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Kosovo First Half 2017: Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero on top

The Skoda Rapid is the best-selling nameplate in Kosovo so far in 2017. 

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Thanks to our partnership with CE Auto, today we welcome a new market on BSCB, a rare event lifting the total count to 201 markets covered by this site. No other website in the world covers new car sales data for as many markets, so you have chosen well by reading these lines. The new entrant is Kosovo, and first we need to clarify some information about this country. Since its declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, international recognition of Kosovo has been as follows: it is recognised by 57.5% of United Nation members states, 82% of European Union member states, 86% of NATO member states and 63% of OIC member states. Although Serbia does not recognise Kosovo as a sovereign state it has begun to normalise relations with it in accordance with the Brussels agreement. This information from Wikipedia.

1.470 light vehicles found a buyer in Kosovo over the first six months of 2017, making it among the smallest markets in the region: Montenegro is estimated to have roughly 1.100, the Republic of Macedonia roughly 2.500, Bosnia 5.376 and Serbia 16.203. The Skoda Rapid is the best-seller in Kosovo so far this year with 7.6% market share, distancing the Dacia Sandero at 7.1%. These two nameplates are the only ones managing more than 100 sales over the period. Skoda also places the Octavia and Fabia inside the Top 10 while Volkswagen has the Golf, Tiguan and Caddy. The Peugeot 301 ranks 8th and the Renault Captur 9th.

Full H1 2017 Top 10 models ranking table below.

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