By on September 16, 2011

After a 2 percent decline in July, registrations of new passenger cars were up a solid 7.7 percent in August. This according to data provided by Europe’s manufacturer association ACEA. Eight months into the year, 8,888,793 new cars were registered in the EU, or 1.3 percent less than in the same period a year ago.

New EU registrations totaled 753,709 in August. Most markets expanded, including the volume markets. Germany is up a whopping 18.3 percent, the UK  is up 7.3 percent, Spain is up 5.9 percent, France is up 3.1 percent, even Italy  is up 1.5 percent.

Even ailing Greece is up 1.8 percent.

In the manufacturer department, the Volkswagen Group could lift its market share to 25.4 percent in August, more than double the share of #2 PSA Group ( 12 percent).

GM lost a little market share. Ford gained. Fiat is deteriorating badly to a 5.9 percent share in August.

August
    %Share Units Units % Chg
’11 ’10 ’11 ’10 11/10
ALL BRANDS** 753,709 700,002 +7.7
VW Group 25.4 23.9 191,487 167,407 +14.4
PSA Group 12.0 12.9 90,454 90,563 -0.1
RENAULT Group 9.2 10.2 69,343 71,544 -3.1
GM Group 8.4 8.5 62,937 59,825 +5.2
FORD 7.8 7.0 58,594 48,869 +19.9
FIAT Group 5.9 6.8 44,374 47,669 -6.9
BMW Group 6.2 5.0 46,903 34,888 +34.4
DAIMLER 5.1 4.8 38,214 33,394 +14.4
TOYOTA Group 4.1 4.7 31,168 32,929 -5.3
NISSAN 3.0 2.8 22,722 19,728 +15.2
HYUNDAI 3.5 3.2 26,059 22,358 +16.6
KIA 2.4 2.1 18,059 14,545 +24.2
VOLVO CAR CORP. 1.4 1.2 10,711 8,556 +25.2
SUZUKI 1.2 1.6 9,331 11,026 -15.4
HONDA 0.9 1.2 6,499 8,311 -21.8
MAZDA 0.9 1.4 7,139 9,888 -27.8
MITSUBISHI 0.9 1.0 6,558 6,917 -5.2
JAGUAR LAND ROVER Group 0.3 0.4 2,590 2,903 -10.8
OTHER** 1.4 1.2 10,567 8,682 +21.7

 

January – Aug 2011
    %Share Units Units % Chg
’11 ’10 ’11 ’10 11/10
ALL BRANDS** 8,888,793 9,009,119 -1.3
VW Group 23.1 21.3 2,055,233 1,915,589 +7.3
PSA Group 13.0 13.8 1,157,088 1,243,475 -6.9
RENAULT Group 9.6 10.5 851,822 950,198 -10.4
GM Group 8.7 8.5 776,862 763,499 +1.8
FORD 8.0 8.3 712,297 746,538 -4.6
FIAT Group 7.4 8.3 654,582 748,068 -12.5
BMW Group 5.8 5.1 514,201 462,930 +11.1
DAIMLER 4.9 4.7 434,049 421,604 +3.0
TOYOTA Group 3.9 4.2 348,190 381,295 -8.7
NISSAN 3.3 2.9 296,362 258,070 +14.8
HYUNDAI 2.9 2.6 254,819 233,491 +9.1
KIA 2.0 1.9 175,806 169,504 +3.7
VOLVO CAR CORP. 1.8 1.5 156,588 137,554 +13.8
SUZUKI 1.3 1.4 111,119 123,203 -9.8
HONDA 1.0 1.3 91,760 118,785 -22.8
MAZDA 1.0 1.3 89,692 119,225 -24.8
MITSUBISHI 0.8 0.7 72,165 58,866 +22.6
JAGUAR LAND ROVER Group 0.6 0.7 56,504 60,646 -6.8
OTHER** 0.9 1.1 79,654 96,580 -17.5

Complete data in number-crunching friendly Excel format can be downloaded here.

 

 

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7 Comments on “Europe in August 2011: Up....”


  • avatar
    mike978

    Amazing – VW gained 1.5% market share, followed by BMW group at 1.2%. Germany is doing well. The French won`t be happy with Renault and Peugeot both fairing badly with 1.0% and 0.9% lost respectively. Both Toyota and Honda lost a lot and I wonder if Honda will ever consider quitting as they drop to 1% market share.
    GM did OK with 0.1% lost and Ford did well, I assume the new Focus and Fiesta are hits.

    • 0 avatar
      charly

      BMW sells luxury cars which isn’t a strong point with the French car makers. There is also a home bias is car sales so you would expect German car makers to outperform their French counter parts.

      • 0 avatar
        mike978

        I understand your points but the sales performance for BMW (and all companies listed) is across Europe. So even if BMW is strong in Germany, Germany is only a part of Europe with many other major markets including France, Italy and the UK.
        Secondly BMW does sell luxury cars and Europe is having a hard time (Euro default issues) and yet they managed this performance against more mainstream rivals – that is noteworthy.

      • 0 avatar

        Gentlemen, these are EUROPEAN numbers, as in EU. If you want the per country data, please peruse the spreadsheet linked to.

      • 0 avatar
        eldard

        More like luxury cars is a non-existent point with the French car makers. Ironic since the country is the biggest producer of luxury goods.

        But it’s all good. Otherwise they’ll just scrape the bottom of the 14% market share that is not held by the Germans.

  • avatar
    alluster

    Ford did well only for August. They lost 34,000 sales for the year, more than Toyota which lost 33,000 sales, while GM gained 13,000. Honda lost 27,000 sales and has just 1% of the market. One has to wonder if they will pull out of EU given how persistently high the Yen has been.

  • avatar
    eldard

    Whatever Ford does, GM is ahead of them.


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