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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by more than 10% in I quarter 2017

12th of April, 2017

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 10.6% to 17'979 units in I quarter 2017. Lithuanian market showed impressive growth rate and kept its second position in the region (+18.0% to 6'221 units). Latvian market remained the smallest by volume and it also was the slowest-growing one (+2.6% to 4'510 units). Meanwhile Estonia reached two-digit growth and was the obvious leader by volume (+10.0% to 7'248 units).

Estonia did not give up its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 40.3% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 34.6% and 25.1% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania continues to be in the worst position: its index is just 2.2, while Latvian one is 2.3 and Estonia is clear leader here with 5.5.

There were 15'623 passenger cars (+11.4%) and 2'356 light commercial vehicles (+5.6%) registered in the Baltic States in I quarter 2017. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (2'524 units), Volkswagen (2'013 units), Skoda (1'751 units), Renault (1'086 units) and Fiat (1'003 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (736 units), Fiat 500 (605 units), Nissan Qashqai (596 units), Toyota RAV4 (560 units) and Kia Sportage (514 units).

Some country-specific details regarding I quarter 2017 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 5'511 710 6'221 +18.0% Fiat - 916, Toyota - 896, Volkswagen - 786 Fiat 500 - 584, Skoda Octavia - 248, Nissan Qashqai - 224
Latvia 4'069 441 4'510 +2.6% Volkswagen - 640, Toyota - 562, Nissan - 389 Nissan Qashqai - 222, Skoda Octavia - 180, Kia Sportage - 155
Estonia 6'043 1'205 7'248 +10.0% Toyota - 1'066, Skoda - 793, Renault - 623 Skoda Octavia - 308, Renault Clio - 260, Skoda Superb - 235
Baltic States 15'623 2'356 17'979 +10.6% Toyota - 2'524, Volkswagen - 2'013, Skoda - 1'751 Skoda Octavia - 736, Fiat 500 - 605, Nissan Qashqai - 596

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 12% in III quarter 2016

12th of October, 2016

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 12.3% to 17'045 units in III quarter 2016. All three countries are on the path of growth, but Lithuania and Latvia were advancing almost twice as fast as Estonia. Lithuania narrowly lost its position of the fastest-growing market to Latvia, but remains second by volume: Lithuanian registrations increased by 15.4% to 5'616 units. Latvian market grew by 15.5%, but it stays the smallest by volume (4'537 units). Estonian market is the most mature one: it achieved the smallest growth (+8.0%), but was the obvious leader by volume (6'892 units).

Estonia strengthened its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 40.4% of the total. Lithuanian share was 32.9% and Latvia had 26.6% share of the total market. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania still remains in the worst position: its result is just 1.96, while Latvian one is 2.32 and Estonia is clear leader here with 5.24.

There were 14'607 passenger cars (+11.8%) and 2'438 light commercial vehicles (+15.8%) registered in the Baltic States in III quarter 2016. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (2'293 units), Volkswagen (1'854 units), Skoda (1'566 units), Fiat (1'127 units) and Renault (1'081 units). The most popular models were Fiat 500 (699 units), Skoda Octavia (680 units), Toyota Auris (489 units), Toyota Avensis (455 units) and Nissan Qashqai (454 units).

Some country-specific details regarding III quarter 2016 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 4'906 710 5'616 +15.4% Fiat - 993, Toyota - 768, Volkswagen - 692 Fiat 500 - 634, Fiat 500X - 220, Skoda Octavia - 201
Latvia 3'955 582 4'537 +15.5% Volkswagen - 616, Toyota - 529, Skoda - 426 Skoda Yeti - 197, Skoda Octavia - 174, Nissan Qashqai - 158
Estonia 5'746 1'146 6'892 +8.0% Toyota - 996, Skoda - 698, Renault - 559 Skoda Octavia - 305, Toyota Avensis - 239, Toyota Auris - 234
Baltic States 14'607 2'438 17'045 +12.3% Toyota - 2'293, Volkswagen - 1'854, Skoda - 1'566 Fiat 500 - 699, Skoda Octavia - 680, Toyota Auris - 489

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 16.5% to 53'228 units during 9 months of 2016. All three countries reached two-digit growth: the largest increase was in Lithuania (+22.2% to 17'789 units), Latvian market stayed second by growth and the last by volume (+18.8% to 14'256 units) and Estonian market was leader by volume (+10.7% to 21'183 units).

