Thursday, 27 July 2017

Vehicle Sales Australia: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


With supply shortages affecting the giant car company, Toyota Australia had its lowest market share since 1997, but still dominated anyway. Both GM Holden and Ford had their lowest market share that I know of, so they were not able to capitalise fully on the situation with Toyota. The move away from large cars was the reason.

1 Toyota 181,600 18.0%
2 Holden 126,100 12.5%
3 Ford 91,200 9.0%
4 Mazda 88,300 8.8%
5 Hyundai 87,100 8.6%
6 Nissan 67,900 6.7%
7 Mitsubishi 61,100 6.1%
8 VW 44,700 4.4%
9 Subaru 34,000 3.4%
10 Honda 30,100 3.0%
11 Kia 25,100 2.5%
12 Suzuki 23,800 2.4%
13 Mercedes 21,200 2.1%
14 BMW 17,500 1.7%
15 Audi 14,500 1.4%
16 Chrysler 11,900 1.2%
17 Great Wall 8,650 0.9%
18 Isuzu 6,600 0.7%
19 Isuzu Ute 6,400 0.6%
20 Lexus 6,350 0.6%
21 Land Rover 5,850 0.6%
22 Volvo 5,275 0.5%
23 Peugeot 5,225 0.5%
24 Fuso 3,750 0.4%
25 Renault 3,625 0.4%
26 Skoda 3,500 0.3%
27 Hino 3,350 0.3%
28 MINI 2,300 0.2%
29 Chery 1,825 0.2%
30 Kenworth 1,750 0.2%
Others 17,650 1.7%
Total 1,008,400 2.6% decrease.

The big losers were Toyota (-15.4%), Subaru (-15.4%) and Honda (-25.4%). Some with fine increases were VW (+17.7%), Chrysler (+27.5%), Great Wall (+29.5%), Isuzu Ute (+25.1%) and Land Rover (+21.8%).

I expect Toyota to hit back in 2012, Holden to do OK with its locally made Cruze, but Ford to struggle in holding off Mazda and Hyundai. Nissan and VW should improve also.

My guess: Sales should hold up well in 2012.
Source: www.caradvice.com.au
Pics: Ford - carpresto.com

Car Sales Ireland: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


Ireland started well with each of the first six months ahead of last year, but the rest of the annum was regularly down. That resulted in a small rise in overall sales, but you would have to go back to the early 90's to see this level of car buying. The boom of the last decade and a bit now well past.

Ford fell from first to third over the year, with Toyota able to take full advantage (well done you).

1 Toyota 11,800 13.1%
2 VW 11,250 12.5%
3 Ford 10,500 11.7%
4 Renault 8,600 9.5%
5 Nissan 6,750 7.5%
6 Opel 6,400 7.1%
7 Skoda 4,650 5.2%
8 Hyundai 4,000 4.5%
9 Audi 3,450 3.9%
10 BMW 3,450 3.8%
11 Peugeot 2,800 3.1%
12 Kia 2,700 3.0%
13 Mercedes 1,950 2.2%
14 Mazda 1,800 2.0%
15 Seat 1,750 2.0%
16 Volvo 1,300 1.4%
17 Citroen 1,250 1.4%
18 Honda 1,000 1.1%
19 Fiat 875 1.0%
20 Suzuki 625 0.7%
21 Mitsubishi 625 0.7%
22 Land Rover 450 0.5%
23 Chevrolet 425 0.5%
24 MINI 425 0.5%
25 Lexus 420 0.5%
26 Subaru 210 0.2%
27 Alfa Romeo 170 0.2%
28 Saab 140 0.2%
29 Jaguar 130 0.1%
Others 60 0.0%
Total 89,900 1.6% increase.

Good gains were had by Nissan (+20.2%), Hyundai (+33.2%), BMW (+30.5%), Volvo (+37.1%) and Land Rover (+90.4%). Those with a sad look are Renault (-12.8%), Mazda (-20.3%), Honda (-18.1%) and Fiat (-43.4%).

As with downturns, premium brands are largely immune, and this certainly is the case with Eire. I am sure VW will press hard to take top spot for 2012.

My guess: A depressed market for 2012, with sales hard won.
Data: beepbeep.ie

Car Sales Estonia: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


In smaller markets, changes are usually more dramatic. Certainly this applies to Estonia for the last year. Sales were up over 65%, and the rankings moved drastically too. I have included 2010 rankings to show where the movement was. Sales are well down on the 2007 peak of 31,400 but the best in the last three years.

