23 August 2014

Finland Top 4 Brands : 2000-13

VW Golf a top seller in Finland...

From  the year 2000 when 134,600 cars were sold, to a peak of 148,200 in 2005 to the economic slump that took sales down to 89,100 in 2009. That was all in one decade! The only note to make was that camper vans were excluded in the last figure, not that it made much difference. It would have been 90,600 if included. Sales climbed back to 124,500 in 2011 and then fell away again to 102,100 in '13. It seems the economy is hurting a little again, with forestry and electronics not doing well.

Toyota took top spot most of the time, but VW finally got there, but not by much. Skoda's rise is surprising while Ford has been just off the pace at the top.

Yr 1st Sales % 2nd Sales % 3rd Sales % 4th Sales % %
2000 Toyo 15.4 11 VW 14.4 11 Opel 14.4 11 Ford 12.2 9 42
2001 Toyo 12.4 11 Opel 11.7 11 VW 10.3 9 Ford 10.1 9 41
2002 Toyo 16.4 14 VW 12.2 10 Ford 10.5 9 Volv 9.2 8 41
2003 Toyo 22.8 15 VW 17.0 12 Ford 11.9 8 Niss 11.3 8 43
2004 Toyo 21.4 15 VW 15.1 11 Ford 11.3 8 Niss 10.2 7 41
2005 Toyo 20.8 14 VW 14.9 10 Niss 11.7 8 Ford 11.0 7 39
2006 Toyo 21.1 14 VW 15.0 10 Niss 9.8 7 Ford 9.7 7 38
2007 Toyo 17.1 14 VW 12.8 10 Volv 8.8 7 Ford 8.0 6 38
2008 Toyo 18.5 13 VW 16.5 12 Ford 9.7 7 Volv 9.3 7 39
2009 Toyo 14.5 16 VW 11.4 13 Ford 7.9 9 Skod 6.2 7 45
2010 Toyo 15.1 14 VW 14.4 13 Skod 9.2 8 Ford 9.1 8 43
2011 VW 17.2 14 Toyo 13.3 11 Ford 10.7 9 Skod 10.2 8 41
2012 VW 13.9 13 Toyo 13.4 12 Skod 8.7 8 Ford 8.5 8 41
2013 VW 12.7 12 Toyo 12.3 12 Skod 8.4 8 Ford 7.8 8 40

Data source: Thanks to Autolan Tiedotuskeskus.
For other decades: 1956-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, and 1990-99.

..and the Toyota Avensis has been popular with Finns too.

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