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Bahrain Car Sales Data

Sales of New Cars In Bahrain

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Sales of New Cars In Bahrain – Data, Trends, Charts & Analysis

Bahrain has the fastest-growing economy in the Arab world and has been on an economic tear over the last decade. Bahrain’s banking and financial services sector is large and well developed and has helped the small nation diversify its economy (a little) away from just oil.

Here you will find annual car sales figures for Bahrain. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

The figures below come from unconfirmed sources and can vary slightly from other data you may find elsewhere. Despite our best efforts to find the most reliable data, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, unless a specific source is mentioned below the table. Still, we’re confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market to be published as such. If you have access to a confirmed source of Bahraini car sales figures, including a split between Passenger Cars and LCVs, or data going back before 2005, please get in touch with us.

Bahrain Automotive Sales Data & Recent Highlights

As you can see, the Bahrain car sales market has been declining since 2017. The decline was most pronounced in 2019, when sales fell by 17.21%. However, the market has started to recover in recent years, with sales increasing by 3.7% in 2021.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the decline in Bahrain car sales in recent years. These include the global financial crisis, the rise of ride-hailing services, and the increasing cost of living in Bahrain. However, the market is expected to recover in the coming years. The government of Bahrain is investing in infrastructure projects, which is expected to boost economic growth and create jobs. This, in turn, is expected to lead to an increase in demand for cars.

In addition, the government is also introducing a number of incentives to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles. This is expected to further boost the car sales market in Bahrain in the coming years.

Interesting Bahrain New Car Sales Stats

  • Best Sales Year Volume: 49,600 units sold
  • Worst Sales Year Volume: 18,000 units sold
  • Average Sales Per Year: 31,291.4 units sold
  • Total Sales Units (since 2005): 531,954 units sold

Top 5 Automotive Brands In Bahrain

Here are the top five car brands sold in Bahrain.

  1. Toyota
  2. Nissan
  3. Hyundai
  4. Kia
  5. Honda

Bahrain New Motor Vehicle Sales Table

Year Sales Growth
2005 18,000
2006 18,000 0.00
2007 20,000 11.11
2008 30,000 50.00
2009 28,000 -6.67
2010 29,000 3.57
2011 26,000 -10.34
2012 40,000 53.85
2013 43,500 8.75
2014 49,600 14.02
2015 47,700 -3.83
2016 39,200 -17.82
2017 32,439 -17.25
2018 31,855 -1.80
2019 26,372 -17.21
2020 24,760 -6.11
2021 27,528 3.70

Bahrain New Motor Vehicle Sales Chart

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.