09 January 2013

Car Sales Greece: 2012


As the epicentre of the Euro zone economic crisis, car sales were never going to be good in Greece. A 40% drop from 2011 was to be expected. The high for the nation was 2004 when 290,000 cars were sold so 58,500 is a long way down from that. Out of the carnage came Opel with a healthy lead; the #1 spot it last held briefly in 2001. Of course in turbulent times, things move around more than in settled conditions. Somehow Citroen managed impressive growth and was catapulted up the sales chart as a result. The same thing happened with Volvo, which became the leading premium brand.

Will 2013 be any better? I have no idea, but can the sales get any lower? I thought both pictures of cars heading off into the distance symbolic of the uncertain future...

The first three columns show 2010 to 2012 ranking, the second column in from the right is increase or decrease, and the extreme right shows market share for the major brands.

2 2 1
Opel 7,066 -38% 12.1%
3 3 2
VW 6,009 -37% 10.3%
1 1 3
Toyota 5,744 -53% 9.8%
10 9 4
Citroen 4,206 17% 7.2%
6 5 5
Fiat 3,353 -43% 5.7%
8 6 6
Nissan 3,143 -45% 5.4%
4 4 7
Ford 3,006 -53% 5.1%
7 8 8
Skoda 2,837 -39% 4.9%
5 7 9
Hyundai 2,618 -46% 4.5%
11 10 10
Peugeot 2,543 -26% 4.3%
9 11 11
Suzuki 2,278 -27% 3.9%
14 13 12
Audi 1,811 -28% 3.1%
19 14 13
Kia 1,515 -35% 2.6%
25 21 14
Volvo 1,380 -4% 2.4%
17 16 15
BMW 1,329 -34% 2.3%
13 15 16
Mercedes 1,262 -39% 2.2%
12 12 17
Seat 1,243 -59% 2.1%
15 19 18
Renault 1,046 -31% 1.8%
16 17 19
Chevrolet 930 -50% 1.6%
24 18 20
Alfa Romeo 855 -49% 1.5%
30 30 21
Lancia 787 271% 1.3%
26 24 22
MINI 667 -29% 1.1%
18 23 23
Honda 657 -45% 1.1%
22 22 24
Mitsubishi 608 -58% 1.0%
20 20 25
smart 541 -64%
27 26 26
Dacia 347 -55%
23 27 27
Mazda 222 -51%
21 25 28
Daihatsu 188 -80%


Others 291




Total 58,482 -40%



Data source: Thanks to
www.seaa.gr

Picture source: Thanks to
www.netcarshow.com

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