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States jumped by 21% in II quarter 2016

13th of July, 2016

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 21.0% to 19'929 units in II quarter 2016. All three countries sustained rapid growth rate and Lithuania held its position of the fastest-growing market: registrations here increased by 29.1% to 6'902 units. Latvian market was growing nearly as fast, but it remains the smallest by volume: +23.2% to 5'324 units. Meanwhile Estonian market seems to be the most mature one as it achieved the smallest growth (+13.2%), but was the obvious leader by volume (7'703 units).

Estonia still holds its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 38.7% of the total, but its share has slightly decreased while Lithuanian share has increased to 34.6%. Meanwhile Latvia had 26.7% share of the total market. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania still remains in the worst position: its result is just 2.41, while Latvian one is 2.71 and Estonia is clear leader here with 5.85.

There were 17'444 passenger cars (+22.0%) and 2'485 light commercial vehicles (+14.0%) registered in the Baltic States in II quarter 2016. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (2'397 units), Volkswagen (2'319 units), Skoda (1'668 units), Renault (1'514 units) and Fiat (1'403 units). The most popular models were Fiat 500 (889 units), Skoda Octavia (735 units), Nissan Qashqai (639 units), Toyota Auris (612 units) and Volkswagen Passat (589 units).

Some country-specific details regarding II quarter 2016 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 6'095 807 6'902 +29.1% Fiat - 1'172, Volkswagen - 909, Toyota - 829 Fiat 500 - 773, Skoda Octavia - 246, Volkswagen Passat - 243
Latvia 4'813 511 5'324 +23.2% Volkswagen - 760, Toyota - 526, Opel - 485 Opel Mokka - 258, Nissan Qashqai - 211, Volkswagen Golf - 192
Estonia 6'536 1'167 7'703 +13.2% Toyota - 1'042, Skoda - 789, Renault - 668 Skoda Octavia - 372, Toyota Auris - 267, Toyota Avensis - 234
Baltic States 17'444 2'485 19'929 +21.0% Toyota - 2'397, Volkswagen - 2'319, Skoda - 1'668 Fiat 500 - 889, Skoda Octavia - 735, Nissan Qashqai - 639

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 18.6% to 36'182 units in the first half 2016. All three countries were on a growth path and trend was similar to the II quarter: the largest increase was in Lithuanian market (+25.7% to 12'173 units), Latvian market was second by growth and the last by volume (+20.5% to 9'718 units) and Estonian market remained the leader by volume (+12.1% to 14'291 units).

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States were up by almost 16% in I quarter 2016

12th of April, 2016

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 15.9% to 16'253 units in I quarter 2016. All three countries achieved two-digit growth and Lithuania successfully retained its title of the fastest-growing market: registrations here increased by 21.5% to 5'271 units. Although Latvian market also showed rapid growth of 17.3% to 4'394 units, it remains the smallest by total volume. Meanwhile Estonian market remained an obvious leader by volume (6'588 units) and reached 10.9% gain.

Estonia firmly holds its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 40.5% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 32.4% and 27.0% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania still remains in the worst position: its result is just 1.83, while Latvian one is 2.23 and Estonia is the clear leader here with 5.02.

There were 14'021 passenger cars (+17.9%) and 2'232 light commercial vehicles (+4.7%) registered in the Baltic States in I quarter 2016. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (1'880 units), Volkswagen (1'666 units), Fiat (1'365 units), Skoda (1'361 units) and Nissan (1'276 units). The most popular models were Nissan Qashqai (735 units), Fiat 500 (643 units), Skoda Octavia (581 units), Volkswagen Passat (431 units) and Toyota Avensis (385 units).

