* See the Top 5 best-selling brands by clicking on the title! Many thanks to DC *
, also romantically called the Principalty of the Valleys of Andorra, is located in the Pyrenees mountains inbetween France and Spain and is one of the smallest countries in the world with just 82,000 inhabitants. Thanks to DC from , Andorra is the latest addition to the list of countries covered by this blog as I am now able to share with you some official car sales data!
Over the first 3 months of 2012 a bit over 400 cars were sold in Andorra, down 5% on 2011 or a much better situation than its neighbour Spain. And it seems like Andorrans have pretty elitist tastes when it comes to cars. Apart from Volkswagen in pole position all Top 5 brands are premium. In 2nd place we find BMW at 12% share, followed by Land Rover at 8%, Audi at 6% and Mercedes at 5%.
Looking back at the Andorran car market in 2011, we notice that BMW was the most popular brand with 204 sales or 11.3% share. At 1,799 units, the market was down 10% on 2010 and was the 2nd worst year since 1979 with 2009 when 1,715 cars sold… By comparison the record of 4,163 registrations reached in 2003 seems really far away and 2011/2012 sales figures are closer to what was observed in the country in the seventies…
Full Q1 2012 Top 5 and 11 months 2011 Top 8 Ranking Tables below.