10/11/Brand/Sales/Share/Incr-decr
3 1 Skoda 1,807 10.6% 73%
1 2 Toyota 1,743 10.2% 34%
7 3 VW 1,579 9.3% 175%
5 4 Peugeot 1,256 7.4% 115%
2 5 Renault 1,132 6.6% 3%
10 6 Nissan 1,025 6.0% 128%
4 7 Honda 948 5.6% 43%
6 8 Ford 833 4.9% 43%
8 9 Subaru 753 4.4% 53%
11 10 Hyundai 741 4.3% 96%
14 11 Opel 680 4.0% 127%
9 12 Citroen 593 3.5% 22%
16 13 Mitsubis 496 2.9% 132%
13 14 Kia 470 2.8% 55%
12 15 Dacia 389 2.3% 26%
17 16 Volvo 355 2.1% 78%
21 17 Seat 314 1.8% 168%
23 18 Suzuki 292 1.7% 211%
15 19 Mazda 263 1.5% -4%
22 20 BMW 249 1.5% 137%
25 21 Chevrolet 216 1.3% 272%
19 22 Audi 215 1.3% 62%
18 23 Mercedes 198 1.2% 8%
20 24 Chrysler 136 0.8% 6%
27 25 Fiat 114 0.7% 396%
24 26 Lexus 87 0.5% 2%
26 27 Land Rov 56 0.3% 107%
28 28 Porsche 45 0.3% 114%
Others 85 0.5%
Total 17,070 65.7% increase.

Toyota has been top since 2004, before that Peugeot for three years, then various other brands, so change is normal in the Estonian market. Skoda has not been top before, and I find it surprising a make with such a limited range of cars to do so well.

My guess: Things will continue improving here.
Source: Maanteeamet

Car Sales Switzerland: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


Switzerland had a good year in car sales, you have to go back to 1990 to find a higher number of units sold - according to my records. VW took top spot off Opel in 1999, and has not relinquished it since. In fact daylight now comes second and I don't think Vee Dubs are that good. The Passat is apparently sleep inducing, it's that bland. Even the female model (in the picture below standing next to one) seems to be asking do they really want her there? ;-)

1 VW 40,600 12.7%
2 Audi 18,500 5.8%
3 Ford 18,400 5.8%
4 Renault 18,300 5.7%
5 BMW 17,600 5.5%
6 Skoda 17,500 5.5%
7 Opel 16,000 5.0%
8 Peugeot 15,200 4.8%
9 Mercedes 14,000 4.4%
10 Toyota 13,300 4.2%
11 Citroen 13,000 4.1%
12 Hyundai 10,000 3.1%
13 Fiat 9,850 3.1%
14 Nissan 9,500 3.0%
15 Volvo 8,500 2.7%
16 Seat 8,300 2.6%
17 Suzuki 8,250 2.6%
18 Mazda 7,400 2.3%
19 Subaru 7,300 2.3%
20 Honda 5,850 1.8%
21 Dacia 5,800 1.8%
22 Mitsubis 5,600 1.7%
23 MINI 4,600 1.4%
24 Alfa Romeo 4,100 1.3%
25 Kia 3,900 1.2%
26 Chevrolet 3,450 1.1%
27 Porsche 2,200 0.7%
28 smart 2,150 0.7%
29 Chrysler 2,125 0.7%
30 Land Rover 1,800 0.6%
31 Daihatsu 1,300 0.4%
32 Lexus 1,000 0.3%
33 Lancia 850 0.3%
34 Jaguar 460 0.1%
35 Ssangyong 450 0.1%
Others 1,980 0.6%
Total 318,950 8.4% increase.

Nothing very dramatic happened in the market in 2011. Winners were VW (+20%), Skoda (+21.4%), Hyundai (+59.6%), Nissan (+20%) and Volvo (+21.6%). Some of the vanquished were Fiat (-11.3%), Subaru (-13%) and Honda (-17.2%).

My guess: Probably another strong year about to unfold.
Statistics: auto-schweiz.

Car/LCV Sales 2011: Czech Rep

by on July 27, 2017

Skoda is unsurprisingly top in its home market. What they don't seem to cars much for are Japanese brands; none are in the top 10. With Hyundai having recently opened a big car plant in the country, and Kia likewise in neighbouring Slovakia, they are being rewarded by the Czech car buyer.
1 Skoda 53,400 28.6%
2 Ford 16,900 9.1%
3 VW 16,500 8.9%
4 Renault 13,700 7.3%
5 Hyundai 12,200 6.5%
6 Peugeot 8,800 4.7%
7 Kia 8,600 4.6%
8 Citroen 6,850 3.7%
9 Opel 4,700 2.5%
10 Dacia 4,400 2.4%
11 Toyota 4,200 2.2%
12 Fiat 3,750 2.0%
13 Mercedes 3,700 2.0%
14 Audi 3,675 2.0%
15 BMW 3,400 1.8%
16 Seat 3,300 1.8%
17 Chevrolet 3,000 1.6%
18 Suzuki 2,900 1.6%
19 Nissan 2,100 1.1%
20 Mitsubis 1,800 1.0%
21 Volvo 1,700 0.9%
22 Honda 1,575 0.8%
23 Mazda 1,050 0.6%
24 Subaru 925 0.5%
25 Iveco 525 0.3%
26 Land Rover 500 0.3%
Other 2,350 1.3%
Total 186,500 3.2% increase.