Some country-specific details regarding I quarter 2016 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 4'593 678 5'271 +21.5% Fiat - 923, Volkswagen - 589, Toyota - 535 Fiat 500 - 449, Fiat 500X - 235, Nissan Qashqai - 222
Latvia 3'884 510 4'394 +17.3% Volkswagen - 554, Toyota - 492, Nissan - 431 Nissan Qashqai - 212, Fiat 500 - 188, Volkswagen Passat - 131
Estonia 5'544 1'044 6'588 +10.9% Toyota - 853, Skoda - 653, Renault - 560 Nissan Qashqai - 301, Skoda Octavia - 282, Toyota Avensis - 219
Baltic States 14'021 2'232 16'253 +15.9% Toyota - 1'880, Volkswagen - 1'666, Fiat - 1'365 Nissan Qashqai - 735, Fiat 500 - 643, Skoda Octavia - 581

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased by more than 8% in 2015

14th of January, 2016

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 7.5% to 14'808 units in IV quarter 2015. Lithuanian market remained obvious leader by growth rate and safely kept its second position in the region (+23.7% to 4'888 units). Latvian market showed moderate growth pace and was the smallest by volume (+5.1% to 4'118 units). Meanwhile Estonia was the only market in the Baltic States that declined in the last quarter of 2015, but still stays in the leading position by volume (-1.7% to 5'802 units).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 8.4% to 60'484 units in the full year 2015. All three countries reached positive full-year results: Lithuanian market outpaced the others by growth rate once again and was 2nd by volume (+18.2% to 19'440 units), Latvian market was second by growth rate and the smallest by volume (+7.5% to 16'114 units) and Estonian market still remains obvious leader by volume, but its growth is slowing (+2.3% to 24'930 units). Estonia continues to hold its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 41.2% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 32.1% and 26.6% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania continues to be in the worst position: its result is just 6.73, while Latvian one is 8.17 and Estonia is clear leader here with 18.98.

There were 51'870 passenger cars (+8.0%) and 8'614 light commercial vehicles (+10.8%) registered in the Baltic States in the full year 2015. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (7'530 units), Toyota (6'899 units), Skoda (5'613 units), Nissan (4'655 units) and Fiat (4'079 units). The most popular models were Nissan Qashqai (2'872 units), Fiat 500 (2'627 units), Skoda Octavia (2'433 units), Volkswagen Passat (1'900 units) and Toyota Avensis (1'348 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the full year 2015 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 17'071 2'369 19'440 +18.2% Fiat - 3'076, Volkswagen - 2'964, Toyota - 2'043 Fiat 500 - 2'168, Skoda Octavia - 955, Nissan Qashqai - 836
Latvia 13'766 2'348 16'114 +7.5% Volkswagen - 2'571, Toyota - 1'839, Nissan - 1'494 Nissan Qashqai - 866, Volkswagen Passat - 578, Skoda Yeti - 481
Estonia 21'033 3'897 24'930 +2.3% Toyota - 3'017, Skoda - 2'434, Renault - 2'209 Nissan Qashqai - 1'170, Skoda Octavia - 1'039, Citroen Berlingo - 761
Baltic States 51'870 8'614 60'484 +8.4% Volkswagen - 7'530, Toyota - 6'899, Skoda - 5'613 Nissan Qashqai - 2'872, Fiat 500 - 2'627, Skoda Octavia - 2'433

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased by nearly 9% in 9 mos. 2015

12th of October, 2015

Analysis of fully-processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 7.6% to 15'174 units in III quarter 2015. Lithuanian market was the only that showed two-digit growth and it kept its second position in the region (+18.3% to 4'865 units). Latvian market grew slightly faster than Estonian, but it was the smallest by volume (+3.5% to 3'928 units). Meanwhile registrations in Estonian market rose by 3.0% and it safely defended the leading position in the region (6'381 units).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 8.6% to 45'676 units in the first 9 months of 2015. All three countries reached positive results and trend remained similar to the III quarter: Lithuanian market was the fastest-growing one and 2nd by volume (+16.4% to 14'552 units), Latvian market was second by growth and the smallest by volume (+8.3% to 11'996 units) and Estonian market still is obvious leader by volume, but growth here was modest (+3.5% to 19'128 units). Estonia continues to hold its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 41.9% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 31.9% and 26.3% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania continues to be in the worst position: its result is just 5.02, while Latvian one is 6.07 and Estonia is clear leader here with 14.57.

