Africa Car Sales Data - Annual Reports
Affordability plays a crucial role in consumer choices, and used cars are often more accessible due to their lower prices compared to brand-new vehicles. African consumers often prioritize affordability and reliability when purchasing vehicles. Fuel efficiency, durability, and suitability for rough road conditions are key considerations. Compact cars and SUVs are popular choices due to their versatility and practicality. Chinese automakers have gained a significant presence in the African car market over the last decade. Chinese manufacturers offer affordable vehicles tailored to the needs and budgets of African consumers. They have been successful in capturing market share, especially in countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Limited road infrastructure, inadequate public transportation systems, and a lack of accessible financing options have been challenges to car sales in Africa. These factors can hinder market growth, particularly in rural areas. North African countries, such as Morocco and Egypt, have a more developed automotive industry and higher car sales compared to other regions. Sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, have significant car markets.
Africa Car Sales by Country (All Years)
In this section of the site, you can find a databank of auto sales data since 2005 for virtually every country in Africa. Please note these statistics are either Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs) or just passenger cars. Please read each post to make sure you understand which data is which. Please note that these figures often come from unofficial 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, but we are confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market.