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Australia car market boomed in May: +21.3% and 2012 could be a record.

In May 2012, Toyota confirmed its positive trend, with 20.443 sales and a share of 21.8%, the best of the year and up 2.0 points from the year-to-date share.

Holden share declined for the 5th consecutive month at 9.6%, down 0.2 points from April. However, with 9.017 sales, Holden recovered the 2nd position, lost in April to Mazda. May was hard for the Japanese brand, with 8.346 units and a share of 8.9%, the worst this year and 1.1 points below April.

However, the month was particularly negative for Hyundai, which lost 2 positions in the ranking selling 6.886 units and posting a share of 7.3%, down 1.8 points from April. In May, Ford was fourth, with 7.738 units and 8.2% share, stable from previous months. Nissan was fifth, with 6.966 units and 7.4% share, up 1.3 points from April.

In the table below, the Top 20 Brands ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

May

Ytd May

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Ytd May

1

Toyota

20.443

84.386

18,7%

17,7%

19,3%

21,5%

21,8%

19,8%

2

Holden

9.017

45.551

12,0%

11,6%

10,7%

9,8%

9,6%

10,7%

3

Mazda

8.346

42.540

11,2%

10,4%

9,8%

10,0%

8,9%

10,0%

4

Hyundai

6.886

36.140

8,6%

8,8%

8,7%

9,1%

7,3%

8,5%

5

Ford

7.738

34.639

7,7%

8,3%

8,2%

8,2%

8,2%

8,1%

6

Nissan

6.966

30.694

7,1%

7,4%

7,8%

6,1%

7,4%

7,2%

7

Mitsubishi

5.154

24.641

6,1%

6,2%

6,3%

4,9%

5,5%

5,8%

8

Volkswagen

4.739

20.520

4,5%

4,9%

4,7%

4,9%

5,0%

4,8%

9

Subaru

3.803

17.240

4,3%

3,8%

4,2%

3,9%

4,1%

4,1%

10

Kia

2.900

12.409

3,0%

2,4%

2,9%

3,2%

3,1%

2,9%

11

Honda

3.103

12.017

2,1%

3,1%

2,4%

3,2%

3,3%

2,8%

12

Suzuki

2.450

9.665

2,2%

2,2%

2,3%

2,0%

2,6%

2,3%

13

Mercedes

2.300

8.474

1,6%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

2,5%

2,0%

14

BMW

1.462

6.877

1,6%

1,5%

1,7%

1,8%

1,6%

1,6%

15

Audi

1.246

6.504

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,5%

16

Jeep

1.335

5.807

1,4%

1,4%

0,9%

1,7%

1,4%

1,4%

17

Great Wall

1.139

4.823

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

18

Land Rover

652

3.550

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

19

Isuzu Ute

727

2.754

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

20

Lexus

482

2.592

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

Looking at models, Toyota Hilux confirmed the leadership gained in April, with 4.626 units and a record share of 4.9%. Its advantage over the second was above 1.300 units and the trend is projecting the Hilux on top of year-to-date ranking by July.

Mazda3, the year-to-date May leader, was second in May, with 3.288 units and a share of 3.5%, declining over previous months. Probably many Mazda customers are shifting to the new CX-5, very well sold and ranked 11th in the month.

The Toyota Corolla was third in the month, holding its second position year-to-date.

In the table below the Top 30 models ranked for year-to-date position:

Rank

Model

May

YTD May

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

YTD May

2011 Rank

1

Mazda3

3.288

17.889

5,3%

4,4%

3,9%

3,9%

3,5%

4,2%

1

1

Toyota Corolla

3.155

15.222

4,3%

3,5%

3,3%

3,3%

3,4%

3,6%

4

2

Toyota Hilux

4.626

15.104

1,4%

2,7%

3,6%

4,6%

4,9%

3,5%

3

3

Holden Cruze

2.860

13.380

3,2%

3,4%

3,0%

3,0%

3,0%

3,1%

5

4

Holden Commodore

2.521

13.117

2,8%

3,5%

3,3%

2,9%

2,7%

3,1%

2

5

Hyundai i30

2.159

10.976

2,6%

2,8%

2,3%

2,8%

2,3%

2,6%

6

6

Nissan Navara

2.436

10.146

2,1%

2,4%

2,6%

2,1%

2,6%

2,4%

7

7

Toyota Camry

1.850

8.645

1,7%

1,8%

2,4%

2,1%

2,0%

2,0%

8

8

Toyota Prado

1.900

7.707

1,2%

1,7%

1,8%

2,2%

2,0%

1,8%

28

9

Toyota Yaris

1.826

7.677

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

14

10

Mazda2

1.323

7.533

2,1%

2,1%

1,5%

1,7%

1,4%

1,8%

12

11

Mitsubishi Triton

1.845

7.498

1,4%

1,6%

1,8%

1,9%

2,0%

1,8%

13

12

Ford Focus

1.667

7.429

2,1%

1,8%

1,6%

1,4%

1,8%

1,7%

19

13

Mitsubishi Lancer

1.351

6.777

1,9%

1,7%

1,7%

1,1%

1,4%

1,6%

10

14

Nissan X-Trail

1.518

6.641

1,4%

1,6%

1,8%

1,2%

1,6%

1,6%

22

15

Ford Territory

1.280

5.895

1,0%

1,6%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

16

16

Toyota RAV4

1.356

5.887

1,7%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

18

17

Volkswagen Golf

1.591

5.757

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

0,5%

1,7%

1,4%

11

18

Holden Barina

1.000

5.463

1,7%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

38

19

Ford Falcon

1.008

5.415

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,3%

9

20

Toyota Kluger

1.193

5.412

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

24

21

Ford Ranger

1.611

5.245

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

1,6%

1,7%

1,2%

15

22

Subaru Forester

1.109

4.983

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

17

23

Toyota Land Cruiser

962

4.813

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

35

24

Suzuki Swift

1.060

4.773

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

20

25

Nissan Dualis

1.330

4.767

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

1,4%

1,1%

34

26

Mazda BT-50

1.057

4.734

0,7%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

31

27

Hyundai i20

570

4.605

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

0,6%

0,6%

1,1%

37

28

Mazda CX-5

1.680

4.602

0,0%

0,0%

1,5%

1,8%

1,8%

1,1%

29

Hyundai ix35

921

4.437

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

26

30

Ford Fiesta

799

4.356

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

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We wish to thanks our friend Scott Landy for editing this report.

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