There were 39'259 passenger cars (+8.0%) and 6'417 light commercial vehicles (+12.6%) registered in the Baltic States in the first 9 months of 2015. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (5'516 units), Toyota (5'348 units), Skoda (4'352 units), Nissan (3'582 units) and Fiat (3'216 units). The most popular models were Fiat 500 (2'170 units), Nissan Qashqai (2'159 units), Skoda Octavia (1'956 units), Volkswagen Passat (1'376 units) and Toyota Avensis (1'024 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the 9 months of 2015 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 12'855 1'697 14'552 +16.4% Fiat - 2'400, Volkswagen - 2'087, Toyota - 1'580 Fiat 500 - 1'803, Skoda Octavia - 766, Nissan Qashqai - 596
Latvia 10'287 1'709 11'996 +8.3% Volkswagen - 1'905, Toyota - 1'384, Nissan - 1'162 Nissan Qashqai - 656, Volkswagen Passat - 435, Skoda Yeti - 373
Estonia 16'117 3'011 19'128 +3.5% Toyota - 2'384, Skoda - 1'933, Renault - 1'580 Nissan Qashqai - 907, Skoda Octavia - 867, Citroen Berlingo - 604
Baltic States 39'259 6'417 45'676 +8.6% Volkswagen - 5'516, Toyota - 5'348, Skoda - 4'352 Fiat 500 - 2'170, Nissan Qashqai - 2'159, Skoda Octavia - 1'956

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations which may follow-up, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 9.1% in I half 2015

15th of July, 2015

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 8.9% to 16'475 units in II quarter 2015. Lithuanian market remained the fastest-growing one and kept second position in the region (+17.7% to 5'347 units). Latvian market also grew fast, but it was the smallest by volume (+13.0% to 4'322 units). Meanwhile Estonian market retained the first place in the region (6'806 units) but its growth was very modest (+0.7%).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 9.1% to 30'502 units in the first half 2015. All three countries posted positive results and trend was similar to the II quarter: largest increase was in Lithuanian market (+15.5% to 9'687 units), Latvian market was second by growth and the last by market volume (+10.9% to 8'068 units) and Estonian market remained leader by volume, but it was the only that showed single-digit growth (+3.8% to 12'747 units). Estonia continues to hold its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 41.8% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 31.8% and 26.5% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania still remains in the worst position: its result is just 3.34, while Latvian one is 4.08 and Estonia is clear leader here with 9.71.

There were 26'191 passenger cars (+8.4%) and 4'311 light commercial vehicles (+13.9%) registered in the Baltic States in the first half 2015. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (3'693 units), Toyota (3'526 units), Skoda (3'097 units), Nissan (2'269 units) and Fiat (2'051 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (1'419 units), Nissan Qashqai (1'348 units), Fiat 500 (1'237 units), Volkswagen Passat (885 units) and Toyota RAV4 (680 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the first half 2015 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 8'563 1'124 9'687 +15.5% Fiat - 1'469, Volkswagen - 1'340, Skoda - 1'194 Fiat 500 - 1'031, Skoda Octavia - 599, Nissan Qashqai - 379
Latvia 6'866 1'202 8'068 +10.9% Volkswagen - 1'332, Toyota - 880, Nissan - 751 Nissan Qashqai - 446, Volkswagen Passat - 298, Skoda Yeti - 247
Estonia 10'762 1'985 12'747 +3.8% Toyota - 1'583, Skoda - 1'283, Renault - 1'106 Skoda Octavia - 605, Nissan Qashqai - 523, Honda CR-V - 439
Baltic States 26'191 4'311 30'502 +9.1% Volkswagen - 3'693, Toyota - 3'526, Skoda - 3'097 Skoda Octavia - 1'419, Nissan Qashqai - 1'348, Fiat 500 - 1'237

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States rose over 9% in I quarter 2015

14th of April, 2015

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 9.4% to 14'027 units in I quarter 2015. Lithuanian market became the fastest-growing one and maintained second position in the region (+12.8% to 4'340 units). Latvian market was second by growth rate, but it remained the smallest by volume (+8.5% to 3'746 units). Meanwhile Estonian market kept the first place in the region (5'941 units) but its growth was the smallest (+7.6%).

