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Iraq First Half 2019: Hyundai and Mitsubishi help market up 71.6%

Mitsubishi sales are up 24-fold year-on-year in Iraq.

New car sales in Iraq surge 71.6% year-on-year over the First Half of 2019 to 37.942 units. Although Kia (+22%) easily keeps the lead of the models ranking, it sees its share lose almost 20 percentage points compared to the same period in 2018, going from 53.7% to 38.2%. Reversely, sister brand Hyundai (+174.9%) gains one spot to #2 and shoots from 15.1% to 24.1% of the Iraqi market, knocking Toyota (+43.2%) down to #3. Mitsubishi is up 24-fold and 4 spots to #4, Renault (+60%) remains at #5 above Jeep (+287.2%), Nissan (-30%) and BMW, returning into the ranking. Ford (+19000%), Chrysler (+3000%), Mazda (+2300%), Ram (+493.1%), Dodge (+242.5%) and Land Rover (+149.2%) all post spectacular gains.

Over in the models ranking, the Kia Frontier (-15.1%) manages to remain on top even though it slices its H1 2018 share in two from 30.4% to 15%. The Hyundai Tucson (+189.8%) edges up one spot to #2 while the Mitsubishi L200 (+4269.1%) is up 24 to round up the podium ahead of the Kia Sorento (+58.7%), Hyundai Elantra (+243.2%) and Kia Sportage (+144.5%). Notice also the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 8 spots to #10, the Kia Optima up 4 to #11 and the Hyundai Starex up 12 to #12.

Iraq January 2011 – June 2019 All Make and All Models monthly/annual data available. Contact us here for more details

Previous post: Iraq January-May 2019: Mitsubishi L200 storms into 2nd place in market soaring 63.9%

One year ago: Iraq First Half 2018: Kia on top, Renault back in market up 29%

Full H1 2019 Top 20 All-brands and Top 50 models vs. Full H1 2018 figures below.

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