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Now updated with sales of all Toyota models.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the world’s least explored nations culturally and geographically. It occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea north of Australia, with the western half forming the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. PNG is home to 8.1 million inhabitants, most of them living in customary communities which are as diverse as the 848 languages listed for the country. PNG is one of the most rural countries in the world, with only 18% of the population living in urban centres, and one-third of the population living on less than US$1.25 per day.
New car sales in PNG are down slightly in 2017 at -0.8% to 5.569 registrations, to be compared with 8.305 in 2014. Toyota continues to hold over half of the PNG annual sales with a 51.5% market share in 2017 down slightly on the 51.9% held a year prior. In the Top 5, only Hyundai (+3%) gains volume year-on-year while Isuzu (-5%), Nissan (-5%) and Ford (-12%) all drop. Kia soars 46% to #6, posting the largest sales gain of any major manufacturers in the country for 2017. Notice also the arrival of Chinese carmaker JMC directly at #10 with 39 sales. The Land Cruiser 70 maintains its grip on the PNG models charts with a 28.3% market share in 2017.
Full Year 2017 Top 14 All-brands ranking vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.
Full Year 2017 sales of all Toyota models below.