31 January 2020

San Marino Passenger Car Sales : 2019


In this tiny principality within Italy, sales are minuscule. Why bother? Well, I still find it interesting and hopefully others do also. The fact I visited there some years ago probably helps too.

The average registrations over the past past ten years has been 1.200, so 2019 6% less than that. The market was down 7% (second year of reduced sales). Below, green represents increase, salmon unchanged or decrease but slightly better market share, while yellow is decrease in numbers and share of the pie.

VW stayed on top but Audi surrendered second place to Suzuki. Fiat sales nearly halved but with a small sales base, movement is more pronounced. Year to year fluctuations don't always reflect the true picture, so the four years of rankings on the left of the chart below are very helpful in spotting trends.


16 17 18 19 Brand 2019 % +/-

1 1 1 1 VW 180 15.6% -7%

4 4 3 2 Suzuki 134 11.6% 13%

2 3 4 3 Audi 130 11.2% 10%

3 2 2 4 Fiat 72 6.2% -46%

7 5 5 4 Renault 72 6.2% 0%

6 6 6 6 Toyota/Lexus 52 4.5% -15%

- - 9 7 Škoda 45 3.9% -2%

7 9 8 8 Mercedes 41 3.5% -15%

10 10 10 9 BMW 40 3.5% -2%

5 8 11 10 Opel 37 3.2% -8%

12 12 12 11 Ford 34 2.9% -13%

20 20 15 12 Citroën 32 2.8% 39%

16 19 13 13 Peugeot 28 2.4% -13%

19 21 20 14 Hyundai 24 2.1% 85%

13 13 7 15 Chrysler 23 2.0% -59%

14 11 17 15 Dacia 23 2.0% 5%

18 16 18 17 Porsche 22 1.9% 5%

23 23 19 18 Mazda 21 1.8% 50%

11 14 15 19 Land Rover 18 1.6% -22%

14 14 14 20 Kia 15 1.3% -40%

21 27 21 21 Volvo 14 1.2% 17%

22 18 23 22 Lancia 12 1.0% 20%

23 27 25 23 Honda 11 1.0% 57%

28 17 21 24 Alfa Romeo 9 0.8% -25%

28 23 26 24 Jaguar 9 0.8% 50%

17 21 23 26 Nissan 7 0.6% -30%

27 31 28 26 MINI 7 0.6% 40%

28 25 31 28 Subaru 5 0.4% 150%

9 7 30 29 Seat 4 0.3% 33%

25 26 26 30 Maserati 2 0.2% -67%

25 29 28 30 Mitsubishi 2 0.2% -60%

28 29 32 30 smart 2 0.2% 100%

- - 32 33 Lamborghini 1 0.1% 0%


Others 28 2.4%

Total 1,156
-7%

Data source: Statistica San Marino.

Renault Top 50 By Nation : 2019


This list covers Renault, Dacia, Samsung, Lada, Alpine and a few joint venture sales in China. The Chinese sales were added in 2018, giving that nation a spike in numbers. Brokers is an entry at number 43. It's not a country obviously but I presume these are sales to agents not part of the Renault distribution system.

Total sales were down 3%, mainly due to the loss of 100,000 sales to Iran. No surprise with France at the top and Russia second which has Lada as well as Renault doing well there. South Korea is basically Samsung sales.


16 17 18 19 Brand 2019 % +/-

1 1 1 1 France 698,723 18.6% 1%

2 2 2 2 Russia 508,647 13.6% 2%

3 3 3 3 Germany 247,155 6.6% 5%

7 7 5 4 Brazil 239,174 6.4% 11%

4 4 6 5 Italy 220,403 5.9% 6%

5 5 7 6 Spain 183,264 4.9% -3%

21 14 4 7 China 179,494 4.8% -17%

8 9 10 8 UK 109,952 2.9% 6%

13 13 13 9 Belgium & Lux 91,063 2.4% 2%

9 11 14 10 India 88,869 2.4% 8%

10 12 12 11 South Korea 86,859 2.3% -4%

6 6 8 12 Turkey 85,055 2.3% -27%

18 19 17 13 Romania 72,165 1.9% 4%

14 15 15 14 Morocco 70,281 1.9% -7%

16 17 18 15 Poland 69,090 1.8% 9%

15 16 16 16 Algeria 67,254 1.8% -9%

12 10 9 17 Argentina 63,453 1.7% -45%

17 20 20 18 Colombia 56,639 1.5% 14%

20 21 21 19 Portugal 43,882 1.2% -6%

19 18 19 20 Netherlands 38,516 1.0% -28%

23 23 24 21 Mexico 32,890 0.9% 18%

22 22 22 22 Austria 32,393 0.9% -3%

37 34 28 23 Belarus 28,181 0.8% 29%

26 24 23 24 Czech Rep 28,008 0.7% -3%

29 28 25 25 RSA + Namibia 27,288 0.7% 5%

24 26 26 26 Switzerland 24,909 0.7% -2%

25 25 27 27 Sweden 24,758 0.7% 3%

33 30 31 28 Hungary 22,705 0.6% 17%

28 38 29 29 Egypt 18,653 0.5% -9%

27 27 30 30 Denmark 18,434 0.5% -6%

35 36 34 31 Kazakhstan 17,991 0.5% 17%

39 35 37 32 Ukraine 17,208 0.5% 48%

34 31 33 33 Slovenia 16,585 0.4% 2%

31 32 35 34 Ireland 13,289 0.4% -7%

30 29 32 35 Israel 13,151 0.4% -20%

40 39 39 36 Slovakia 12,197 0.3% 10%

43 41 38 37 Croatia 11,655 0.3% 5%

38 33 36 38 Chile 10,482 0.3% -23%

42 40 40 39 Bulgaria 9,978 0.3% -2%

32 58 45 40 Saudi Arabia 8,839 0.2% 43%

36 37 41 41 Australia 8,669 0.2% -14%

44 42 42 42 Reunion 8,599 0.2% 1%

58 56 55 43 Brokers 8,513 0.2% 186%

49 52 50 44 Peru 6,861 0.2% 38%

47 44 43 45 Japan 6,795 0.2% -6%

93 77 57 46 Uzbekistan 6,641 0.2% 151%

56 48 46 47 Greece 6,540 0.2% 12%

46 43 44 48 Finland 6,437 0.2% 4%

41 45 47 49 Tunisia 6,034 0.2% 5%

51 46 48 50 Uruguay 5,909 0.2% 5%


Others 73,193 1.9%

Total 3,753,723
-3%

Data source: Renault Group.