Iran Automotive Sales Data & Trends

Here you will find annual car sales figures for Iran. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

The Iranian car market is the largest in the Middle East and now that the embargoes have been lifted it’s expected to become one of the fastest growing markets in the world, with the potential to double or even triple within the next decade. That would put Iran in the same ballpark as markets like France, Italy and at the high end the UK. A combination of the following four factors will fuel this expected demand: a huge population of 80 million people and years of pent-up demand, with car ownership’s estimated at 80-100 cars per 1.000 people compared to around 600 per 1.000 in Europe. Thirdly, the Iran’s current fleet is ageing, with 2,5 million of the 16,8 million light vehicles over 20 years old. And finally the lifting of sanctions, which has already fueled foreign investment from French and Chinese automakers ready to start producing locally.

The figures below come from unconfirmed 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, unless a specific source is mentioned below the table. Still, we’re confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market to be published as such. If you have access to a confirmed source of Iranian car sales figures, including a split between Passenger Cars and LCVs, or data going back before 2005, please get in touch with us.

Use the drop-down menu at the top right-hand corner of this website to find passenger car sales data for (almost) any country in the world, or for specified brand and model sales data in Europe, the United States and China.

Annual Vehicle Sales

Annual Vehicle Sales Chart

Middle East
2018 959.628
2017 1.499.744
2016 1.286.557
2015 1.078.000
2014 1.162.349
2013 711.000
2012 1.030.995
2011 1.590.000
2010 1.493.000
2009 1.348.416
2008 1.193.038
2007 1.066.800
2006 978.515
2005 857.500