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Myanmar Full Year 2018: Suzuki at 57.1% share, Ciaz snaps only crown in the world in market up 118.6%

The Suzuki Ciaz is the best-seller in Myanmar in 2018.

Myanmar returns to BSCB after an almost three-year hiatus. New car sales in the country are now taking off in a significant way: after gaining 13% in 2017 they more than double in 2018 at +118.6% to 17.982. Brand leader Suzuki (+204.1%) triples its volume year-on-year to tighten its stranglehold on the market even further, easily crossing the 50% share mark at 57.4% vs. 41.3% a year ago. In fact the Top 5 stays unchanged on 2017 with Toyota (+66%), Ford (+24.5%), Nissan (+91.6%) and Mazda (+71.1%) however all losing share year-on-year. Higer (+259.3%), GAC (+251.6%), Scania (+229.9%) and Dongfeng (+118.3%) are the greatest gainers further down.

Logically, Suzuki overwhelms the models ranking and monopolises the Top 4 (vs. the podium in 2017): the Ciaz (+292.7%) snaps the top spot, Myanmar being the only country in the world to crown this nameplate, toppling last year’s leader the Ertiga (+149.9%) despite the latter growing much aster than the market. Leader from 2014 to 2016, the Suzuki Super Carry (+60.1%) is down one spot to #3 this year while the new Swift launched in 2018 lands directly at #4. The Nissan Sunny (+97.1%) becomes the best-selling non-Suzuki in Myanmar, replacing the Toyota Hilux (+9.2%) down two spots to #6, with Toyota also placing the Vios and Fortuner inside the Top 10 and Ford the Ranger and the Everest.

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Full Year 2018 Top 20 All-brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2017 figures below.

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