Czech car sales were good for the year, one of the best it's had. Good increases were had by Hyundai (+19.7%), Opel (+28.3%), Dacia (+22.3%) and Land Rover (+61.3%). Poor results came for Fiat (-33.3%), Honda (-19.3%), Mazda (-42.4%) and Subaru (-24.4%).

My guess: A similar sales total for 2012.
Data: SDA - CIA.

Car Sales Belgium: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


From what I can tell, this may be a record year for car sales in Belgium. Recession? What recession? The last few years have seen the lead change often and this year did not disappoint. VW pipped Renault by 0.1% market share or 400 odd sales. German and French brands dominate here.

1 VW 61,900 10.8
2 Renault 61,500 10.7
3 Peugeot 48,700 8.5
4 Citroen 45,600 8.0
5 Opel 42,850 7.5
6 Ford 38,900 6.8
7 Audi 31,700 5.5
8 BMW 29,500 5.2
9 Toyota 21,900 3.8
10 Mercedes 20,300 3.5
11 Skoda 19,650 3.4
12 Volvo 19,550 3.4
13 Nissan 18,400 3.2
14 Hyundai 14,500 2.5
15 Dacia 13,950 2.4
16 Fiat 13,100 2.3
17 Kia 12,400 2.2
18 Seat 10,400 1.8
19 Suzuki 7,200 1.3
20 MINI 6,750 1.2
21 Alfa Romeo 6,200 1.1
22 Mitsubis 4,750 0.8
23 Chevrolet 4,300 0.8
24 Honda 3,300 0.6
25 Mazda 3,200 0.6
26 Land Rover 2,200 0.4
27 Lancia 1,700 0.3
28 Porsche 1,550 0.3
29 smart 1,300 0.2
30 Lexus 1,100 0.2
Others 3,750 0.7%
Total 572,200 +4.5%

The big improvers were VW (+15.7%), Skoda (+24.9%), Nissan (+18.4%), Hyundai (+45.5%), Dacia (+36.8%) and Kia (+27.9%). Losers included both PSA brands, Fiat (-17%), Suzuki (-22.8%) and Mazda (-35.9%).

For a country this size, car sales are strong. They like nice cars too, for example seven McLaren supercars were sold in the few months of their being available.

My take: A buoyant market seemingly immune to the economic chaos around it.
Statistics: febiac

Car Sales Luxembourg: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small landlocked country of approximately 2,600 square kilometres (1,000 sq mi) and has the highest GDP per capita in the world. So they can afford to buy cars, but have little space to drive them around in.

VW took the lead from Renault in 2006 and has built a commanding lead since. Premium brands sell well here as expected with a high standard of living. Total sales were typical for the country, so the economy is sound.

1 VW 7,222 14.5%
2 Audi 4,642 9.3%
3 BMW 4,379 8.8%
4 Renault 3,940 7.9%
5 Peugeot 3,466 6.9%
6 Mercedes 3,101 6.2%
7 Citroen 2,994 6.0%
8 Ford 2,932 5.9%
9 Hyundai 2,223 4.5%
10 Opel 1,933 3.9%
11 Skoda 1,499 3.0%
12 Volvo 1,452 2.9%
13 Nissan 1,176 2.4%
14 Seat 1,069 2.1%
15 Fiat 1,019 2.0%
16 Toyota 855 1.7%
17 Alfa Romeo 793 1.6%
18 MINI 775 1.6%
19 Dacia 656 1.3%
20 Suzuki 471 0.9%
21 Porsche 396 0.8%
22 Land Rover 372 0.7%
23 Kia 322 0.6%
24 GM 294 0.6%
25 Chrysler 267 0.5%
26 Honda 258 0.5%
27 Mitsubishi 235 0.5%
28 Mazda 180 0.4%
29 Lancia 168 0.3%
30 smart 155 0.3%
Others 637 1.3%
Total 49,881 0.3% increase.

Good gains were had by Volvo (+44.9%), Nissan (+31.7%), MINI (+25%), Dacia (+30.7%) and land Rover (+31%). Sizable losses for Renault (-21.9%), Hyundai (-16.5%), Seat (-14.5%) Fiat (-15.6%), Honda (-31.6%) and Mazda (-47.8%).

A safe assumption: Business as usual for 2012.
For Luxembourg sales in 2010  click here

Data: statistiques.public.lu

Pics: Elite Rent-a-Car

Car Sales NZ: 2011

by on July 27, 2017


For some time now, new car sales have been dampened by used imports, mainly from Japan - which drives on the same side of the road. Often, the used imports have been higher than new cars. Used imports will reduce with stricter rules on what will be allowed to be imported.