Estonia firmly holds its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 42.4% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 30.9% and 26.7% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania remains in the worst position: its result is just 1.49, while Latvian one is 1.89 and Estonia is still the clear leader here with 4.53.

There were 11'895 passenger cars (+8.6%) and 2'132 light commercial vehicles (+13.9%) registered in the Baltic States in I quarter 2015. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (1'630 units), Skoda (1'556 units), Toyota (1'528 units), Nissan (1'138 units) and Fiat (907 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (748 units), Nissan Qashqai (709 units), Fiat 500 (518 units), Volkswagen Passat (325 units) and Skoda Yeti (324 units).

Some country-specific details regarding I quarter 2015 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 3'761 579 4'340 +12.8% Skoda - 645, Fiat - 639, Volkswagen - 564 Fiat 500 - 463, Skoda Octavia - 348, Nissan Qashqai - 179
Latvia 3'210 536 3'746 +8.5% Volkswagen - 592, Nissan - 392, Toyota - 380 Nissan Qashqai - 234, Volkswagen Passat - 119, Volkswagen Golf - 115
Estonia 4'924 1'017 5'941 +7.6% Toyota - 745, Skoda - 634, Renault - 505 Skoda Octavia - 317, Nissan Qashqai - 296, Honda CR-V - 228
Baltic States 11'895 2'132 14'027 +9.4% Volkswagen - 1'630, Skoda - 1'556, Toyota - 1'528 Skoda Octavia - 748, Nissan Qashqai - 709, Fiat 500 - 518

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume paying no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States jumped by 13% in 2014

14th of January, 2015

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 10.0% to 13'771 units in the IV quarter 2014. Lithuanian market was the slowest-growing one, but it managed to maintain second position in the region (+2.3% to 3'951 units), Latvian market reached almost similar volume, but it grew much faster (+9.8% to 3'919 units), meanwhile Estonian market was the largest (5'901 units) and showed the best growth rate (+16.0%).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 13.0% to 55'821 units in the full year 2014. Estonia remained the largest market in the region (24'378 units), but its grow rate was the slowest (+7.9%). Lithuania was the fastest-growing market (+17.6%) and second by volume (16'452 units), though Latvia was quite close: it increased by 17.0% to 14'991 units. Estonia firmly holds its position as the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 43.7% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 29.5% and 26.9% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania remains in the worst position: its result is just 5.63, while Latvian one is 7.54 and Estonia is clear leader here with 18.53.

There were 48'048 passenger cars (+13.1%) and 7'773 light commercial vehicles (+12.9%) registered in the Baltic States in the full year 2014. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (6'985 units), Toyota (6'711 units), Skoda (5'184 units), Renault (3'443 units) and Nissan (3'419 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (2'106 units), Fiat 500 (2'000 units), Nissan Qashqai (1'893 units), Toyota RAV4 (1'400 units) and Volkswagen Golf (1'346 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the full year 2014 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 14'461 1'991 16'452 +17.6% Volkswagen - 2'431, Fiat - 2'401, Skoda - 1'706 Fiat 500 - 1'619, Skoda Octavia - 722, Nissan Qashqai - 693
Latvia 12'452 2'539 14'991 +17.0% Volkswagen - 2'531, Toyota - 1'833, Skoda - 1'283 Skoda Yeti - 619, Nissan Qashqai - 530, Volkswagen Golf - 461
Estonia 21'135 3'243 24'378 +7.9% Toyota - 3'216, Skoda - 2'195, Volkswagen - 2'023 Skoda Octavia - 1'021, Honda CR-V - 825, Nissan Qashqai - 670
Baltic States 48'048 7'773 55'821 +13.0% Volkswagen - 6'985, Toyota - 6'711, Skoda - 5'184 Skoda Octavia - 2'106, Fiat 500 - 2'000, Nissan Qashqai - 1'893

