Oman Used Car Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Oman Used Car Market is Segmented by Vehicle Type (Hatchbacks, Sedans, Sport Utility Vehicles & Multi-Purpose Vehicles) and by Vendor Type (Organized and Unorganized). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecast in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Oman Used Car Market Size

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Oman Used Car Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 0.98 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.25 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 4.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Oman Used Car Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Oman Used Car Market Analysis

The Oman Used Car Market size is estimated at USD 0.98 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.25 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Over the long-term forecast period, factors including economical cost and variety in the fleet are expected to boost the used car demand in Oman. Demand for pre-owned cars for family, personal use among residents, and partial economic disruption with the new car segment alongside value-for-money have cumulatively driven the market into immersive growth in Oman.

Moreover, due to increasing digitization and the ability of companies to provide immersive purchase experiences remotely, the used car market is expected to witness significant growth. Furthermore, the rise in value-added service offerings and the variety of finance providers offering credit for used cars will also contribute to the growth of the used car market across Oman. However, higher interest rates may discourage some potential customers, slowing the market's growth.

Factors such as a rise in income levels, increasing demand for luxury cars, shorter car ownership periods, booming import-export, and a growing preference for two-wheeler owners to upgrade to small and compact cars drive the growth of the market. The market for used cars in Oman is continuously expanding.

Oman Used Car Market Trends

Financial Institutions Offer Various Options to Support Individuals in Buying Used Cars-

  • In Oman, several dealerships partner with financial institutions like banks to provide on-site financing options. Banks and credit unions offer auto loans that allow one to borrow money to purchase a pre-owned car. 
  • A few of the leading financial service providers in Oman, like OMASCO, National Finance Company, and others, are engaging with used car dealers to provide financial support for the purchaser. Popular banking firms are actively collaborating in order to boost used car sales in Oman. 
  • For instance, in March 2023, Bank Muscat introduced an attractive offer for Sayaratii Auto Finance options during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. As a prominent financial services provider in the Sultanate, the bank is offering highly competitive rates in the Automotive market to celebrate this occasion. Aligned with its customer-centric approach, the bank's latest offer features exceptionally favorable short-term rates, commencing at a mere 3.49%, for both new and pre-owned vehicles, catering to Omani nationals and expatriates alike. 
  • It's worth highlighting that Sayyarati boasts some of the nation's most appealing interest rates, including 3.74% for loans up to 2 years and 3.99% for loan tenures surpassing 3 years. The options encompass financing up to RO 60,000 for new and used cars, extending up to a 10-year tenure for Omani nationals and 6 years for expatriates.
  • Furthermore, this offering provides the most affordable monthly payment choices within the country and boosts the affordability option for individuals who buy pre-owned cars. In March 2022, the National Bank of Oman introduced new and used car financing with special Ramdhan deals and rates at 4.75% per annum on reducing balance. The bank launched the facility at a special event at its headquarters in AL Athaiba, Oman, which several automobile dealers and bank partners attended. However, used car dealers are enhancing their market presence and providing various financial options in the country through strategic initiatives.
  • Moreover, the unavailability of new car models with the local automobile dealers in the country has had a knock-on effect in the form of a huge surge in the used car businesses. Owing to such factors, the demand for pre-owned cars will remain in a growth trajectory over the coming years and will have a subsequent positive impact on the used car market.
Oman Used Car Market - Japan Used cars Export to Oman Since 2009 to 2023, By Vehicle Type

Formalization of Used Cars Online Distribution Channels Gaining Traction in the Market-

  • Oman's e-government initiative, with its emphasis on electronic payments and online services, has also had a significant impact on the growth of the used car online marketplace. The national ePayment Gateway portal, which facilitates secure online transactions, has played a crucial role in enabling the expansion of e-commerce, including the sale and purchase of used cars.
  • There were 4.44 million Internet users in Oman at the beginning of 2023, while the Internet penetration rate stands at 96.4%. Additionally, Oman had 4.17 million social media users as of January 2023 or 90.5% of the total population. 
  • A total of 6.29 million mobile connections were active in Oman at the beginning of 2023. This instance is likely contributing to the increased popularity and growth of online used car marketplaces. This digital transformation has made it more convenient and accessible for both buyers and sellers in the used car market, potentially leading to its continued expansion in Oman.
  • There are currently three main kinds of players in the used car market in Oman. A growing number of online-focused players with various business models have emerged alongside independent used car dealers and franchise-based dealers. These business ideas include online marketplaces, auction-based transactions, and classified/listing websites. 
  • The used car industry is making a determined effort to streamline the used car buying process by providing appealing and simple financing choices as well as value-added services like doorstep test drives and delivery options.
  • The majority of them have started to provide thorough certification reports along with extended aftersales and warranty packages in an effort to boost consumer confidence in used cars. These factors are anticipated to increase demand for used cars in Oman. The cumulative effect of these online marketplaces is likely to create positive momentum, attracting more buyers and ultimately strengthening the demand for used cars in Oman.
Oman Used Car Market: United States Exports of Used Passenger Vehicles to Oman in Units (2018 to 2021)