In 2011 64,000 new cars were sold, partly impacted on issues of supply from Asia, where most cars are sourced. It was the best year since 2008, but still fairly flat. Kiwis seem to like Toyotas and and they raced out of the showrooms in December as supplies returned to normal. It wasn't enough to save Toyota from its lowest market share since 2007 however. It would be nice if New Zealanders showed a little more imagination in their car purchase decision, something not unique to NZ of course.

1 Toyota 11,800 18.4%
2 Holden 6,650 10.4%
3 Hyundai 6,075 9.5%
4 Ford 5,875 9.2%
5 Mazda 4,900 7.6%
6 Suzuki 4,750 7.4%
7 Mitsubishi 3,050 4.8%
8 Nissan 2,850 4.4%
9 Honda 2,600 4.1%
10 VW 2,550 4.0%
11 Kia 2,375 3.7%
12 Subaru 1,500 2.3%
13 Audi 1,300 2.1%
14 BMW 1,200 1.9%
15 Chrysler 1,000 1.5%
16 Mercedes 980 1.5%
17 Peugeot 770 1.2%
18 Skoda 510 0.8%
19 Lexus 510 0.8%
20 Ssangyong 440 0.7%
21 Land Rover 390 0.6%
22 MINI 310 0.5%
23 Citroen 210 0.3%
24 Volvo 180 0.3%
25 Chery 170 0.3%
Others 1,040 1.6%
Total 64,000 3.2% increase.

Toyota will get back in 2012 what it lost in 2011, while Hyundai will aim for 2nd spot. Ford went from 2nd to 4th in 2011, and will stay there. VW will press those just above with its aggressive ambitions, and hopefully the under performing Nissan importer will get its act together.

My guess: The market will not be improving in 2012.

Data source: MIA

Holden pic: Taranaki Daily News

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Car/LCV Sales Poland: 2011

by on July 26, 2017

I believe availability and reliability of car stats says much about a country or region. It's hard to get reliable data for Poland with any depth. Sources vary quite a bit and it is hard to compare sales over a period of time. From what I have, sales were down for 2011 about 10%, and 8 of the top 9 makes dropped sales. Skoda is top, the positive of its value for money winning out over the negative of a disjointed range of cars.

1 Skoda 33,250 10.4%
2 Ford 27,075 8.5%
3 Fiat 27,050 8.5%
4 VW 23,250 7.3%
5 Opel 22,950 7.2%
6 Renault 21,700 6.8%
7 Toyota 19,850 6.2%
8 Peugeot 16,300 5.1%
9 Citroen 15,600 4.9%
10 Nissan 15,200 4.8%
11 Hyundai 14,300 4.5%
12 Kia 12,900 4.0%
13 Mercedes 7,800 2.4%
14 Chevrolet 7,660 2.4%
15 Suzuki 7,100 2.2%
16 Mitsubishi 6,850 2.1%
17 Honda 6,800 2.1%
18 Dacia 5,500 1.7%
19 Volvo 4,950 1.5%
20 BMW 4,550 1.4%
Others 19,500 6.1%
Total 320,125
9.7% decrease.



Nissan (+16.3%), Chevrolet Korea (+23.9%), and Dacia (+12.5%) all did well. Fiat (-16.8%), Toyota (-22.9%), Kia (-18.7%), Mitsubishi (-30.5%) and Honda (-37.2%) fell away.

My guess: Sales will be depressed for 2012.
Source: pzpm

Car Sales Croatia: 2011

by on July 26, 2017

Despite a useful increase for the year, sales are still down a long way from the heady days in 2008 when over 88,000 cars were sold; 2010 proving to be an annus horribilis.
Opel lost its top spot to VW, with a drastic swing in fortunes for each brand. The overall market was volatile generally.

Rank/Brand/Sales/Share
1 VW 5,100 12.3%
2 Opel 3,950 9.5%
3 Renault 3,900 9.3%
4 Peugeot 3,400 8.2%
5 Skoda 3,000 7.2%
6 Chevrolet 2,900 7.0%
7 Hyundai 2,650 6.4%
8 Citroen 2,640 6.3%
9 Ford 1,900 4.6%
10 Kia 1,600 3.9%
11 Dacia 1,350 3.3%
12 Toyota 1,250 3.0%
13 Nissan 1,150 2.7%
14 Audi 930 2.2%
15 Suzuki 930 2.2%
16 BMW 860 2.1%
17 Mazda 820 2.0%
18 Seat 775 1.9%
19 Fiat 540 1.3%
20 Mercedes 500 1.2%
21 Honda 450 1.1%
22 Volvo 250 0.6%
23 Mitsubishi 200 0.5%
Others 520 1.3%
Total 41,560 7.7% increase.

