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While analysts had predicted a dark 2013 after the Algerian market lodged an all-time record 433,233 registrations in 2012, in the end it is not as bad at all: down just 2% to 424,972 units, the 2nd-best-ever year in the history of automobile in Algeria. Peugeot tops the brands ranking in extremis for the first time in years with 74,350 sales and 17.5% share, up 12% year-on-year vs. 74,088 and 17.4% for traditional leader Renault, up 3% on 2012. Low-cost brand Dacia is up one spot to land on the podium at #3 with 37,290 units (-12%), passing Hyundai, down a harsh 38% year-on-year. Toyota remains #5, Volkswagen is up one spot to #6, Seat up 3 and a whopping 68% to #7, Kia up 22%, Citroen up 40% and Nissan up 60%.
In the models ranking, the Dacia Logan replicates its pole position in neighbouring Morocco to top the annual charts for the first time in Algeria thanks to the new generation and in spite of sales down 8% to 26,548 units and 6.2% share. The Peugeot 301 delivers an incredible year, flirting with the top spot most of the time and finishing 2013 at a world-best 2nd place with 23,686 sales and 5.6% of the market. The Seat Ibiza is also extremely impressive, up 7 spots and 81% year-on-year to #3 and 19,663 units, just above the Renault Clio IV landing directly at #4 with 19,650 sales and the Renault Symbol at 19,613! Another all-new entrant makes it 3 in the Top 6: the Peugeot 208 sells 17,462 units and even topped the charts in December.
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December Top 5, Full Year 2013 Top 200 models/Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.