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FYR of Macedonia February 2014: Dacia Duster surprise leader

March 19th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Macedonia February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you a models ranking for the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia for the first two months of 2014. Over the period, 562 new light vehicles found a buyer in the country, and if the VW Golf topped the sales charts in January as it did over the Full Year 2013, in February the Dacia Duster is the most popular car in Macedonia thanks to 21 sales for a 6.7% market share. It is followed by the Skoda Rapid at 6.1% and the Ford Focus, VW Passat and Golf all at 3.8%. Notice also the great hold of the Opel Antara: #3 in January and #7 in February.

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

One year ago: Macedonia February 2013: Skoda Rapid lands at #2

Full January and February 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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

January 28th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Macedonia 2013. 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 you a models ranking for the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia after a 6 month-hiatus. The Macedonian new car market is down 11% year-on-year in 2013 to 4,304 registrations, but the best-seller remains the same: the VW Golf stays on top thanks to sales down just 8% to 238 units and an improved 5.5% market share. Excellent operation for the Ford Fiesta up 79% and 5 spots to #2 and 3.9% only one unit above the Skoda Rapid landing directly at #3 and 3 above the Skoda Yeti boosted by a police order. The Chevrolet Spark, Fiat Doblo and Dacia Duster are also newcomers in the Top 10 this year.

Previous post: FYR of Macedonia May 2013: VW Golf and Dacia Duster on top

Previous year: FYR of Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra dominate

December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia May 2013: VW Golf and Dacia Duster on top

June 22nd, 2013 6 comments

Dacia Duster Macedonia May 2013Dacia Duster

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New car sales in Macedonia are still in trouble, down 24% year-on-year in May to 321 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,575 units, down 22% on 2012. This month the VW Golf reclaims the pole position it held in 2012 with 25 sales and 7.8% share, adding up to 111 and 7% so far in 2013. The Golf is however #2 YTD because the Skoda Yeti benefitted from deliveries to the Ministry of Interior back in January and totals 159 sales and 10.1% so far in 2013.

Peugeot 301 Macedonia May 2013Peugeot 301

The Dacia Duster impresses, up from outside the Top 10 in April directly to #2 at 18 units and 5.6%, followed by the Ford Fiesta with 17 sales and 5.3% and the Skoda Rapid, down 3 spots to #4 at 15 units and 4.7%. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up to #6 and 3.4% and the Peugeot 301 making its very first appearance inside the Macedonian Top 10 at #9 with 7 sales and 2.2%.

Previous month: Macedonia April 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms pole position

Previous year: Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

Full May 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia April 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms pole position

May 22nd, 2013 3 comments

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The Macedonian new car market continues to struggle: down 20% year-on-year in April to 298 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,266 units, down 10% on 2012. Last month Macedonia became the first country in the world where the Skoda Rapid managed to grab the top spot, and it confirms in April but this time getting rid of the VW Golf to be alone in pole position with 25 sales and an improved 8.4% market share.

The Rapid is #3 year-to-date at 67 units and 5.3% behind the Golf at 89 sales and 7% and the Skoda Yeti at 159 and 12.6% solely thanks to deliveries to the Ministry of Interior back in January. Notice also the Ford Fiesta up 4 spot on March to #3, the Ford Focus up to #4 and now #10 year-to-date and the Chevrolet Spark (#8), Seat Leon (#9) and Toyota Auris (#10) making their appearance in the Macedonian Top 10.

Previous month: Macedonia March 2013: Skoda Rapid in the lead!

Previous year: Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

Full April 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia March 2013: Skoda Rapid in the lead!

April 23rd, 2013 11 comments

Skoda Rapid 2013Skoda Rapid

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In March, 308 new vehicles found a buyer in Macedonia, bringing the year-to-date total to 968 units. Surprise on top: the Skoda Rapid celebrates its first pole position anywhere in the world thanks to 24 sales and 7.8% share, equal with the VW Golf. Granted, it’s a small market, but still an interesting achievement for the Czech model. Year-to-date, the Skoda Yeti is still by far the most popular model at 159 units and 16.4% solely thanks to deliveries to the Ministry of Interior. Notice also the Renault Fluence and Mitsubishi Colt both holding well at #5 and #7 respectively, the Lada Niva up to #8 and the Citroen C-Elysee making its first appearance in the Macedonian monthly Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Macedonia February 2013: Skoda Rapid lands at #2

Previous year: Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

Full March 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia February 2013: Skoda Rapid lands at #2

March 20th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Rapid Macedonia February 2013Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Macedonia are down 8% year-on-year in February to 273 registrations, however thanks to the 150-strong order of National Police Skoda Yetis delivered in January, the market is still up 5% on 2012 year-to-date at 708 units. The VW Golf reclaims its traditional pole position this month thanks to 25 sales and an excellent 9.2% share, but the Skoda Yeti, even if down to just one unit in February, is still leader year-to-date by far with 156 sales and 22% vs. 43 and 6.1% for the Golf.

