Japanese car sales rack up $560 million in Egypt in 2015
The Egyptian-assembled Japanese cars acquired 36.6 percent of the market. (AFP/File)
Japanese passenger car sales, for cars assembled in Egypt, reached approximately EGP 4.4 billion ($560 million), over the first five months of this year.
This is of the total passenger car sales in Egypt, which reached approximately EGP 12 billion ($1.53 billion). Thus Egyptian-assembled Japanese cars acquired 36.6 percent of the market.
A total of 23,400 Japanese cars were also sold out of the market’s total sales, which reached 76,700 cars. This enabled Japanese cars to acquire 30.5 percent of the passenger cars sold in Egypt.
The New Nissan Sunny was on top of the list of the most sold Japanese cars in Egypt, with sales amounting to EGP 591 million ($75.5 million), in the period between the start of this year until May, with 4,657 cars sold. The New Nissan Sunny is considered one of the most popular cars in Egypt.
The New Sunny acquired 6 percent of the passenger car sales in Egypt, as well as 20 percent of the market share for Japanese automotive sales in Egypt.
Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Lancer‘s sales reached EGP 511 million ($65.3 million), acquiring the second rank, with 3,481 sold cars. Toyota Corolla was third on the list, with EGP 646 million ($82.5 million) sales and 3,401 sold cars.
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