03 January 2013

Car Sales Norway: 2012


As I have mentioned before, Norway is an insular nation. It seems to look inward and cautious with 'outsiders'. Statistics are handled by a company that makes a living selling the data. Of course it needs to protect the resource, but those willing to pay want detail and are presumably professionals within the auto industry. This caution I mentioned earlier means that only the top 10 brands are released. I am sure releasing all brands total sales is not the statistics companies pay for. It wouldn't, therefore, impact on their business. I guess we must be grateful for small mercies. I managed to get the top 20 for this list.

Toyota had a nice growth, but still some way from the summit, Kia, Mazda and Subaru are climbing but Mitsubishi fell into a deep crevasse.

The data below shows rank in 2011, then 2012, brand, total sales, increase/decrease and finally market share.





1 1
VW 20,507 -2% 14.9%
2 2
Toyota 16,903 11% 12.3%
4 3
Volvo 11,550 -4% 8.4%
3 4
Ford 11,007 -15% 8.0%
8 5
Audi 8,321 13% 6.0%
9 6
BMW 7,325 16% 5.3%
6 7
Skoda 6,793 -11% 4.9%
10 8
Nissan 6,658 14% 4.8%
7 9
Peugeot 6,209 -16% 4.5%
13 10
Mercedes 5,616 24% 4.1%
11 11
Hyundai 5,557 1% 4.0%
16 12
Kia 4,917 88% 3.6%
5 13
Mitsubishi 4,654 -41% 3.4%
12 14
Opel 3,616 -23% 2.6%
14 15
Citroen 3,583 -2% 2.6%
17 16
Subaru 3,559 50% 2.6%
19 17
Mazda 2,927 66% 2.1%
15 18
Suzuki 2,060 -33% 1.5%
18 19
Honda 1,731 -14% 1.3%
21 20
MINI 856 5% 0.6%



Others 3,618




Total 137,967 0%

VW retained top spot, but with a reduction in its lead, with both Ford and Peugeot taking a bit of a hammering. Mind you nothing like Mitsubishi, 5th last year and falling off the chart in 2012!


Data Source:
Thanks to OFV.

Picture:
www.netcarshow.com

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