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Tunisia: Help needed

March 20th, 2014 No comments

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On behalf of a client, an automotive industry market research company is looking at various markets in Africa. One of the countries of interest is Tunisia.

We are looking for someone who can obtain detailed data from Tunisia. Data is available by brand and model, but it is not so easy to obtain. So we need an expert, who can procure monthly data for 2013 and on-going in 2014. Payment is upon agreement.

If you think you can help, please contact me here.

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Tunisia Full Year 2013: Renault Symbol leads, Peugeot 301 #5

January 25th, 2014 4 comments

Renault Symbol Tunisia 2013Renault Symbol

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Final 2013 figures for Tunisia include Light Commercial Vehicles which explains the discrepancies in the rankings and total sales. The Tunisian new car market is down 2% year-on-year in 2013 to 47,959 registrations, and the brands ranking has a new leader this year: Renault is up 2 spots and 8% to 6,677 sales and 13.9%, passing Peugeot, leader in 2012 but down 21% to #3 this year, and Volkswagen also down 2 ranks to #4. Citroen for its part is up two to #2 at 5,482 units and 11.5%. Notice also Isuzu up 70% to #7, Toyota up 129% to #9 and Hyundai up 175% to #13.

Peugeot 301 Tunisia 2013. Picture courtesy of tunisietuning.comPeugeot 301

Keep in mind the Tunisian new car market is regulated by strict annual import quotas for each brand so the trends you see here may not reflect the full extent of the changing Tunisian customer tastes. Model-wise, the Renault Symbol is the best-seller in the country for at least the 6th year in a row thanks to 4,033 sales and 8.4% share, albeit down a harsh 27% on 2012. The VW Polo follows like last year, down 18% to 2,831 units and 5.9% while the Fiat Punto is up a splendid (and potentially unique in the world) 46% and 4 spots to round up the podium with 2,775 sales and 5.8%.

Citroen Nemo Tunisia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Citroen Nemo is up 161% this year in Tunisia.

There are no less than two all-new models making their appearance in the Tunisian Top 5 this year: the Renault Clio IV lands directly at #4 with 2,239 units and 4.7% and the Peugeot 301 arrives at #5 with 2,005 sales and 4.2%, another excellent start along with the #2 and 5.6% it reached in neighbouring Algeria. Further down, the Isuzu D-Max pops up at #10 with 1,304 units, the Citroen Nemo is up 161% to #11, the Citroen C-Elysee lands at #13 with 1,141 sales, the Kia Picanto is up 10 spots to #18 and the Peugeot 208 up 25 to #19.

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One year ago: Tunisia Full Year 2012: Renault, Volkswagen and Peugeot dominate 

Full Year 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Tunisia January-October 2013: Discover the Top 50 best-sellers!

December 15th, 2013 2 comments

Peugeot 301 Citroen-C-Elysee Tunisia October 2013Citroen C-Elysee and Peugeot 301

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For the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you a very detailed models ranking for Tunisia. This is extremely rare as Tunisia data is traditionally very patchy, so I hope you enjoy it! Over the first 10 months of 2013, 30,421 new vehicles have found a buyer in the country, meaning the market is heading towards a very similar figure over the full year as in 2012 when 36,746 vehicles were sold. The first thing to keep in mind is Tunisian car sales are regulated by annual quotas by brand/model set by the government, which bias the ranking a little. The Renault Symbol has been the best-seller in Tunisia for at least 6 years even though its market share has shrunk from over 20% early on to a still gargantuan 12.5% this year thanks to 3,794 sales. Note the new generation has not hit Tunisian shores yet.

Tunisia is one of the last countries in the world (with Italy, Serbia and Bosnia) to still appreciate the Fiat Punto, #2 over the period at 2,267 units and 7.5%, just above the Renault Clio IV at #3 with 2,220 sales and 7.3%. The VW Polo, for a long time #2 in the country, is down to #4 with 6.7% share. But the big event in the Tunisian Top 10 this year is the arrival of the Peugeot Group twins: the Peugeot 301 lands directly at an impressive 5th place thanks to 1,791 units sold for a 5.9% market share while the Citroen C-Elysee ranks #9 with 1,009 sales and 3.3%.

