Venezuela June 2016: Ford last manufacturer left in atone market

Ford Explorer Venezuela June 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe Ford Explorer is the best-selling vehicle in Venezuela so far in 2016. 

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The Venezuelan new car market is only but a shadow of itself at just 243 registrations in June, down 87% year-on-year and pulling the year-to-date total down 85% to 1.704 units. American manufacturer Ford is the only left to sell vehicles in the country, accounting for 88.5% of the market in June and 79% so far in 2016. Its Explorer leads the sales charts followed by the Ecosport, F-350, Fiesta and F-250.

Previous month: Venezuela May 2016: Ford last man standing

One year ago: Venezuela June 2015: Chevrolet Silverado takes control

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Venezuela May 2016: Ford last man standing

The Ford Explorer accounts for 35% of the (few) new vehicles sold in Venezuela in May. 

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Venezuela shows no sign of unlocking from its near-standstill, worse: it seems to slowly die out month after month. May sales are down 84% year-on-year to add up to a dismal 253 units, 240 or 94.9% of which are branded Ford. Sadly, it looks like once the American manufacturer finally decides to pull out, the Venezuelan new car market may actually stop and amount to zero monthly sales, which would be a first in the 6-year existence of BSCB: never has any market purely and simply stopped purchasing new cars yet. Ford de Venezuela is selling new cars in the country in dollars since May 2015 and has posted a warning on their local website not to purchase vehicles sold as new outside of their approved dealers, mentioning the new (and illegal) practice by Ford workers at the local assembly plant to sell vehicles straight from the factory to private buyers. Ford also does not condone the sale of any imported model as these do not have a warranty in Venezuela…

Previous post: Venezuela March-April 2016: Ford strengthens hold on atone market

One year ago:: Venezuela May 2015: Dodge Forza leads again in market down 41%

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Venezuela March-April 2016: Ford strengthens hold on atone market

Ford Ecosport Venezuela April 2016. Picture courtesy Flickr.comThe Ford Ecosport is the best-selling nameplate in Venezuela in April. 

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The hecatomb continues for Venezuela with March registrations down 94% to 217 units and April volumes down 84% to 279, leading to a year-to-date total also down 84% to just 1.208 sales. Ford is the only manufacturer to have maintained activity in Venezuela with a 85.7% market share in March and 81.7% in April at 228 registrations. The Ford Ecosport is the best-selling nameplate in the country in April with 28% share above the Ford Explorer at 25.1% and the Ford F-250 at 12.2%. The Explorer leads year-to-date at 31.5%.

Previous post: Venezuela January-February 2016: Ford last man standing

One year ago (March): Venezuela March 2015: Chevrolet dominates market on the mend

One year ago (April): Venezuela April 2015: Dodge Forza takes the lead in market up 33%

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Venezuela January-February 2016: Ford last man standing

Ford Explorer Venezuela February 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe new generation Ford Explorer is available in Venezuela and leads sales charts in 2016. 

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Each year shows Venezuela sinking further towards a total stop of car sales activity: January is down 43% year-on-year to just 387 units while February slumps 75% to 325 sales, pulling the year-to-date total down 64% to 712 registrations. Ford is the only manufacturer to maintain organised sales in the country with a relatively up-to-date lineup, accounting for 55% of the market in January and 81.2% in February. Scania reports a 100-unit delivery of trucks in January but falls to zero in February, when only Mitsubishi, Iveco and Mack also report sales. Model-wise, the Ford Explorer leads the way with 32.6% share so far this year, with the Ford F-250 (13.9%) and Ecosport (10.7%) the other nameplates over 10% share.

Previous post: Venezuela Full Year 2015: Chevy Silverado #1, market down 96% on all-time high

One year ago (Jan): Venezuela January 2015: Market at standstill again with 683 sales

One year ago (Feb): Venezuela February 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer and Toyota Corolla survive

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Venezuela Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Silverado #1, market down 96% on all-time high

Chevrolet Silverado Venezuela 2015The previous generation Chevy Silverado is the one on sale in Venezuela.

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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Venezuelan new car market plunges further down into oblivion in the wake on the continuing political turmoil and economic recession that is plaguing the country: down 26% to just 17.585 registrations. For comparison, the annual 2015 figure is similar to the sales level reached in July and August 2013 alone…, 87% below 2012’s annual score (130.533) and a devastating 96.5% below 2007’s record high 491.899 deliveries. Only eight manufacturers have remained in the market, with five of them selling over 1.000 units: Chevrolet (-11%) is market leader, followed by Toyota (+5%), Mitsubishi (-7%), Ford (-49%) and Dodge (+132%).

The models ranking is totally novel: the Chevrolet Silverado – the previous generation is still the one on sale here – takes the lead thanks to sales up 3-fold on 2014 to 2.405, ahead of the Toyota Fortuner (+34%), Chevrolet Aveo (+19%), Mitsubishi Canter (+92%) and Dodge Forza (+132%). Last year leader, the ZNA Rich / Civetchi Pickup, implodes down 99% to just 42 units at #29.

