Europe In September 2012: Down Hard

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
europe in september 2012 down hard

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 201216/10/12Sep’12Sep’11YoYYTD’12YRD;11YoYAUSTRIA27,09430,755-11.9266,890273,539-2.4BELGIUM33,66041,427-18.7386,733440,546-12.2BULGARIA1,3471,718-21.614,25214,354-0.7CYPRUS7021,003-30.08,89211,026-19.4CZECH REPUBLIC12,47512,978-3.9131,059127,485+2.8DENMARK13,92313,849+0.5128,493127,230+1.0ESTONIA1,4421,417+1.813,31411,405+16.7FINLAND7,99410,111-20.988,926100,109-11.2FRANCE137,536167,526-17.91,431,5091,661,271-13.8GERMANY250,082280,689-10.92,358,7982,401,736-1.8GREECE3,4636,718-48.545,53579,231-42.5HUNGARY3,5213,500+0.639,31733,815+16.3IRELAND2,4872,767-10.176,63087,163-12.1ITALY109,178147,021-25.71,090,6271,371,117-20.5LATVIA744926-19.77,9957,777+2.8LITHUANIA9801,197-18.19,1909,956-7.7LUXEMBURG3,3403,466-3.639,09039,609-1.3NETHERLANDS32,09044,382-27.7428,191453,882-5.7POLAND18,88521,136-10.7207,063202,544+2.2PORTUGAL6,3589,205-30.974,461123,464-39.7ROMANIA4,7366,875-31.149,12855,881-12.1SLOVAKIA7,3294,998+46.653,84549,954+7.8SLOVENIA3,2034,523-29.238,70746,378-16.5SPAIN35,14655,572-36.8555,362623,921-11.0SWEDEN21,93726,605-17.5203,711227,636-10.5UNITED KINGDOM359,612332,476+8.21,620,6091,553,094+4.3EU 271,099,2641,232,840-10.89,368,32710,134,123-7.6

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 201216/10/12SeptemberJanuary – September %ShareUnitsUnits% Chg

%Share

UnitsUnits% ChgSep’12Sep’11Sep’12Sep’11YoYSep’12Sep’11Sep’12Sep’11YoYALL BRANDS1,099,2641,232,840-10.89,368,32710,134,123-7.6VW Group23.823.1261,874284,549-8.024.723.12,311,4102,339,391-1.2VOLKSWAGEN11.912.3130,983151,994-13.812.812.31,196,2611,244,246-3.9AUDI5.75.163,17362,314+1.45.65.0526,402502,361+4.8SEAT2.02.121,48925,787-16.72.12.3193,737232,219-16.6SKODA3.83.642,31444,236-4.33.83.5359,462359,019+0.1Porsche, other0.40.03,915218+1695.90.40.035,5481,546+2199.4PSA Group10.910.5119,482129,991-8.112.012.71,120,5381,287,370-13.0PEUGEOT6.15.766,80370,711-5.56.56.9604,935700,654-13.7CITROEN4.84.852,67959,280-11.15.55.8515,603586,716-12.1RENAULT Grp7.08.876,572108,633-29.58.49.5790,324960,864-17.7RENAULT5.67.461,25790,743-32.56.67.7615,075780,983-21.2DACIA1.41.515,31517,890-14.41.91.8175,249179,881-2.6GM Group8.59.193,716111,888-16.28.38.8779,235890,717-12.5OPEL/VAUXH.7.57.982,03597,227-15.66.97.5642,586759,316-15.4CHEVROLET1.11.211,66514,623-20.21.51.3136,416131,033+4.1GM (US)0.00.01638-57.90.00.0233368-36.7FORD8.28.690,363106,180-14.97.68.1716,482819,903-12.6FIAT Group6.06.665,92580,864-18.56.57.3609,264736,306-17.3FIAT4.54.849,49858,562-15.54.75.3443,852534,993-17.0CHRYSLER0.70.77,3728,951-17.60.80.873,51577,998-5.7ALFA ROMEO0.60.96,76710,487-35.50.71.069,675101,940-31.7JEEP0.20.22,0272,556-20.70.20.219,20916,344+17.5Others (2)0.00.0261308-15.30.00.03,0135,031-40.1BMW Group7.46.380,91577,497+4.46.25.8579,097591,865-2.2BMW5.84.763,53257,486+10.54.94.6463,055469,306-1.3MINI1.61.617,38320,011-13.11.21.2116,042122,559-5.3DAIMLER5.45.259,12563,492-6.95.14.9481,564497,541-3.2MERCEDES4.94.753,75757,463-6.44.64.3428,411437,480-2.1SMART0.50.55,3686,029-11.00.60.653,15360,061-11.5TOYOTA Grp4.54.049,71249,313+0.84.23.9395,576397,990-0.6TOYOTA4.33.847,04046,240+1.74.03.7375,180379,155-1.0LEXUS0.20.22,6723,073-13.00.20.220,39618,835+8.3NISSAN3.94.142,92649,983-14.13.53.4328,265348,104-5.7HYUNDAI3.53.038,67937,217+3.93.42.9317,393290,462+9.3KIA3.12.733,90732,805+3.42.72.1250,892209,025+20.0VOLVO1.71.818,77722,736-17.41.71.8157,021179,050-12.3SUZUKI1.31.414,57516,884-13.71.21.3115,020129,149-10.9HONDA1.71.418,56917,596+5.51.11.1105,645110,002-4.0JLR Group1.51.216,08014,207+13.21.00.792,76370,818+31.0LAND ROVER1.10.812,2929,998+22.90.80.574,56453,063+40.5JAGUAR0.30.33,7884,209-10.00.20.218,19917,755+2.5MAZDA1.11.311,93215,857-24.81.01.092,412106,166-13.0MITSUBISHI0.50.75,3868,459-36.30.60.853,44580,742-33.8OTHER**0.10.47494,689-84.00.80.971,98188,658-18.8

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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  • ToolGuy VW (marque not group) and Tesla very nearly switched positions on a YTD basis.
  • RHD Inexpensive gasoline appears to be a thing of the past. ILO is correct - we have enough sunlight, wind and emerging ocean wave energy to power the entire country and then some. Clean air is nice, and being free of the whims of OPEC, geopolitics and hugely profitable oil companies will do all of us a world of good.
  • Raymond Segura Can you tell me where I can get the rear bumper for 69 impala?
  • Art Vandelay some of the crazy numbers I get. Percentages look bigger with any fluctuations with low volume makes and brands leaving the market will see massive month over month changes. But what’s with Buick? I still see the occasional ad on TV and yet the drop is disproportionate even compared to all the other GM brands.
  • Master Baiter "There is no mandate for consumers to buy EVs, not in any country or state. That’s made up."Right. And you are not mandated to purchase a toilet that only uses 1.6 gallons/flush. You could choose to not have a toilet--just go in the woods, like the bears do.
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