As early as for its first month in market, the Skoda Rapid brilliantly manages to climb into 2nd place at 18 units and 6.6%, a better score than at home in Czech Republic which is, granted, a much more sizeable market. The VW Passat remains #3 with 12 sales and 4.4% equal with the Skoda Octavia while the Renault Fluence (#5), Mitsubishi Colt (#7) and Fiat Linea (#9) also shine.

Previous month: Macedonia January 2013: Police order sends Skoda Yeti #1

Previous year: Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

Full February 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia January 2013: Police order sends Skoda Yeti #1

February 26th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Yeti Macedonia January 2013Skoda Yeti

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The Macedonian new car market starts the year in a pretty unusual way: up 13% year-on-year to 435 registrations, however this progression is only due to the delivery to the Minister of Interior of 150 Skoda Yeti. Without them, the market would be down 26% on January 2012… With the Yeti artificially at 35.6% market share (!), Skoda logically dominates the brands ranking for once with 176 sales and 40.5% ahead of Volkswagen at 14.3% and Ford at 4.8%.

This January figure should enable the Skoda Yeri to feature on the 2013 year-end podium even if it sells nothing all year… In 2nd place we find the VW Golf at 18 units and 4.1%, followed by the VW Passat at 3% and the Opel Astra at 2.3%. The Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Captiva and Skoda Octavia are equal #5 with 7 sales and 1.6% share.

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Full January 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

January 22nd, 2013 2 comments

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Difficult year for new car sales in Macedonia, down 31% on 2011 to 4,816 registrations, the weakest annual tally in the last 10 years and far off the 2008 record of 17,744 units… The VW Golf is the most popular model in the country with 258 sales and 5.4% share, well above the Opel Astra at 176 units and 3.8% with the VW Polo rounding up the podium with 134 sales and 2.8%. The VW Passat makes it 3 Volkswagens in the Top 4 by ranking #4 at 128 units and 2.7%, followed by the Skoda Fabia and Hyundai i30. The Fiat Punto and Citroen C4 round up the Top 10.

Previous post: Macedonia December 2012: Great Wall Voleex C10 in Top 10

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Full Year 2012 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia December 2012: Great Wall Voleex C10 in Top 5

January 22nd, 2013 No comments

Great Wall Voleex C10

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The Macedonian new car market continues to crumble, down 40% year-on-year in December to 301 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 4,816 units, the weakest annual tally in the last 10 years…  The models podium is unchanged on November, with the VW Golf in the lead at 17 sales and 5.6% share, followed by the Opel Astra at 3.7% and the Ford Fiesta at 3.3%, now equal with the Citroen C1. Now that Great Wall manufactures cars in Bulgaria and is met there with great sales success, its expansion throughout Eastern Europe has started. This month, the Great Wall Voleex C10 ranks #5 in Macedonia with 9 sales and 3% share and Great Wall jumps into the Top 10 most popular brands at #10 and 4.7% share. Still very small numbers, but the invasion is on its way…

Previous month: Macedonia November 2012: VW Golf reclaims pole position

Full December 2012 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Macedonia November 2012: VW Golf reclaims pole position

December 15th, 2012 2 comments

VW Golf

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The Republic of Macedonia is now a monthly fixture on BSCB thanks to Rutger, and November brings the Macedonian new car market deeper into recession, with sales down 32% to 301 units and the year-to-date total now standing at 3,798 registrations, down 33% on 2011. The VW Golf reclaims its traditional pole position with an excellent 24 units sold for a 8% market share, reinforcing its 2012 year-to-date leadership at 238 sales and 6.3%. The Opel Astra is down to #2 with 16 units and 5.3% along with the Ford Fiesta, and stays #2 year-to-date at 165 sales and 4.3%.

Mitsubishi Colt

Excellent month for the Suzuki SX4 at #4 with 12 units and the Mitsubishi Colt at #5 with 11 sales, while the Ford Focus (#7), Peugeot Partner (#9) and Citroen C3 (#10) also shine. Year-to-date, there are still 3 Volkswagens in the Top 4 with the VW Polo ranking #3 at 128 units and 3.4% and the VW Passat at #4 with 123 sales and 3.3%. Brand-wise, Volkswagen continues to dominate with 11.6% share in November and 15.3% year-to-date, Opel is up to #2 at 9.3%, and Ford (#3), Peugeot (#5), Mitsubishi (#8) and Suzuki (#9) shine.

Previous month: Macedonia October 2012: Opel Astra #1, VW Golf leads year-to-date

Full November 2012 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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