Good gains for VW (+20%), Peugeot (24.8%), Skoda (+29>2%), Citroen (+38.1%), Kia and Dacia both (+30%). Poor results for Opel (-15.5%), Suzuki (-16%), Mazda (-27.3%), Fiat (-20.8%) and Mercedes (-28.9%).

My guess: A modest gain at best for 2012
Source: autonet.hr

Car Sales Germany: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


To say that car buyers in Germany support local brands is like saying the pope is a Catholic. I mean it goes without saying...so I won't say it. VW had its best market share since 1989, Nissan since 1998 and Hyundai its best ever. The market was strong, up 8.8%.

1 VW 687,000 21.6%
2 Mercedes 285,700 9.0%
3 BMW 257,100 8.1%
4 Opel 254,600 8.0%
5 Audi 250,700 7.9%
6 Ford 230,900 7.3%
7 Skoda 142,600 4.5%
8 Renault 119,100 3.8%
9 Hyundai 86,900 2.7%
10 Peugeot 82,700 2.6%
11 Toyota 80,500 2.5%
12 Fiat 80,100 2.5%
13 Nissan 69,800 2.2%
14 Citroen 66,700 2.1%
15 Seat 59,000 1.9%
16 Dacia 48,800 1.5%
17 Kia 42,100 1.3%
18 Mazda 41,300 1.3%
19 MINI 40,300 1.3%
20 Suzuki 34,400 1.1%
21 Volvo 33,900 1.1%
22 Mitsubishi 30,100 0.9%
23 Chevrolet 29,800 0.9%
24 Honda 29,500 0.9%
25 smart 29,500 0.9%
26 Porsche 18,700 0.6%
27 Alfa Rom 10,500 0.3%
28 Land Rover 6,700 0.2%
29 Subaru 6,200 0.2%
30 Chrysler 5,200 0.2%
31 Daihatsu 3,900 0.1%
32 Jaguar 3,100 0.1%
33 Lexus 2,700 0.1%
34 Lancia 2,350 0.1%
35 Lada 2,050 0.1%
Others 4,850 0.2%
Total 3,173,600 8.8% increase.

Big Winners: Ford (+16.5%), Hyundai (+16.9%), Nissan (+14.5%), Dacia (+30.2%) and MINI (+28.2%).
Big Losers: Mazda (-10.6%), Subaru (-20%) and Daihatsu (-26%).

Being part of the Euro currency has got to be a boon for German car makers. By undervaluing the strength of the German economy, it keeps exports competitive and car production strong. With the sales increase of 2011, it doesn't seem to be hurting domestic sales either.

My guess: Germany is prospering and benefiting from the weak Euro, so expect more of the same.

Source: KBA

Pic: VW plant - AP

Car Sales France: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


Car sales were not strong in France, with a 2.1% slide. However, the big news was the way the big three French brands lost market share. If they are letting some of their share go to improve profitability and I assume that is the reason, then that is the right thing to do. Sales figures on paper impress, but you need to be making decent money to invest in future products. Mind you, they still hold over 50% of the market between them.

This was Renault's lowest share of the French market that I know of.

1 Renault 455,700 20.7%
2 Peugeot 369,800 16.8%
3 Citroen 323,100 14.7%
4 VW 163,600 7.4%
5 Ford 115,400 5.2%
6 Opel 94,100 4.3%
7 Dacia 89,000 4.0%
8 Nissan 71,800 3.3%
9 Toyota 67,300 3.1%
10 Audi 59,000 2.7%
11 Fiat 57,300 2.6%
12 BMW 46,300 2.1%
13 Mercedes 43,500 2.0%
14 Seat 33,300 1.5%
15 Kia 27,950 1.3%
16 Chevrolet 23,700 1.1%
17 MINI 21,700 1.0%
18 Skoda 21,200 1.0%
19 Hyundai 20,200 0.9%
20 Suzuki 19,200 0.9%
21 Alfa Rom 16,200 0.7%
22 Volvo 15,200 0.7%
23 Honda 8,800 0.4%
24 smart 6,800 0.3%
25 Mazda 6,500 0.3%
26 Mitsubishi 4,400 0.2%
27 Land Rover 4,300 0.2%
28 Lancia 4,000 0.2%
29 Chrysler 2,950 0.1%
30 Lexus 2,875 0.1%
31 Porsche 2,750 0.1%
32 Jaguar 1,000 0.0%
Others 5,350 0.2%
Total 2,204,200 -2.1%

Big Winners: Nissan (+32.7%), MINi (+20.5), Alfa (+24.5), Volvo (+28.3%) and Land Rover (+57.8%). Big Losers: Dacia (-15%), Fiat (-21.2%), Honda (-21.8%) and Mazda (-36.4%).
My guess: A continuing depressed market, and French marques to lose a bit more market share.
Source: CCFA.

