17 February 2017

Europe West Car Sales - Nation / 2016

What was known as Western Europe back in the days of the Iron Curtain had a 5.9% increase. It was the best of sales since 2007 and up nearly 250,000 units from 2013. So what has changed this decade?

Germany had 22.4% in 2010 but 24.0% in 2016. The UK went from 15.6% to 19.3%. Italy 15.1% / 13.0% and France 17.3% / 14.4%. The UK's share has gone up by nearly a quarter so one should expect a cooling down of sales soon. Meanwhile both Italy and France are due for improved sales.

For 2016, the only really poor market was the Netherlands (-14.8%). Switzerland and Liechtenstein were the only other in minus territory. Malta is missing here and registrations were probably in the 7,500 region. I get the impression that anyone trying to smuggle out sales by brand from that Mediterranean island would face serious charges to do with crimes against the state. OK, I exaggerated but maybe one day they will relax the embargo.

In the chart below, pale yellow represents a reduction in registrations, pale blue is increase but lost market share. Green is for those exceeding the market growth.

12 13 14 15 16 Nation 2016 % +/-
1 1 1 1 1 Germany 3,351,607 24.0% 5%
2 2 2 2 2 UK 2,692,786 19.3% 2%
3 3 3 3 3 France 2,015,177 14.4% 5%
4 4 4 4 4 Italy 1,824,968 13.0% 16%
5 5 5 5 5 Spain 1,147,007 8.2% 11%
7 6 6 6 6 Belgium 539,519 3.9% 8%
6 7 7 7 7 Netherlands 382,825 2.7% -15%
10 10 8 8 8 Sweden 372,318 2.7% 8%
8 8 9 10 9 Austria 329,604 2.4% 7%
9 9 10 9 10 Switzerland 317,318 2.3% -2%
11 11 11 11 12 Denmark 222,927 1.6% 7%
15 14 13 12 11 Portugal 207,330 1.5% 16%
12 12 12 14 14 Norway 154,603 1.1% 3%
14 15 15 13 13 Ireland 146,603 1.0% 17%
13 13 14 15 15 Finland 118,986 0.9% 9%
16 16 16 16 16 Greece 78,873 0.6% 4%
17 17 17 17 17 Luxembourg 50,561 0.4% 9%
19 18 18 18 18 Iceland 18,442 0.1% 31%
18 19 19 19 19 Cyprus 12,643 0.1% 22%
20 20 20 20 20 Liechtenstein 1,984
-3%





Total 13,986,081 6%

Data source: ACEA.
Text source: RayCee.

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