23 January 2019

Malaysia Passenger Car Sales : 2018


The government stopped charging VAT (GST) sales tax for three months June to August. As most cars sold here are locally assembled, it was to stimulate production. However, the upsurge in demand caught manufacturers off guard and it didn't fully achieve its goal. That said, I question the value of such moves anyway.

So the effect was that while car sales are up 3.6% for the year, they were 0% in December. Local brand Perodua (making Daihatsu based cars under licence) has now over 40% of the total sales. The next four major brands all lost market share then comes Mazda zooming up the chart.

Below green shows increase and blue a drop. Audi sales are up until June when the reporting stopped. With import duties, it's hard to survive here as just an importer.


15 16 17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

1 1 1 1 Perodua 227,243 42.6% 11%

3 2 2 2 Honda 102,282 19.2% -7%

2 3 3 3 Proton 64,744 12.1% -9%

4 4 4 4 Toyota 43,446 8.1% -9%

5 5 5 5 Nissan 21,956 4.1% 10%

6 6 8 6 Mazda 15,765 3.0% 67%

7 7 6 7 Mercedes 13,118 2.5% 9%

8 8 7 8 BMW 12,008 2.3% 13%

9 9 9 9 VW 7,001 1.3% 7%

12 11 11 10 Kia 5,658 1.1% 37%

16 13 10 11 Subaru 5,175 1.0% 8%

11 12 13 12 Mitsubishi 3,603 0.7% 45%

10 10 12 13 Hyundai 2,808 0.5% -28%

14 14 14 14 Peugeot 2,302 0.4% 20%

20 18 15 15 Volvo 1,384 0.3% 36%

19 19 16 16 MINI 1,200 0.2% 19%

17 15 17 17 Lexus 1,011 0.2% 6%

23 20 19 18 Renault 1,009 0.2% 70%

- - - 19 CAM 442 0.1% n/a

21 23 21 20 Porsche 342 0.1% -13%

22 25 24 21 Land Rover 183
53%

18 17 18 22 Audi 150
-79%

- - - 23 King Long 118
n/a

15 16 20 24 Ford 84
-85%

24 24 23 25 Isuzu 75
-47%

25 21 22 26 Chevolet 51
-69%

28 27 26 27 Jaguar 42
-26%


Others 2


Total 533,202
4%

Data source: MAA.

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22 January 2019

France Passenger Car Sales : 2018


Registrations were +3.0% for the full year but -14.5% for December. Clearly, the new fuel consumption and emissions (WLTP) regulations had an effect but how long that will last is uncertain. Below the % column is market share and the +/- compared to 2017. Green shows which brands went up and blue if they went down.

Renault seems to be getting slowly reeled in by Peugeot, with little now separating them. Compared to historical registrations, this is a slow but steady turn around. French-owned Romanian brand Dacia has passed VW by a slender margin which is quite an achievement. Some sizable reductions in share for the premium marques, a trend I've been noticing. Perhaps their quest for more sales and the gap between them and mainstream makes has become too close to justify the extra amount charged.


15 16 17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

1 1 1 1 Renault 406,222 18.7% -2%

2 2 2 2 Peugeot 389,518 17.9% 6%

3 3 3 3 Citroën 213,844 9.8% 6%

5 5 5 4 Dacia 140,326 6.5% 19%

4 4 4 5 VW 140,313 6.5% 1%

8 7 6 6 Toyota 97,286 4.5% 10%

6 6 7 7 Ford 82,633 3.8% -2%

12 11 10 8 Fiat 78,226 3.6% 15%

9 9 8 9 Opel 71,619 3.3% -1%

11 12 11 10 Mercedes 65,808 3.0% -3%

7 8 9 11 Nissan 59,606 2.7% -17%

13 13 13 12 BMW 57,537 2.6% -6%

10 10 12 13 Audi 51,582 2.4% -21%

15 14 14 14 Kia 42,313 1.9% 14%

16 16 15 15 Hyundai 35,542 1.6% 20%

19 18 16 16 Škoda 31,423 1.4% 17%

18 19 18 17 Seat 31,219 1.4% 26%

17 17 17 18 MINI 27,378 1.3% 4%

20 20 19 19 Suzuki 27,241 1.3% 9%

14 15 20 20 DS 24,004 1.1% 13%

21 21 21 21 Volvo 18,349 0.8% 13%

23 24 23 22 Chrysler 13,191 0.6% 21%

24 23 22 23 Mazda 11,129 0.5% -6%

27 27 24 24 Alfa Romeo 8,332 0.4% -10%

26 25 26 25 Honda 8,309 0.4% -2%

25 26 27 26 smart 7,446 0.3% -9%

22 22 25 27 Land Rover 6,803 0.3% -25%

29 29 29 28 Lexus 6,101 0.3% 13%

30 32 31 31 Mitsubishi 4,879 0.2% 105%

31 30 30 30 Jaguar 4,580 0.2% 29%

28 28 28 29 Porsche 4,567 0.2% -16%

36 35 33 32 Tesla 1,252 0.1% -8%

- - 51 33 Alpine 1,156 0.1% n/a

34 31 32 34 Infiniti 945
-52%

35 36 34 35 Subaru 720
0%

38 37 35 36 Maserati 606
-15%

37 33 36 37 Ssangyong 301
-55%

39 38 37 38 Ferrari 270
-1%


Others 905


Total 2,173,481
3%

Data source: CCFA.