Previous post: Tunisia Full Year 2012: Renault, Volkswagen and Peugeot dominate 

Full January-October 2013 Top 50 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Tunisia Full Year 2012: Renault, Volkswagen & Peugeot dominate

March 7th, 2013 3 comments

2013 Renault Symbol Tunisia 2012The new Symbol should enable Renault to stay on top in 2013.

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Car sales data for Tunisia is very rare to come across but thanks to Alexandra I am able to share with you an all-brands ranking for Passenger Cars only for the Full Year 2012. Note this ranking does not include Light Commercial Vehicle sales which was the case for my last Tunisian update. New car sales in Tunisia are up a very healthy 15% year-on-year in 2012 to 37,132 registrations. Renault remains the most popular carmaker thanks to 6,207 units and 16.7%, however down from 18.9% in 2011. Volkswagen ranks #2 again in spite of sales down 11% to 5,140 and 13,8%. The German manufacturer is now threatened by Peugeot, up one spot and an impressive 28% year-on-year to #3 with 5,095 sales and 13.7%.

2013 Peugeot 301 Tunisia 2012. Picture courtesy of Beirutnightlife.comThe arrival of the 301 could mean Peugeot will rank #2 in Tunisia in 2013…

Further down, Fiat drops one rank and 11% to #4, Kia remains #5 but is up only 1% to 9.3% share vs. 10.6% in 2011, Citroen is up 33% to #6, Ford up 57% to #7, Chevrolet up 81% to #8, Seat up 19% to #9 and BMW up 59% to #10. Notice also Toyota up 29% to #11, Mitsubishi up 298% to #13, Mercedes up 80% to #14, Hyundai up 1389% (!) to #15, Mazda up 394% to #17, Opel up 122% to #19, Land Rover up 256% to #22 and Lancia up 625% to #24.

Previous post: Tunisia August 2012: Renault, Peugeot and Citroen on top

Full Year 2012 Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Tunisia August 2012: Renault, Peugeot and Citroen on top

September 20th, 2012 No comments

Renault Symbol

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As part of the Africa Project you will notice a push for more sales data information over the entire continent. Today and or the first time ever on BSCB I can share with you an all-brands ranking for Tunisia, which has the particularity of imposing annual import volume quotas split by brands. However it would appear that this year the quotas are either more generous or not strictly enforced, because the Tunisian car market is up a whopping 25% year-on-year over the first 8 months of 2012 at 35,044 sales, even when though we witness a 5% fall in August at 4,141 registrations.

Citroen C3

The brands ranking is completely reshuffled in 2012 compared to 2011. At the same time last year Volkswagen was the runaway leader with a massive 16% market share (even though Renault finished 2011 #1) but the German brand is down 11% in 2012 to fall back to #4. As a result French manufacturers monopolise the podium this year, all improving sales much faster than the market: Renault leads the way with 5,097 sales and 14.5% share (+33%) ahead of Peugeot at 4,844 units and 13.8% (+41%) and Citroen at 4,729 sales and 13.5% (+58%). Note that Citroen is #1 in August at 15% while Renault is down to #8.

2013 Dacia Logan. Dacia sales are up 163% in Tunisia in 2012

Below Volkswagen, Fiat, Kia and Ford grow, but slower than the market whereas Dacia at #8 and +163% year-on-year and Seat at #9 and +117% are by far the big winners in the Top 10, while Mitsubishi is in free fall at #10 and -49%. A couple of particularities of the Tunisian market: the weakness of Toyota, only #14 with 1.7% share, and Hyundai at #21 with 0.3% while SsangYong is up 96% to #17 and the absence of Chinese manufacturers. Model-wise, there is absolutely no information available online, so if you have any, please ensure you comment on here!

Previous post: Tunisia 9 months 2010: Renault Symbol clear leader

Full Year 2011 and August 2012 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Tunisia 9 months 2010: Symbol clear leader

November 24th, 2010 No comments

renault-symbol-tunisia-2Renault Symbol

Controlled by annual import quotas, the Tunisian market is nevertheless growing a whopping 76% over 2009 with around 35,300 registrations in the first 9 months of 2010. Like in neighbouring Algeria, the Renault Symbol is the best-selling car here, with 6,867 units sold and a massive 19.5% market share.

The new VW Polo arrives in 2nd at 2,635 sales (7.5%). Other successful models include the Fiat Grande Punto, the Kia Rio and Picanto, the VW Golf (2.8%) and Jetta (2.1%), Renault Clio Campus (2.2%), Fiat Palio (1.8%) and Peugeot 206 sedan. The Mitsubishi L200 should lead the commercial vehicles ranking.

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