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Colombia 2020. Toyota & Chevrolet contained the losses in market down 38.2% in June

Colombian Auto Market in June 2020 kept struggling despite the moderate improvement compared to the previous month. Indeed, 11.616 units sold, down 38.2% from last year, ending the First Half to 69.930 (-30.2%). Renault dropped down 48.4% while Toyota signed the best top 10 performance.Market Trend in JuneAfter reporting a complete halt in April (-98.9%) and a 59.9% drop in May, the market further improved in June. However, the monthly drop was still heavy, with 11.616 units sold, down 38.2% from last year, ending the First Half to 69.930 (-30.2%).In the competitive landscape, the leader Renault declined faster than the market in June – losing 48.4% – while the follower Chevrolet contained the losses (-21.9%). However, the best Top 10 performance was scored by Toyota  – currently in 6th place – with “just” a 10.7% drop.Post Covid19 Market TrendOn March 20 a 19-day nationwide quarantine was announced by President Iván Duque, starting on 24 March and originally ending on 12 April. As a result, the light vehicle market dropped down 40.3% in March with 11.827 sales, ending the Q1 at 49.556 (-7.6%).In April the market reported a complete halt, with only 221 units sold (-98.9%), while in May it largely improved, with sales at 8.933 (-59.9%).Medium Terms Market TrendAfter a positive period ended in 2014 with a peak of 316.482 units, the Colombian vehicles market started a decline with sales down at 237k in 2017. Finally, in 2018 the market was able to change direction and to post a positive score, with 256.662 sales, while holding a stable trend in 2019, at 257.222 (+1.8%).In the first two months of 2020, according to data released by the Colombian Associations of Car Manufacturers, registrations were holding the momentum. Indeed, year-to-date sales in February have been 37.712, up 11.2% from the previous year.Tables with sales figuresIn the tables below we report sales for top 10 Brands and top 10 Models.This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.

Romania 2020. Hyundai gains 5.5% in May while the market reported a shy improvement (-45.1%)
Friday June 19, 2020

Romanian car market in May 2020 managed to only marginally improve compared to the previous month. Indeed, 7.032 were sold in May, losing 45.1%, leading Year to Date sales to 38.931 (-31.3%). Hyundai is the star of the moment, gaining 5.5%.Romanian Car Market in MayAfter the 50.3% drop in April, the market has moderately improved […]

Highlights from Albert Wenger’s World After Capital
Saturday June 20, 2020

Capital is becoming abundant. So we should be able to provide everyone with enough capital to lead a decent life. Attention is replacing capital as the key finite resource. So we must learn how to better save and spend our attention. Knowledge is humanity’s most valuable collective asset. So we should do everything we can […]

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