Australia auto industry in 2016 starts growing. Mazda shines.

Australia auto industry in 2016 Mazda-3_2014

Australia auto industry in 2016 starts growing again albeit falling commodities prices. Mazda roars hitting the record share with the Mazda3 leader in the models list. Toyota and Holden starter slow while Nissan fast.

Economic Outlook

Despite falling commodity prices, a slowdown in China and a deterioration in international trade, Australia has managed to weather the storm. According to the latest GDP data, exports made up over 20% of GDP and, despite a collapse in prices, iron ore still forms a large chunk of export revenues.

A weak Australian dollar and low production costs have kept Australian iron ore producers competitive in global markets. However, mining companies are selling more than they are producing in an effort to keep prices low, by drawing down on iron ore inventories. Also, many mining companies have hedged against the collapse in prices through favorable futures contracts, protecting them from the current low commodity price environment.

These factors are currently helping to sustain the industry, however their impact is not likely to last.

Market Outlook

According to data released by the FCAI, the Federation of Australian Car Manufacturers, following the record sales scored in the 2015, in January total vehicles sales had been 84.373 up 2.7% and in February 94.565, up 4.6%. The year to date figures were 179.938, with 6.398 units over the last year record.

The leader Toyota started slow with sales down 12.9% in January and 0.3% in February while Mazda, in second place, improved 11.2% and 12.7% in each month with the best share ever after two months of the year. In third Hyundai has lost in February 3.8% while Holden in fourth reported a double digit lost for January (6.824 sales, -18.8%) and -6.4% in February.

At model wise, Mazda3 overtook Toyota Corolla with 6.112 units vs 5.873 in the first two months. Third was the Toyota Hilux with 5.326 ahead of the rival Ford Ranger with 4.996. The new Hyundai Tucson advanced in 7th place with 3.701 sales.

To see the best-selling models ranking with top 100 models, read the report we dedicated.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Feb Rank 2016 Brand Sales Feb Sales 2016 Feb Var Share Feb Share 2016
1 1 Toyota 17.640 30.093 8,6% 19,1% 17,0%
2 2 Mazda 9.736 19.752 7,5% 10,5% 11,2%
3 3 Holden 7.965 14.789 2,0% 8,6% 8,4%
4 4 Hyundai 7.499 14.500 -6,3% 8,1% 8,2%
5 6 Mitsubishi 6.523 11.530 4,5% 7,1% 6,5%
6 5 Nissan 6.355 11.918 6,2% 6,9% 6,7%
7 7 Ford 4.871 10.375 -3,0% 5,3% 5,9%
8 8 Volkswagen 4.596 8.937 -6,0% 5,0% 5,1%
9 11 Honda 3.110 6.008 7,2% 3,4% 3,4%
10 9 Subaru 3.030 6.435 -6,0% 3,3% 3,6%
11 10 Mercedes 2.991 6.090 9,0% 3,2% 3,4%
12 12 Kia 2.881 5.997 14,0% 3,1% 3,4%
13 14 Jeep 2.761 4.029 16,0% 3,0% 2,3%
14 13 BMW 1.975 4.050 9,0% 2,1% 2,3%
15 15 Audi 1.735 3.877 2,1% 1,9% 2,2%
16 17 Isuzu 1.669 3.053 12,0% 1,8% 1,7%
17 16 Suzuki 1.416 3.058 -5,0% 1,5% 1,7%
18 18 Land Rover 954 2.127 14,0% 1,0% 1,2%
19 19 Renault 809 1.527 8,0% 0,9% 0,9%
20 20 Lexus 674 1.309 7,0% 0,7% 0,7%
21 23 Fiat 518 751 11,0% 0,6% 0,4%
22 25 Skoda 391 706 6,0% 0,4% 0,4%
23 26 Peugeot 389 702 -4,0% 0,4% 0,4%
24 22 Volvo 312 787 4,0% 0,3% 0,4%
25 24 Porsche 245 735 12,0% 0,3% 0,4%
26 27 Mini 236 499 2,1% 0,3% 0,3%
27 28 Alfa Romeo 219 281 21,0% 0,2% 0,2%
28 30 Foton 124 191 12,0% 0,1% 0,1%
29 29 Jaguar 95 260 14,0% 0,1% 0,1%
30 34 SsangYong 90 134 -8,0% 0,1% 0,1%
31 35 Dodge 90 119 -11,0% 0,1% 0,1%
32 33 Chrysler 82 137 5,0% 0,1% 0,1%
33 31 Citroen 74 146 -8,0% 0,1% 0,1%
34 36 Infiniti 60 98 5,0% 0,1% 0,1%
35 37 Maserati 46 82 5,0% 0,1% 0,0%
36 32 LDV 37 145 5,0% 0,0% 0,1%
37 38 Proton 29 49 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 39 Chery 28 31 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 43 Great Wall 21 21 2,1% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Aston Martin 16 28 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 42 Ferrari 15 28 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 Smart 13 13 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 40 Lamborghini 6 28 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 45 Lotus 4 8 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 46 Bentley 2 6 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 48 Morgan 2 3 2,1% 0,0% 0,0%
47 49 Rolls-Royce 1 1 2,1% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Feb Rank 2016 Brand Sales Feb Sales 2016 Feb Var Share Feb Share 2016
1 1 Toyota 18.314 31.402 8,5% 19,8% 17,8%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 10.380 20.497 -1,4% 11,2% 11,6%
3 3 Mazda 9.736 19.752 7,5% 10,5% 11,2%
4 4 General Motors 7.965 14.789 2,0% 8,6% 8,4%
5 6 Renault-Nissan 7.224 13.543 6,4% 7,8% 7,7%
6 5 Volkswagen 6.975 14.289 -2,9% 7,6% 8,1%
7 7 Mitsubishi 6.523 11.530 4,5% 7,1% 6,5%
8 8 Ford 4.871 10.375 -3,0% 5,3% 5,9%
9 12 FCA 3.731 5.427 14,3% 4,0% 3,1%
10 11 Honda 3.110 6.008 7,2% 3,4% 3,4%
Rank Feb Rank 2016 Models Sales Feb Sales 2016 Feb Var Share Feb Share 2016
2 1 Mazda3 3.354 6.112 -6,8% 3,6% 3,5%
1 2 Toyota Corolla 3.455 5.873 -12,3% 3,7% 3,4%
3 3 Toyota Hilux 3.261 5.326 14,0% 3,5% 3,1%
4 4 Ford Ranger 2.655 4.996 35,9% 2,8% 2,9%
5 5 Hyundai i30 2.461 4.211 15,8% 2,6% 2,4%
8 6 Mazda CX-5 2.156 3.848 3,4% 2,3% 2,2%
9 7 Hyundai Tucson 1.849 3.701 2,0% 2,1%
6 8 Holden Commodore 2.331 3.562 -7,4% 2,5% 2,1%
10 9 Volkswagen Golf 1.752 3.443 -6,5% 1,9% 2,0%

 

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