By on October 16, 2012

 

The European new passenger car market accelerated its downward trend in September. According to data release by the European manufacturer body ACEA, Registrations were down 10.8 percent YoY to 1,099,264 units in the EU. Nine months into the year, the market contracted 7.6 percent to 9,368,327 units registered January through September 2012.

Passenger Car Registrations EU September 2012
16/10/12
Sep’12 Sep’11 YoY YTD’12 YRD;11 YoY
AUSTRIA 27,094 30,755 -11.9 266,890 273,539 -2.4
BELGIUM 33,660 41,427 -18.7 386,733 440,546 -12.2
BULGARIA 1,347 1,718 -21.6 14,252 14,354 -0.7
CYPRUS 702 1,003 -30.0 8,892 11,026 -19.4
CZECH REPUBLIC 12,475 12,978 -3.9 131,059 127,485 +2.8
DENMARK 13,923 13,849 +0.5 128,493 127,230 +1.0
ESTONIA 1,442 1,417 +1.8 13,314 11,405 +16.7
FINLAND 7,994 10,111 -20.9 88,926 100,109 -11.2
FRANCE 137,536 167,526 -17.9 1,431,509 1,661,271 -13.8
GERMANY 250,082 280,689 -10.9 2,358,798 2,401,736 -1.8
GREECE 3,463 6,718 -48.5 45,535 79,231 -42.5
HUNGARY 3,521 3,500 +0.6 39,317 33,815 +16.3
IRELAND 2,487 2,767 -10.1 76,630 87,163 -12.1
ITALY 109,178 147,021 -25.7 1,090,627 1,371,117 -20.5
LATVIA 744 926 -19.7 7,995 7,777 +2.8
LITHUANIA 980 1,197 -18.1 9,190 9,956 -7.7
LUXEMBURG 3,340 3,466 -3.6 39,090 39,609 -1.3
NETHERLANDS 32,090 44,382 -27.7 428,191 453,882 -5.7
POLAND 18,885 21,136 -10.7 207,063 202,544 +2.2
PORTUGAL 6,358 9,205 -30.9 74,461 123,464 -39.7
ROMANIA 4,736 6,875 -31.1 49,128 55,881 -12.1
SLOVAKIA 7,329 4,998 +46.6 53,845 49,954 +7.8
SLOVENIA 3,203 4,523 -29.2 38,707 46,378 -16.5
SPAIN 35,146 55,572 -36.8 555,362 623,921 -11.0
SWEDEN 21,937 26,605 -17.5 203,711 227,636 -10.5
UNITED KINGDOM 359,612 332,476 +8.2 1,620,609 1,553,094 +4.3
EU 27 1,099,264 1,232,840 -10.8 9,368,327 10,134,123 -7.6

The British market was the only one to expand, while the volume markets Germany -10.9 percent), France (-17.9 percent), Italy (25.7 percent) and Spain (-36.8 percent) all saw double-digit downturns.