Pics: www.gotbroken.com

Car Sales Canada: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


Ford took the lead in Canada in 2011 from GM, who had held it forever. In fact Ford increased its hold on top spot, in the process realising its best market share since the year 2000. Chrysler is now getting closer to GM and that #2 spot, GM at its lowest point in the its share of the market since Noah was a lad. In contrast, both Hyundai and Kia achieved highest ever market share, so the Koreans are coming. Merc, BMW and Audi also got a record share of sales, as did MINI and Land Rover.

1 Ford 275,900 17.4%
2 GM 242,800 15.3%
3 Chrysler 224,200 14.1%
4 Toyota 148,900 9.4%
5 Hyundai 129,200 8.2%
6 Honda 107,800 6.8%
7 Nissan 77,700 4.9%
8 Mazda 69,200 4.4%
9 Kia 65,100 4.1%
10 VW 52,600 3.3%
11 Mercedes 31,100 2.0%
12 BMW 29,800 1.9%
13 Subaru 27,000 1.7%
14 Mitsubishi 20,500 1.3%
15 Audi 16,900 1.1%
16 Acura 15,300 1.0%
17 Lexus 13,400 0.8%
18 Volvo 6,800 0.4%
19 Infiniti 6,900 0.4%
20 Suzuki 5,600 0.4%
21 Fiat 5,400 0.3%
22 MINI 5,200 0.3%
23 Land Rover 3,200 0.2%
24 Porsche 2,200 0.1%
25 smart 1,850 0.1%
26 Jaguar 775 0.0%
Total 1,585,000 1.8% increase.

Some Winners: Hyundai (+9.1%), Kia (+20.9%), VW (+15.9%), Audi (+17.7%) and Land Rover (+26.7%). Some Loser: Honda (-12.8%), Mazda (-12%), Acura (-11.9%), Infiniti (-15.8%) and Suzuki (-33.8%).
Point to note: Japanese brands had a tough year in Canada.

Car Sales South Africa: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


South Africa is a strange car market to analyse. Brands under AMH including Hyundai, Kia, Daihatsu simply refuse to release any sales data by brand. A few other brands do likewise and now in December Mercedes has decided to stop reporting sales through the main body to release sales, Naamsa. This is while it deals with an investigation into anti-competitive practices by various European truck manufacturers. What has that got to do with Mercedes car sales in South Africa? There is more to this than what they are saying.

Why doesn't a government agency get all the registration data together and release it whether the likes of AMH, with its laager mentality, want it or not? It's an important market and should be more open. So with what I can get:

1 VW 75,500 19.1%
2 Toyota 52,400 13.2%
3 GM 34,100 8.6%
4 Ford 26,700 6.7%
5 Mercedes 24,300 6.1%
6 BMW 23,600 5.9%
7 Nissan 17,100 4.3%
8 Audi 14,500 3.7%
9 Renault 10,400 2.6%
10 Honda 7,800 2.0%
11 Chrysler 7,100 1.8%
12 Suzuki 5,500 1.4%
13 Land Rover 5,150 1.3%
14 Mazda 4,800 1.2%
15 Volvo 3,250 0.8%
16 Peugeot 2,800 0.7%
17 Fiat 2,650 0.7%
18 MINI 2,500 0.6%
19 Citroen 1,950 0.5%
20 Tata 1,920 0.5%
21 Mitsubishi 1,750 0.4%
22 Subaru 1,250 0.3%
23 Lexus 1,175 0.3%
24 Porsche 1,150 0.3%
25 Alfa Romeo 820 0.2%
26 Jaguar 520 0.1%
27 Mahindra 450 0.1%
28 Chana 350 0.1%
29 smart 130 0.0%
30 Maserati 70 0.0%
AMH 64,750 16.3%
Total 396,300

Some Winners: VW(+35.6%), GM (+31.1%), Ford (+48.2%), Nissan (39.2%), Chrysler (+38.8%) and MINI (+40.7%). Some Losers: Honda (-6.1%), Mazda (-33.7%), Tata (-35%) and Mitsubishi (-27.7%).
My take: Car sales were strong in the republic for 2011. It's a pity only Naamsa make an effort to let us know about it.
Source: Naamsa

Car Sales Korea Imports: 2011

by on July 26, 2017

The importation of cars into Korea is limited, but growing. Most of them are premium models, impervious to the duty that makes regular models too expensive against Korean brands.
1 BMW 23,300 22.2%
2 Mercedes 19,500 18.6%
3 VW 12,400 11.8%
4 Audi 10,300 9.8%
5 Toyota 5,000 4.8%
6 MINI 4,300 4.1%
7 Ford 4,200 4.0%
8 Lexus 4,100 3.9%
9 Nissan 3,800 3.6%
10 Chrysler 3,300 3.2%
11 Honda 3,150 3.0%
12 Peugeot 2,600 2.5%
13 Infiniti 2,150 2.0%
14 Volvo 1,500 1.4%
15 Land Rover 1,400 1.3%
16 Porsche 1,300 1.2%
17 Jaguar 1,000 1.0%
18 Cadillac 750 0.7%
19 Subaru 660 0.6%
20 Bentley 100 0.1%
21 Mitsubishi 34 0.0%
22 Rolls Royce 27 0.0%
23 Maybach 8 0.0%
24 Citroen 6 0.0%
Total 105,000 16% increase.