Oman Used Car Industry Overview

The used car market in Oman exhibits fragmentation, with several prominent players, including KAVAK, Yallamotor, Al Habtoor Motors, OMASCO, Omanicar, and others. These key participants in Oman's used car market are actively implementing various marketing campaigns and employing diverse strategies to gain market share and attract a broader customer base.

Oman Used Car Market Leaders

  1. KAVAK

  2. OTE Group

  3. Opensooq

  4. Yallamotor

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Oman Used Car Market Concentration
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Oman Used Car Market News

  • July 2023: Mercedes-Benz Oman introduced a limited-time offer for their certified pre-owned vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned collection is meticulously curated, featuring top-tier used vehicles selected from the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Each vehicle in this collection meets rigorous technical standards, undergoing a comprehensive 150-point assessment performed by highly skilled technicians. This thorough evaluation encompasses examinations of both the vehicle's external and internal condition, validation of mileage, verification of service history, and on-road performance assessments.
  • October 2022: Mexico's pre-owned car platform, Kavak, announced its plans to invest USD 130 million in the GCC region, including Oman, over the next two years. This investment is aimed at establishing the leading used-car platforms in the Gulf following its merger with regional player Carzaty. Kavak, a prominent Latin American used-car dealership operating in 10 countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Turkey, will initiate its GCC expansion by commencing operations in the UAE and Oman. The subsequent phases will involve extending its presence to Saudi Arabia. The planned used-car operation by Kavak in the Gulf is set to have a workforce exceeding 1,000 employees and will boast the largest vehicle reconditioning centers across the GCC.

Oman Used Car Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 High Cost Associated With the New Cars and Affordability Concerns Drive the Market

      2. 4.1.2 Others

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Governmental Regulations and Import Taxes Restrict the Market Growth

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value - USD Billion)

    1. 5.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hatchbacks

      2. 5.1.2 Sedan

      3. 5.1.3 Sports Utility Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles

    2. 5.2 By Vendor

      1. 5.2.1 Organized

      2. 5.2.2 Unorganized

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 YallaMotors.com

      2. 6.2.2 Omanicar

      3. 6.2.3 OpenSooq

      4. 6.2.4 Kavak

      5. 6.2.5 Best Cars

      6. 6.2.6 OTE Group

      7. 6.2.7 Dubizzle Group

      8. 6.2.8 Volkswagen Certified Used Cars

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Oman Used Car Industry Segmentation

A used car, a pre-owned vehicle, or a second-hand car is a vehicle that has previously had one or more retail owners. On the other hand, a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a pre-owned vehicle that has been extensively inspected (pre-purchase inspection) and expertly reconditioned. The term ''used'' refers to the fact that the car has been driven and may have accumulated some wear and tear over its lifetime.

The scope of Oman's used car market is segmented by vehicle type and vendor type. By vehicle type, the market is segmented into hatchbacks, sedans, sport utility vehicles, and multi-purpose vehicles. By vendor type, the market is segmented into organized and unorganized.

For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done on the basis of value (USD).

By Vehicle Type
Hatchbacks
Sedan
Sports Utility Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles
By Vendor
Organized
Unorganized
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Oman Used Car Market Research Faqs

The Oman Used Car Market size is expected to reach USD 0.98 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of greater than 4% to reach USD 1.25 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Oman Used Car Market size is expected to reach USD 0.98 billion.

KAVAK, OTE Group, Opensooq and Yallamotor are the major companies operating in the Oman Used Car Market.

In 2023, the Oman Used Car Market size was estimated at USD 0.94 billion. The report covers the Oman Used Car Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Oman Used Car Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Oman Used Car Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Oman Used Car market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Oman Used Car analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Oman Used Car Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)