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by almost 13% in first half 2014

11th of July, 2014

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data gathered from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 12.8% to 15'129 units in the II quarter 2014. Lithuanian market was the fastest-growing one and remained in second position in the region (+22.6% to 4'541 units), Latvian market was the smallest, but it continued to grow quite rapidly (+16.2% to 3'826 units), meanwhile Estonian market was growing significantly slower than other two (+5.3%), but this country was the obvious leader by volume (6'762 units).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 12.9% to 27'951 units in the first half 2014. All three countries posted positive results and trend was almost the same as in the II quarter: the fastest growth in the first half 2014 was in Lithuania (+22.4% to 8'390 units), Estonia was the largest by far, but slowest-growing market (+3.8% to 12'284 units) while Latvian one grew by 19.7% to 7'277 and remained the smallest in the region. Estonia still is the largest market in the Baltic States, accounting for 43.9% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 30.0% and 26.0% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania remains in the worst position: its result is just 2.86, while Latvian one is 3.64 and Estonia is clear leader here with 9.34.

There were 24'165 passenger cars (+12.4%) and 3'786 light commercial vehicles (+15.9%) registered in the Baltic States in the first half 2014. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (3'546 units), Volkswagen (3'334 units), Skoda (2'541 units), Renault (1'760 units) and Peugeot (1'623 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (1'048 units), Fiat 500 (951 units), Nissan Qashqai (878 units), Toyota RAV4 (763 units) and Volkswagen Golf (702 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the first half 2014 can be found in the table.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 7'336 1'054 8'390 +22.4% Fiat - 1'224, Volkswagen - 1'160, Skoda - 859 Fiat 500 - 812, Skoda Octavia - 356, Nissan Qashqai - 335
Latvia 6'160 1'117 7'277 +19.7% Volkswagen - 1'189, Toyota - 1'004, Peugeot - 610 Peugeot 3008 - 265, Toyota RAV4 - 247, Skoda Yeti - 246
Estonia 10'669 1'615 12'284 +3.8% Toyota - 1'685, Skoda - 1'088, Volkswagen - 985 Honda CR-V - 505, Skoda Octavia - 472, Citroen Berlingo - 354
Baltic States 24'165 3'786 27'951 +12.9% Toyota - 3'546, Volkswagen - 3'334, Skoda - 2'541 Skoda Octavia - 1'048, Fiat 500 - 951, Nissan Qashqai - 878

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 13% in I quarter 2014

10th of April, 2014

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data gathered from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 12.9% to 12'822 units in the I quarter 2014. Lithuanian market retained its second position in the region (+22.2% to 3'849 units), Latvian market remained the smallest, but it was also the fastest-growing one (+23.9% to 3'451 units), meanwhile growth of Estonian market was the slowest (+1.9%), but this country was obvious leader by volume (5'522 units).

Estonia remained the largest market in the region by far, accounting for 43.1% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 30.0% and 26.9% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania is still in the worst position: its result is just 1.31, while Latvian one is 1.72 and Estonia is the absolute leader here with 4.21.

There were 10'951 passenger cars (+11.7%) and 1'871 light commercial vehicles (+20.6%) registered in the Baltic States in I quarter 2014. The best performing makes (brands) were Toyota (1'670 units), Volkswagen (1'495 units), Skoda (1'045 units), Renault (851 units) and Fiat (770 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (463 units), Fiat 500 (421 units), Toyota RAV4 (416 units), Nissan Qashqai (370 units) and Honda CR-V (318 units).

