Sudan & South Sudan Autos Report

Published 23 January 2015

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Sudan & South Sudan Autos Report

BMI View: According to data published by Renault , sales in the Sudanese auto market grew 20.8% in 2014, to 2,900 units. This was in line with our bullish outlook, although the rate of increase was faster than our forecasted growth rate of 15.0%.

It is important to note, however, that vehicle sales still remain below their 2011 and 2012 levels due to the market's collapse in 2013. Over our 2015-2019 forecast period, we expect steady growth in sales of an average of 9.4% annually, which will see sales reach 4,551 units by 2019. However, given the low base at which sales are at now, the sector's story over the coming years will be one of recovery rather than expansion. The political crisis in South Sudan is also greatly limiting autos sales. BMI believes efforts to reach a lasting solution to South Sudan's political and institutional crisis will fail. Fighting will continue intermittently over the coming years, making headline GDP growth vary erratically and preventing meaningful economic development.

Another threat to the new vehicle sales segment is the used car market. The used car market, as in many other Sub-Saharan African countries, is the main source of vehicle stock. This is true to such a degree that legislation was introduced in 2010 to ban imports of second-hand cars in order to shore up sales by local dealers.

As such, although the size of the new vehicle market by 2019 will still be below 5,000 units, the total passenger car fleet will exceed 1.1mn units. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Japanese brands are among the most popular in both Sudan and South Sudan, with heavy-duty vehicles such as the Toyota Hilux pick-up truck and Land Cruiser SUV proving popular to navigate the terrain. These are not only popular with consumers, but also government fleets and aid agencies, which we would expect to be the most viable source of new vehicle demand over our forecast period.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
Table: Autos Total Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Sudan 2012-2018)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Table: Economic Activity (Sudan 2009-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Autos Risk and Reward Ratings
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Company Monitor
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Network Risks
Regional Overview
Industry Trend Analysis
Table: Sub-Saharan African Autos Production Investment
Global Industry Overview
Table: The Internet Of Cars
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Forecast - Sudan
Table: Sudan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Sudan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Sudan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Sudan's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Demographic Forecast - South Sudan
Table: South Sudan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: South Sudan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: South Sudan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: South Sudan's Urban And Rural Population, 1990-2020
Industry Forecasts
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Table: Automotive Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators And Weighting Of Indicators

The Sudan & South Sudan Autos Report features the latest data and forecasts covering production, sales, imports and exports.

BMI Research's Sudan & South Sudan Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotives market in Sudan, South Sudan.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent automotives industry forecasts on Sudan, South Sudan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Sudanese, Sudanese automotives market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Sudanese, Sudanese automotives sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Sudan, South Sudan.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape Analysis.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering production, sales and the introduction of new technology or products.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the autos sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end- 2019 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Sales and production of motorcycles in units; total production of units; production by vehicle type (including cars, commercial vehicles, trucks and buses); total vehicle fleet size in units; sales by vehicle type, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles; fleet size by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicles and motorcycles; total vehicle trade balance in units; vehicle trade balance by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicle and motorcycle; car ownership measured as car density per 1,000 people.

BMI’s Autos Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (manufacturers, suppliers and dealers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each indices explained.

BMI Economic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2019 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company  developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews

In-depth analysis of the major global and regional developments in the market, which can be linked with the country industry overview, providing cross-country  investment, product and financing trends that will affect each market, supported by BMI’s global and regional industry forecasts.


The Autos reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as manufacturing associations, statistical bureaus, government transport ministries, national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks and multinational companies.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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