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2010 Overall Africa Region Auto Industry Sales Figures

Country-level sales figures for total passenger cars in Africa

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Africa Passenger Car Sales for 2010

In 2010, the African automotive market showed signs of recovery from the impact of the global financial crisis. Economic conditions improved in some countries, leading to a gradual rebound in car sales. South Africa remained the largest car market in Africa in 2010. The country’s automotive industry saw a recovery, and car sales started to pick up. Sales jumped to 337k new passenger cars, a growth rate of almost 31% year on year. Egypt also saw the market recover, with new passenger car sales growing to 193k units, 21% growth. Other strong markets included Tunisia, Angola and Botswana.

The indicator estimates the number of new passenger car registrations and sales that took place within a country in a year. Passenger cars are road motor vehicles, other than a motor cycle, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine persons (including the driver).

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