Big winners: BMW (+38.7%), MINI (+92.9%), Land Rover (+46.5%), Porsche (+84.5%) and Jaguar (+39.9%). Toe Stubbers: Toyota (-24.3%), Honda (-45.8%) and Infiniti (-31%).
Fact: A happy hunting ground for premium brands, especially Germanic ones....free with a cell phone.
Source: Kaida

Car Sales Japan Imports: 2011

by on July 26, 2017

Japan is a very insular country and the people have a sense of loyalty to the country. When it comes to buying cars, they buy local brands. Only with premium brands does this alter. A friend of mine with knowledge of Japan said they do not like Korean products. Hyundai entered Japan in 2001, expecting to crack the market. They sold 32 cars in 2011 and are having to walk away from Japan altogether. This collective thinking, where individuality is frowned upon, is what makes Japan unusual to the western observer.
Looking at the foreign marque market, minus any Japanese branded cars that are imported, it is small compared to the total but does involve fairly big numbers for some.

1 VW 50,600 24.8%
2 Mercedes 33,200 16.3%
3 BMW 34,300 16.8%
4 Audi 21,200 10.4%
5 MINI 14,350 7.0%
6 Volvo 11,800 5.8%
7 Peugeot 6,100 3.0%
8 Fiat 6,000 2.9%
9 Chrysler 4,700 2.3%
10 Porsche 3,650 1.8%
11 Renault 3,100 1.5%
12 Citroen 3,100 1.5%
13 Ford 3,000 1.5%
14 GM US/K 2,000 1.0%
15 Alfa Romeo 1,900 0.9%
16 smart 1,200 0.6%
17 Jaguar 1,000 0.5%
18 Land Rover 900 0.4%
19 Ferrari 386 0.2%
20 Lotus 271 0.1%
21 Maserati 249 0.1%
22 Aston Martin 140 0.1%
23 Bentley 126 0.1%
24 Lamborghini 99 0.0%
25 Lancia 98 0.0%
26 Rolls Royce 80 0.0%
27 Saab 60 0.0%
28 MG Rover 63 0.0%
29 Hyundai 32 0.0%
30 Morgan 16 0.0%
31 Maybach 9 0.0%
Others 71
Total 203,800 13.1% increase.

Some Winners: Audi(+25.6%), MINI (+26.6%), Volvo (+51.8%) and Chrysler (+40.4%).
Losers Included: Jaguar (-10.4%), Ferrari (-21.7%), Lotus (-13.1%) and Hyundai
(-72.9%).

My guess: The Japanese economy is strong and sales should reflect that in 2012.
Source: JAIA

Pics: monstersandcritics

Car/LCV Sales Slovakia: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


Car sales in Slovakia dropped 21.5% in 2010, so to come back +4.2% this year was at least movement in the right direction - to 74,000 units. It now has a big car making industry, with over 560,000 vehicles made in 2010, obviously mostly exported.

1 Skoda 13,900 18.8%
2 VW 6,500 8.8%
3 Peugeot 5,100 6.9%
4 Renault 4,900 6.7%
5 Kia 4,900 6.7%
6 Citroen 3,600 4.9%
7 Hyundai 3,600 4.8%
8 Opel 3,200 4.3%
9 Ford 3,000 4.1%
10 Fiat 3,000 4.1%
11 BMW 2,500 3.4%
12 Suzuki 2,300 3.2%
13 Toyota 2,300 3.2%
14 Seat 2,300 3.1%
15 Mercedes 1,800 2.5%
16 Dacia 1,800 2.4%
17 Audi 1,600 2.2%
18 Chevrolet 1,500 2.1%
19 Nissan 1,500 2.0%
20 Mitsubis 850 1.2%
21 Honda 800 1.1%
22 Volvo 600 0.8%
23 Mazda 600 0.8%
24 Subaru 267 0.4%
25 MINI 234 0.3%
26 Iveco 223 0.3%
27 Land Rover 202 0.3%
28 Alfa Romeo 152 0.2%
29 Porsche 108 0.1%
30 Lexus 90 0.1%
31 Lada 86 0.1%
32 Lancia 77 0.1%
33 Chrysler 57 0.1%
34 Jaguar 54 0.1%
Others 110 0.1%
Total 73,950 4.2% increase.

