Dacia retains control of the Bulgarian brands charts in 2019.
2019 marks a full decade of growth for new car sales in Bulgaria at +7.8% to 44.469 units. A caveat to this extended period of growth is the fact that as much as 30% of all Bulgarian annual sales are re-exported to other European Union countries, thus never making it to local roads, thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. Dacia (+16.4%) tightens its grip on the brands charts even further with the largest gain in the Top 10 leading to a 12.2% share, whereas in contrast Renault (-4.8%) and Skoda (-0.9%) both struggle on the podium. Volkswagen (+15.3%), Peugeot (+14.1%) and Nissan (+8.7%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10, Toyota (+7.2%) and Citroen (+6.5%) roughly match the market but Ford (-9.1%) and Kia (-7.2%) dive. Further down, Fiat (+80.2%), Ssangyong (+74.1%), Suzuki (+64.4%), Maserati (+63.2%), Isuzu (+59.3%), Land Rover (+49%), Mini (+47.1%), Opel (+24.1%) and Mazda (+22.9%) are the most dynamic while newcomer Haval steps up 5 spots to #35.
Previous year: Bulgaria 2018: Dacia and Renault top market up 11.2%
Two years ago: Bulgaria 2017: Dacia and Renault lead, Kia up 123% to #4
Full Year Top 45 All-brands ranking vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 40 All-brands ranking below.