Some country-specific details regarding I quarter 2014 can be found in the table below.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 3'356 493 3'849 +22.2% Fiat - 561, Volkswagen - 513, Toyota - 411 Fiat 500 - 325, Skoda Octavia - 150, Fiat Punto - 139
Latvia 2'850 601 3'451 +23.9% Volkswagen - 560, Toyota - 474, Renault - 282 Toyota RAV4 - 149, Peugeot 3008 - 141, Skoda Octavia - 116
Estonia 4'745 777 5'522 +1.9% Toyota - 785, Skoda - 450, Volkswagen - 422 Honda CR-V - 246, Skoda Octavia - 197, Toyota RAV4 - 176
Baltic States 10'951 1'871 12'822 +12.9% Toyota - 1'670, Volkswagen - 1'495, Skoda - 1'045 Skoda Octavia - 463, Fiat 500 - 421, Toyota RAV4 - 416

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to any kind of short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased by 1.1% in 2013

14th of January, 2014

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 6.8% to 12'521 units in the IV quarter 2013. Lithuanian market experienced the largest increase (+10.3% to 3'864 units), Latvian market was close when measured by both parameters: growth rate and volume (+10.0% and 3'570 units), meanwhile Estonian market growth was the smallest (+2.2%), but it remained the largest market in the region (5'087 units).

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States increased 1.1% to 49'380 units in the full year 2013. Estonia showed the best full-year result as registrations there increased by 1.8% to 22'583 units. Latvian market remained the smallest one and it was the only that suffered decline (-0.7% to 12'811 units), while Lithuanian market was in a better position: it grew by 1.6% to 13'986 units. Estonia remained the largest market in the region by far, accounting for 45.7% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 28.3% and 25.9% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania is in the worst position: its result is just 4.75, while Latvian one is 6.38 and Estonia is the obvious leader here with 17.55.

There were 42'493 passenger cars (+0.6%) and 6'887 light commercial vehicles (+4.5%) registered in the Baltic States in the full year 2013. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (6'366 units), Toyota (5'680 units), Skoda (4'103 units), Renault (3'187 units) and Peugeot (2'772 units). The most popular models were Skoda Octavia (1'627 units), Volkswagen Golf/Plus (1'458 units), Honda CR-V (1'332 units), Nissan Qashqai (1'242 units) and Toyota Avensis (1'200 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the year 2013 can be found in the table below.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 12'163 1'823 13'986 +1.6% Volkswagen - 2'363, Toyota - 1'428, Fiat - 1'414 Fiat 500 - 783, Skoda Octavia - 518, Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 466
Latvia 10'636 2'175 12'811 -0.7% Volkswagen - 2'080, Toyota - 1'519, Peugeot - 900 Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 450, Ford Focus - 357, Skoda Yeti - 343
Estonia 19'694 2'889 22'583 +1.8% Toyota - 2'733, Volkswagen - 1'923, Skoda - 1'896 Honda CR-V - 911, Skoda Octavia - 842, Toyota Avensis - 673
Baltic States 42'493 6'887 49'380 +1.1% Volkswagen - 6'366, Toyota - 5'680, Skoda - 4'103 Skoda Octavia - 1'627, Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 1'458, Honda CR-V - 1'332

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are the subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States: Estonia succeeds to grow in declining market

15th of October, 2013

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data collected from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 1.4% to 12'093 units in the III quarter 2013. Lithuanian market was the only that suffered decline (-1.5% to 3'270 units), meanwhile Latvian registrations increased by 2.3% to 3'164 units and Estonian ones grew by 2.6% to 5'659 units.

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States slipped 0.7% to 36'859 units in the first 9 months of 2013. Estonia was the only one that achieved positive result as registrations there increased by 1.7% to 17'496 units. Latvian market remained the smallest one and it suffered the larger slump (-4.3% to 9'241 units), while Lithuanian one was in a slightly better position: it declined 1.3% to 10'122 units. Estonia remained the largest market in the region, which accounted for 47.5% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 27.5% and 25.1% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, Lithuania is in the worst position: its result is just 3.43, while Latvian one is 4.59 and Estonia is the obvious leader here with 13.60.