Big Hits: VW (+31.4%), Opel (+19.9%), Seat (+36.2%), Dacia (+45.1%) and MINI (+196%). Big Misses: Citroen (-16.9%), Suzuki (-19%), Toyota (-20.3%), Honda (-18.3%) and Mazda (-30.5%).
Japanese brands are not that popular here, and things got worse for them this year too. No such problems for the Korean duo.

My guess: Surely a better year in sales for 2012.
Source: ZAP SR

Car Sales Russia: 2011

by on July 26, 2017

I believe only 2008 had more cars sold than this year in Russia. With a 39% increase, it was a buoyant year. This was the lowest market share for home brand car Lada apart from 2008. Among the ten best selling models, nine were locally produced so there is a strong car manufacturing industry here. Imported cars are quite highly taxed.
1 Lada 578,400 21.8%
2 Chevolet 173,500 6.5%
3 Hyundai 163,400 6.2%
4 Renault 154,700 5.8%
5 Kia 152,900 5.8%
6 Nissan 138,800 5.2%
7 VW 130,300 4.9%
8 Toyota 119,500 4.5%
9 Ford 118,000 4.4%
10 Daewoo 92,800 3.5%
11 GAZ 89,800 3.4%
12 Mitsubis 74,200 2.8%
13 Skoda 74,100 2.8%
14 Opel 67,600 2.5%
15 UAZ 57,100 2.2%
16 Peugeot 44,300 1.7%
17 Mazda 39,700 1.5%
18 Suzuki 35,500 1.3%
19 Mercedes 31,800 1.2%
20 Fiat 28,300 1.1%
21 BMW 28,200 1.1%
22 Citroen 27,600 1.0%
23 Audi 23,250 0.9%
24 Ssangy 22,700 0.9%
25 Chance 20,000 0.8%
26 Volvo 19,200 0.7%
27 Honda 19,100 0.7%
28 Lifan 17,900 0.7%
29 Lexus 13,700 0.5%
30 Land Rov 13,200 0.5%
31 Subaru 12,400 0.5%
32 Vortex 12,100 0.5%
33 Bogdan 8,700 0.3%
34 Chery 7,300 0.3%
35 Infiniti 7,000 0.3%
36 Great Wall 6,800 0.3%
37 Geely 6,100 0.2%
38 IZH 5,200 0.2%
39 Haima 3,100 0.1%
40 Chrysler 2,300 0.1%
41 Cadilac 2,200 0.1%
42 Porsche 2,200 0.1%
43 BYD 2,000 0.1%
44 MINI 2,000 0.1%
45 Tagaz 1,800 0.1%
46 Jaguar 1,200 0.0%
47 Seat 1,100 0.0%
Total 2,653,500

Big Gains: Hyundai (+88%), Nissan (+74%), VW (+96%) and Lifan (+133%). Market Share Losses: Lada (+12%), GAZ (+17%), UAZ (+16%), Chance (+14%), Honda (+5%) and Chery (-18%).
Did you know? Over 80% of Renault cars sold in Russia are actually Dacia models sold with a Renault logo.
I wonder: Can the car sales boom last in Russia?
Source: AEB

Car Sales Mexico: 2011

by on July 26, 2017


The car market here is quite strong, with sales up for the last two years. They are still some way short of the peaks several years ago however.
Nissan is at its peak of penetration for many a year, if not ever. Clearly its cars are well liked here, and they are worth the popularity. Nissan has led for three years now and the gap to second is widening.

1 Nissan 224,500 24.8%
2 GM 168,500 18.6%
3 VW 126,800 14.0%
4 Ford 86,000 9.5%
5 Chrysler 82,100 9.1%
6 Toyota 48,600 5.4%
7 Honda 34,400 3.8%
8 Mazda 29,900 3.3%
9 Renault 23,100 2.6%
10 Seat 18,100 2.0%
11 Mitsubishi 10,500 1.2%
12 Suzuki 9,200 1.0%
13 Audi 8,100 0.9%
14 Mercedes 7,800 0.9%
15 BMW 6,600 0.7%
16 Peugeot 5,800 0.6%
17 MINI 3,000 0.3%
18 Fiat 2,600 0.3%
19 Lincoln 2,000 0.2%
20 Acura 1,800 0.2%
21 Isuzu 1,600 0.2%
22 smart 1,500 0.2%
23 Volvo 1,300 0.1%
24 Land Rover 613 0.1%
25 Subaru 587 0.1%
26 Porsche 539 0.1%
27 Infiniti 231 0.0%
28 Jaguar 54 0.0%
29 Alfa Romeo 30 0.0%
30 Bentley 6 0.0%
Total 905,900 10.4% increase.

Sizable Increases: Nissan (+18.5%), Renault (+28.2%), Seat (+35.4%), Audi (+46.8%) and MINI (+43.5%). Serious Shrinkage: Mitsubishi (-16.3%) and Lincoln (-25.1%).
Source: AMIA.

Pic: Nissan - creativecardesign.com
VW - thetruthaboutcars.com

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