Passenger Car Registrations EU September 2012

16/10/12
September January – September
    %Share Units Units % Chg

%Share

Units Units % Chg
Sep’12 Sep’11 Sep’12 Sep’11 YoY Sep’12 Sep’11 Sep’12 Sep’11 YoY
ALL BRANDS 1,099,264 1,232,840 -10.8 9,368,327 10,134,123 -7.6
VW Group 23.8 23.1 261,874 284,549 -8.0 24.7 23.1 2,311,410 2,339,391 -1.2
VOLKSWAGEN 11.9 12.3 130,983 151,994 -13.8 12.8 12.3 1,196,261 1,244,246 -3.9
AUDI 5.7 5.1 63,173 62,314 +1.4 5.6 5.0 526,402 502,361 +4.8
SEAT 2.0 2.1 21,489 25,787 -16.7 2.1 2.3 193,737 232,219 -16.6
SKODA 3.8 3.6 42,314 44,236 -4.3 3.8 3.5 359,462 359,019 +0.1
Porsche, other 0.4 0.0 3,915 218 +1695.9 0.4 0.0 35,548 1,546 +2199.4
PSA Group 10.9 10.5 119,482 129,991 -8.1 12.0 12.7 1,120,538 1,287,370 -13.0
PEUGEOT 6.1 5.7 66,803 70,711 -5.5 6.5 6.9 604,935 700,654 -13.7
CITROEN 4.8 4.8 52,679 59,280 -11.1 5.5 5.8 515,603 586,716 -12.1
RENAULT Grp 7.0 8.8 76,572 108,633 -29.5 8.4 9.5 790,324 960,864 -17.7
RENAULT 5.6 7.4 61,257 90,743 -32.5 6.6 7.7 615,075 780,983 -21.2
DACIA 1.4 1.5 15,315 17,890 -14.4 1.9 1.8 175,249 179,881 -2.6
GM Group 8.5 9.1 93,716 111,888 -16.2 8.3 8.8 779,235 890,717 -12.5
OPEL/VAUXH. 7.5 7.9 82,035 97,227 -15.6 6.9 7.5 642,586 759,316 -15.4
CHEVROLET 1.1 1.2 11,665 14,623 -20.2 1.5 1.3 136,416 131,033 +4.1
GM (US) 0.0 0.0 16 38 -57.9 0.0 0.0 233 368 -36.7
FORD 8.2 8.6 90,363 106,180 -14.9 7.6 8.1 716,482 819,903 -12.6
FIAT Group 6.0 6.6 65,925 80,864 -18.5 6.5 7.3 609,264 736,306 -17.3
FIAT 4.5 4.8 49,498 58,562 -15.5 4.7 5.3 443,852 534,993 -17.0
CHRYSLER 0.7 0.7 7,372 8,951 -17.6 0.8 0.8 73,515 77,998 -5.7
ALFA ROMEO 0.6 0.9 6,767 10,487 -35.5 0.7 1.0 69,675 101,940 -31.7
JEEP 0.2 0.2 2,027 2,556 -20.7 0.2 0.2 19,209 16,344 +17.5
Others (2) 0.0 0.0 261 308 -15.3 0.0 0.0 3,013 5,031 -40.1
BMW Group 7.4 6.3 80,915 77,497 +4.4 6.2 5.8 579,097 591,865 -2.2
BMW 5.8 4.7 63,532 57,486 +10.5 4.9 4.6 463,055 469,306 -1.3
MINI 1.6 1.6 17,383 20,011 -13.1 1.2 1.2 116,042 122,559 -5.3
DAIMLER 5.4 5.2 59,125 63,492 -6.9 5.1 4.9 481,564 497,541 -3.2
MERCEDES 4.9 4.7 53,757 57,463 -6.4 4.6 4.3 428,411 437,480 -2.1
SMART 0.5 0.5 5,368 6,029 -11.0 0.6 0.6 53,153 60,061 -11.5
TOYOTA Grp 4.5 4.0 49,712 49,313 +0.8 4.2 3.9 395,576 397,990 -0.6
TOYOTA 4.3 3.8 47,040 46,240 +1.7 4.0 3.7 375,180 379,155 -1.0
LEXUS 0.2 0.2 2,672 3,073 -13.0 0.2 0.2 20,396 18,835 +8.3
NISSAN 3.9 4.1 42,926 49,983 -14.1 3.5 3.4 328,265 348,104 -5.7
HYUNDAI 3.5 3.0 38,679 37,217 +3.9 3.4 2.9 317,393 290,462 +9.3
KIA 3.1 2.7 33,907 32,805 +3.4 2.7 2.1 250,892 209,025 +20.0
VOLVO 1.7 1.8 18,777 22,736 -17.4 1.7 1.8 157,021 179,050 -12.3
SUZUKI 1.3 1.4 14,575 16,884 -13.7 1.2 1.3 115,020 129,149 -10.9
HONDA 1.7 1.4 18,569 17,596 +5.5 1.1 1.1 105,645 110,002 -4.0
JLR Group 1.5 1.2 16,080 14,207 +13.2 1.0 0.7 92,763 70,818 +31.0
LAND ROVER 1.1 0.8 12,292 9,998 +22.9 0.8 0.5 74,564 53,063 +40.5
JAGUAR 0.3 0.3 3,788 4,209 -10.0 0.2 0.2 18,199 17,755 +2.5
MAZDA 1.1 1.3 11,932 15,857 -24.8 1.0 1.0 92,412 106,166 -13.0
MITSUBISHI 0.5 0.7 5,386 8,459 -36.3 0.6 0.8 53,445 80,742 -33.8
OTHER** 0.1 0.4 749 4,689 -84.0 0.8 0.9 71,981 88,658 -18.8

Among the large OEMs, Renault was hit the hardest with a 29.5 percent loss of sales, followed by the Fiat Group, down 18.6 percent and the GM Group, down 16.2 percent. Ford is down14.9 percent.

Data can be downloaded here as PDF, and here as Excel spreadsheet.

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