There were 31'979 passenger cars (-1.2%) and 4'880 light commercial vehicles (+2.6%) registered in the Baltic States in the first 9 months of 2013. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (4'719 units), Toyota (4'194 units), Skoda (2'771 units), Peugeot (2'259 units) and Renault (2'219 units). The most popular models were Volkswagen Golf/Plus (1'116 units), Skoda Octavia (1'058 units), Honda CR-V (999 units), Toyota Avensis (947 units) and Nissan Qashqai (930 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the first 9 months of 2013 can be found in the table below.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 8'899 1'223 10'122 -1.3% Volkswagen - 1'731, Fiat - 1'028, Toyota - 1'005 Fiat 500 - 532, Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 372, Skoda Octavia - 348
Latvia 7'763 1'478 9'241 -4.3% Volkswagen - 1'517, Toyota - 1'145, Peugeot - 771 Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 329, Peugeot 3008 - 285, Volkswagen Passat - 233
Estonia 15'317 2'179 17'496 +1.7% Toyota - 2'044, Volkswagen - 1'471, Skoda - 1'401 Honda CR-V - 682, Skoda Octavia - 568, Toyota Avensis - 538
Baltic States 31'979 4'880 36'859 -0.7% Volkswagen - 4'719, Toyota - 4'194, Skoda - 2'771 Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 1'116, Skoda Octavia - 1'058, Honda CR-V - 999

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which considers a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to short-term registrations and de-registrations, and these are subjects of another dedicated research.

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New light-vehicle market in the Baltic States: Estonia was the only that grew in the first half of 2013

11th of July, 2013

Analysis of processed registrations' data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), show that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States declined by 2.4% to 13'414 units in the II quarter 2013. All three countries contributed to the decline: Lithuanian registrations were lower by just 0.3%, Latvian ones slumped by 8.2% and Estonian ones were lower by 0.4%.

New light vehicle registrations in the Baltic States in the first half of 2013 also showed a negative result declining by 1.7% to 24'766 units. Estonia was the only country that grew in the period: registrations here increased by 1.3% to 11'837 units. Latvia suffered the worst slump by 7.4% to 6'077 units while Lithuanian result was somewhere in between: it declined by 1.2% to 6'852 units. Estonia remains by far the biggest market, which accounted for 47.8% of the total, while Lithuania and Latvia respectively had 27.7% and 24.5% shares. When calculated per 1'000 inhabitants, differences among the countries are even bigger: Estonia - 9.20, Latvia - 3.02, Lithuania - 2.32.

There were 21'499 passenger cars (-2.2%) and 3'267 light commercial vehicles (+2.0%) registered in the Baltic States in the first half of 2013. The best performing makes (brands) were Volkswagen (3'278 units), Toyota (2'876 units), Peugeot (1'615 units), Skoda (1'578 units) and Renault (1'442 units). The most popular models were Volkswagen Golf/Plus (833 units), Honda CR-V (759 units), Nissan Qashqai (676 units) and Toyota Avensis (673 units).

Some country-specific details regarding the first half of 2013 can be found in the table below.

Country PC (M1) LCV (N1) Total Change Most succesful makes Most popular models
Lithuania 6'014 838 6'852 -1.2% Volkswagen - 1'184, Fiat - 688, Toyota - 665 Fiat 500 - 440, Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 278, Nissan Qashqai - 250
Latvia 5'137 940 6'077 -7.4% Volkswagen - 1'008, Toyota - 821, Peugeot - 585 Peugeot 3008 - 263, Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 242, Volkswagen Passat - 165
Estonia 10'348 1'489 11'837 1.3% Toyota - 1'390, Volkswagen - 1'086, Honda - 956 Honda CR-V - 519, Toyota Avensis - 364, Nissan Qashqai - 320
Baltic States 21'499 3'267 24'766 -1.7% Volkswagen - 3'278, Toyota - 2'876, Peugeot - 1'615 Volkswagen Golf/Plus - 833, Honda CR-V - 759, Nissan Qashqai - 676

Source: AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai

The research is based on the common European-wide methodology, which consider a vehicle as being new only when its first-overall and first-in-country registration dates are the same. It counts so-called brutto volume as it pays no regard to short-term registrations and de-registrations and these are subjects of another dedicated research.

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