07 July 2020

UK Car Sales : Jan-Jun 2020

Vehicles provided by Land Rover for UK medical services. Nice touch

Total registrations were down 35% in June, taking the year so far to -48.5%. Unit sales have dropped by 616,000, which is a mountain of cars. Only electric sales were unaffected and in fact were well up (on admittedly small numbers). Focusing on whether brands are taking more of the market or yielding ground, the chart below shows how they are doing in that regard, with green positive and yellow negative. The list has a '+/- Diff' column that compares six months of 2020 market share with the complete 2019 share.

VW took the top spot from Ford for the first three months but Ford struck back for a narrow lead at the half way point. So VW second and with BMW, Mercedes and Audi following, I must clarify this is the UK you are looking at. Toyota is doing well as it should with the range of cars it currently has, but Vauxhall is realigning itself with more emphasis on profit.

Nissan is making a comeback, which considering its investment in the UK is what one should expect. Land Rover is into the top ten with an impressive display. Tough times require tough vehicles. MG is growing spectacularly and so is Tesla although their sales figure is an estimate so who knows.

Year 2020 Share +/-
17 18 19 20 Brand Sales 2020 2019 Diff
1 1 1 1 Ford 59,874 9.2% 10.2% -10.3%
2 2 2 2 VW 58,933 9.0% 8.7% 3.8%
5 5 4 3 BMW 46,580 7.1% 7.3% -3.0%
4 4 3 4 Mercedes 45,683 7.0% 7.4% -6.0%
6 6 6 5 Audi 40,405 6.2% 6.0% 2.9%
8 8 7 6 Toyota 39,360 6.0% 4.6% 32.3%
3 3 5 7 Vauxhall 37,576 5.7% 6.9% -16.9%
7 7 9 8 Nissan 30,109 4.6% 4.0% 15.3%
10 9 8 9 Kia 28,970 4.4% 4.2% 5.3%
11 12 12 10 Land Rover 25,624 3.9% 3.3% 18.4%
13 13 13 11 Škoda 23,112 3.5% 3.2% 8.9%
12 11 11 12 Peugeot 21,450 3.3% 3.5% -6.2%
16 15 14 13 SEAT 20,267 3.1% 3.0% 4.2%
15 14 15 14 MINI 18,276 2.8% 2.8% -0.4%
9 10 10 15 Hyundai 17,701 2.7% 3.6% -24.8%
20 18 17 16 Volvo 17,698 2.7% 2.4% 11.4%
14 16 16 17 Renault 15,269 2.3% 2.6% -8.7%
18 19 18 18 Citroën 11,617 1.8% 2.2% -19.1%
17 17 19 19 Honda 11,439 1.8% 1.9% -7.9%
23 23 21 20 Jaguar 10,551 1.6% 1.6% 3.5%
33 33 29 21 Tesla 9,500 1.5% 0.6% 155.6%
19 20 23 22 Fiat 9,242 1.4% 1.4% -2.0%
22 21 20 23 Mazda 8,746 1.3% 1.7% -23.0%
21 22 22 24 Suzuki 7,813 1.2% 1.5% -21.2%
32 28 28 25 MG 7,712 1.2% 0.6% 108.6%
24 24 24 26 Dacia 7,433 1.1% 1.3% -15.1%
27 27 26 27 Lexus 5,971 0.9% 0.7% 34.4%
25 25 25 28 Mitsubishi 4,708 0.7% 0.7% 2.8%
26 26 27 29 Porsche 4,073 0.6% 0.7% -5.6%
30 30 30 30 Chrysler 1,532 0.2% 0.3% -12.5%
31 32 33 31 Alfa Romeo 940 0.1% 0.1% -2.6%
29 31 31 32 DS 918 0.1% 0.2% -24.5%
34 35 35 33 SsangYong 669 0.1% 0.1% 22.6%
37 36 36 34 Bentley 531 0.1% 0.1% 17.7%
28 29 32 35 smart 426 0.1% 0.2% -62.5%
36 34 34 36 Subaru 306 0.0% 0.1% -63.9%
38 38 39 37 Maserati 239 0.0% 0.0% -9.4%

Data source: SMMT.

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Estonia Car Sales : Jan-Jun 2020

Toyota does very well in Estonia

Registrations were -34% in June and -36% YTD so for now the slow sales continue. How did brands go in protecting their market share? In the chart below green says well, yellow not so. The list has a '+/- Diff' column that compares six months of 2020 market share with the complete 2019 share.

 Toyota for example increased its slice of the pie by 27.5%, leaving Škoda in its wake. Some brands had huge gains in share while others went the other way. With Estonia the only one of the Baltic states that is open regarding car sales statistics leaves me the impression it is the more open and progressive.

Year 2020 Share +/-
17 18 19 20 Brand Sales 2020 2019 Diff
1 1 1 1 Toyota 1,815 19.3% 15.5% 24.3%
2 2 2 2 Škoda 1,307 13.9% 13.4% 3.7%
3 3 3 3 Renault 932 9.9% 10.3% -3.7%
5 5 5 4 Kia 711 7.6% 6.6% 15.6%
4 4 4 5 VW 685 7.3% 7.5% -2.8%
8 6 6 6 Peugeot 624 6.6% 5.6% 19.3%
12 9 7 7 Citroën 461 4.9% 4.9% -0.1%
9 10 8 10 Dacia 286 3.0% 4.6% -33.7%
7 7 9 8 Honda 272 2.9% 3.6% -19.6%
16 17 17 11 Mercedes 266 2.8% 1.7% 71.0%
6 12 12 9 Hyundai 256 2.7% 2.8% -2.2%
17 20 14 13 Audi 206 2.2% 1.9% 16.8%
13 13 13 12 Nissan 181 1.9% 2.5% -22.0%
19 18 20 14 Volvo 178 1.9% 1.3% 42.5%
20 16 16 15 Seat 158 1.7% 1.7% -1.7%
18 19 19 17 BMW 157 1.7% 1.4% 17.4%
14 14 15 18 Mazda 153 1.6% 1.8% -11.0%
10 8 11 16 Opel 117 1.2% 3.1% -59.6%
21 21 22 19 Suzuki 102 1.1% 0.7% 66.5%
23 25 26 22 Porsche 86 0.9% 0.5% 87.1%
11 11 10 21 Subaru 85 0.9% 3.3% -72.6%
15 15 18 19 Ford 77 0.8% 1.6% -47.9%
23 24 23 23 Lexus 54 0.6% 0.6% -5.6%
22 27 25 23 Land Rover 54 0.6% 0.5% 15.8%
28 26 21 25 Fiat 50 0.5% 0.9% -40.8%
25 22 24 26 Mitsubishi 33 0.4% 0.5% -33.6%
26 23 27 27 Chrysler 29 0.3% 0.4% -25.9%
27 28 29 28 MINI 14 0.1% 0.2% -37.7%
30 29 28 29 Jaguar 11 0.1% 0.3% -54.5%

Data source: Maanteeamet.