Previous month: Venezuela November 2015: Chevrolet and Jeep ahead, market down 53%

Previous year: Venezuela Full Year 2014: ZNA Rich up to #1 in market down 76%

Two years ago: Venezuela Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Aveo and Mitsubishi Lancer on top

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Venezuela November 2015: Chevrolet & Jeep ahead, market down 53%

Chevrolet Silverado Venezuela November 2015The Chevrolet Silverado is the best-seller in Venezuela this month.

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Depressing month keep coming through in Venezuela with new car sales down 53% year-on-year in November to just 1.296 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 13% to 16.115 units. Despite a 56% drop to 320 sales and 24.7% share, Chevrolet reclaims the brands pole position it holds year-to-date, distancing Jeep reborn from its ashes at 310 units and 23.9% share vs. 483 and 1.2% year-to-date. Ford (-66%), Mitsubishi (+39%) and Toyota (-75%) follow. Model-wise, the Chevrolet Silverado dominates with 315 sales, ahead of the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Previous month: Venezuela October 2015: Jeep reborn in market down 72%

One year ago: Venezuela November 2014: Ford F-350 shoots up to #1

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Venezuela October 2015: Jeep reborn in market down 72%

Jeep Cherokee Venezuela October 2015The 2010 Jeep Cherokee is still assembled in Venezuela.

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The Venezuelan new car market is stuck to an almost standstill, down 72% year-on-year to a meagre 613 units. Jeep is reborn from its ashes this month with 27.4% share thanks to 168 deliveries, 166 of which are the 2010 Jeep Cherokee still assembled in the country. Mitsubishi is actually up 52% year-on-year to #2 with 126 sales and 20.6% share and Toyota is the only other manufacturer able to sell over 100 units in Venezuela this month. Ford (94) and Chevrolet (60) follow.

Previous month: Venezuela September 2015: Market down 68% to just 620 sales

One year ago: Venezuela October 2014: Dodge Forza up to 2nd place

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Venezuela September 2015: Market down 68% to just 620 sales

The Dodge Forza is the best-selling nameplate in Venezuela this month.

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As if the past two years haven’t been tough enough on the Venezuelan new car market, September sales are down a further 68% to just 620 units, the lowest the market has fallen to since the start of the crisis over two years ago. Ford (-81%), Toyota (-73%) and Dodge are the only brands selling over 100 units this month while over in the models ranking the Dodge Forza (113), Toyota Fortuner (93) and Iveco Daily (56) are the only ones above fifty units.

Previous month: Venezuela August 2015: Mitsubishi drops out, 3 carmakers remain

One year ago: Venezuela September 2014: Ford Ecosport lands at #5 in market down 75%

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Venezuela August 2015: Mitsubishi drops out, 3 carmakers remain

Ford F-350 Venezuela August 2015U.S. full size pickup trucks account for half the overall Venezuelan market in August.

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Whereas it had seemed the situation stabilised over the past couple of months (July down just 9%), August Venezuelan data shows a market falling further down into oblivion: down 31% to just 1.167 registrations with the year-to-date total now standing at 13.585 units, up 18% on 2014. With the government still blocking the repatriation of revenue in local currency, the number of manufacturers still maintaining an activity in the country has slimmed down to only three: Toyota (31%), Chevrolet (27.2%) and Ford (26.2%) hold a combined 84.4% market share in August while Mitsubishi drops out at just 44 units vs. 3.008 so far this year. Model-wise, pickups rule: the Chevrolet Silverado holds a gargantuan 23.3% market share thanks to 272 sales but this month the Ford F-350 snaps at its heels with 269 units and 23.1%, these two nameplates accounting for almost one in every two vehicles sold in Venezuela in August. The Toyota Corolla, Fortuner and Hilux are the only other models to sell above 60 units this month.

Previous month: Venezuela July 2015: Chevrolet, Toyota and Mitsubishi won’t leave

One year ago: Venezuela August 2014: No improvement in market down 80%

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Venezuela July 2015: Chevrolet, Toyota and Mitsubishi won’t leave

Chevrolet Silverado Venezuela July 2015One in every 3 new vehicles sold in Venezuela in July is a Chevrolet Silverado.

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The Venezuelan new car market has now been evolving at a standstill for almost two years, and don’t let the one digit drop in July fool you: sales may be down just 9% on July 2014 at 1.446 units but they are down 83% on July 2013 which was itself down 21% on July 2012. In this context and with the impossibility to repatriate currency out of the country, only a handful of manufacturers maintain an activity in Venezuela: namely Chevrolet (597 sales), Toyota (425) and Mitsubishi (259). Model-wise, only five nameplates sell more than 60 units in Venezuela this month: one in every 3 new vehicles sold in the country is a Chevrolet Silverado – the previous generation is the only one available in Venezuela – with 492 units sold and cementing its year-to-date leadership at 1.739 deliveries at 14%. The Mitsubishi Canter follows at 178 sales, ahead of the Toyota Fortuner (159), Corolla (156) and Hilux (109).

Previous month: Venezuela June 2015: Chevrolet Silverado takes control

One year ago: Venezuela July 2014: Chevrolet Silverado #2 in market down 82%

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