: Hyundai ix35 takes the lead

February 26th, 2015 No comments

Hyundai ix35 Rep of Macedonia January 2015. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auHyundai ix35

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New car sales in the Republic of Macedonia are up 4% year-on-year in January to 259 registrations, and this month we have a surprise leader: the Hyundai ix35 thanks to 18 units sold and 6.9% share. #2 in 2014, the Skoda Rapid is back to this spot this month with 17 sales, above the Ford Focus, VW Golf and Citroen C4. Notice also the Fiat Linea and Citroen C3 making a rare appearance inside the Top 10.

Previous post: Rep of Macedonia Full Year 2014: VW Golf resists Skoda Rapid attack

One year ago: Rep of Macedonia February 2014: Dacia Duster surprise leader

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Rep of Macedonia: 2007-2014 Historical Data available

February 17th, 2015 No comments

The VW Golf has topped Macedonian sales charts for the past 4 years.

Historical data spanning the past 8 years is now available for the Republic of Macedonia, with at least a Top 10 models from 2011 onwards without interruption. If you have access to more detailed Historical data for this country, please make sure to get in touch.

Rep of Macedonia 2007 (models): Chevrolet Spark leads the way

Rep of Macedonia 2009 (brands): Opel and Volkswagen dominate

Rep of Macedonia 2011: VW Golf and Renault Megane popular

Rep of Macedonia 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra dominate

Rep of Macedonia 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

Rep of Macedonia 2014: VW Golf resists Skoda Rapid attack

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Rep of Macedonia Full Year 2014: VW Golf resists Skoda Rapid attack

February 2nd, 2015 No comments

VW Golf FYR of Macedonia July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Golf

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with Full Year 2014 sales data for the Republic of Macedonia which endures another year in negative: down 2% on 2013 to just 4,217 registrations, compared to an all-time record of 17,744 units reached in 2008. The VW Golf is the most popular nameplate in the country for the third year running despite sales down 19% to 192 and 4.6% share. The Golf resists an aggressive attack from both the Skoda Rapid, finishing the year at #2 but holding the year-to-date top spot in April and June which made the Republic of Macedonia the first country in the world to crown the Rapid in a year-to-date ranking, and the Dacia Duster at #3 but #1 in FebruaryMarch and November.

Previous month: Republic of Macedonia November 2014: Skoda Rapid #1

Previous year: Rep of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

Two years ago: Rep of Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra dominate

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Republic of Macedonia November 2014: Skoda Rapid #1

December 31st, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Macedonia November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 333 new cars found a buyer in the Republic of Macedonia in November, lifting the year-to-date total up to 3,765 deliveries. For the first time since last June, the Skoda Rapid dominates the sales charts here thanks to a very strong 6.6% market share and is now only two units below the VW Golf in the race for the Full Year 2014 pole position… The Ford Fiesta is back up to #3, the Skoda Octavia up to #4 and the Opel Corsa at #5. Notice also very rare appearances of the Iveco Daily at #6 and Mitsubishi ASX at #10.

Previous month: Republic of Macedonia October 2014: Dacia Duster leads

Previous year: Republic of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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Republic of Macedonia October 2014: Dacia Duster leads

December 2nd, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Rep of Macedonia October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 328 new cars found a new home in the Republic of Macedonia in October, lifting the year-to-date total to 3,429 deliveries. Not only is this market small, it is also quite fragmented, with 15 sales enough for the Dacia Duster to take the lead of the models ranking above the VW Golf, now #1 year-to-date, Opel Corsa, Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia.

Previous month: Republic of Macedonia September 2014: VW Amarok up to #2

Previous year: Republic of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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Republic of Macedonia September 2014: VW Amarok up to #2

October 30th, 2014 4 comments

VW Amarok Macedonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe VW Amarok is up to #2 in the Republic of Macedonia in September.

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 326 new light vehicles were sold in the Republic of Macedonia in September, meaning the year-to-date total now stands at 3.101 units. Once again we have a very volatile models sales charts this month: 8 out of the Top 10 best-selling models in September weren’t in the August Top 10… The Ford Focus takes the lead with 5.2% share followed by the VW Amarok at 4.3%, making its very first appearance in the Macedonian Top 10 since BSCB has started following this country. The Skoda Rapid and VW Golf are now equal-#1 year-to-date (!) each with 146 units sold for a 4.7% market share. Notice also the Opel Antara up to #6, the Toyota Aygo at #7, Mitsubishi ASX at #9 and Seat Leon at #10.

Previous month: Republic of Macedonia August 2014: Opel Corsa and Ford Transit on top 

Previous year: Republic of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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Republic of Macedonia August 2014: Corsa & Transit on top

October 1st, 2014 No comments

Opel Corsa Macedonia August 2014Just 14 sales are enough for the Opel Corsa to top the Macedonian charts (2015 model pictured).

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, new car sales in the Republic of Macedonia add up to 276 units in August and 2,775 year-to-date, and only 14 sales are enough for the Opel Corsa to top the models ranking whereas it had not appeared in the monthly Top 10 since BSCB has started following this country over a year ago. The Ford Transit lodges a 2nd consecutive month in 2nd place but still hasn’t cracked the year-to-date Top 10, the VW Passat (#3), Dacia Duster (#4), Skoda Yeti (#5) and VW Up (#7) all jump up from outside the Top 10 in July while the VW Golf is down to #9 but remains the best-seller so far in 2014 (just) thanks to 135 sales and 4.9% share vs. 133 and 3.8% for the Skoda Rapid in 2nd place.

Previous month: Republic of Macedonia July 2014: VW Golf edges past Skoda Rapid year-to-date

Previous year: Republic of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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FYR of Macedonia July 2014: VW Golf edges past Skoda Rapid ytd

August 30th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf FYR of Macedonia July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Golf

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According to data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu 386 new cars found a buyer in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,499 units. Getting back in pole position this month with 22 sales and 5.7% earns the VW Golf back its throne year-to-date, only one unit above the Skoda Rapid at 128 vs. 127, both models holding a 5.1% market share so far in 2014. The Ford Transit jumps up to 2nd place in July, the Seat Leon up to a beautiful 4th spot and the Mazda CX-5 makes a rare appearance inside the Macedonian (or any European for hat matter) Top 10 at #10 with 2.8% share.

Previous month: FYR of Macedonia June 2014: Skoda Rapid now #1 year-to-date

Previous year: FYR of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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FYR of Macedonia June 2014: Skoda Rapid now #1 year-to-date

July 29th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid FYR of Macedonia June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 392 new cars found a buyer in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia in June, adding up to 2,112 units year-to-date. Pretty interesting milestone this month in the country: thanks to 28 sales and 7.1% share, the Skoda Rapid overtakes the VW Golf to lead the year-to-date ranking (112 units and 5.3% vs. 106 and 5%), making the FYR of Macedonia the first country in the world to crown the Skoda Rapid year-to-date. Skoda also places the Octavia in 2nd position this month. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up to #4, the Fiat Linea at #7, Citroen C1 at #8 and Toyota Corolla at #9.

Previous month: FYR of Macedonia May 2014: Opel Astra on podium

Previous year: FYR of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

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