Belgium market report. Q3 2016

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Belgium Cars Industry in Q3 increased in double digit, despite the economic slowdown. Volkswagen Golf ranked first beating both the Renault Scenic and Clio.

Market Outlook

The Belgian economy looks to be experiencing a slowdown in the third quarter after a string of mixed economic data readings dampened expectations that Q2’s solid pace would carry over. Meanwhile, the downward trend in the unemployment rate observed since the end of last year seems to have been reversed, with unemployment inching higher in the first two months of Q3.

As regard the domestic cars industry, the Q3 was a positive period with a double digit increase. In July the sales volume declined for the second once year to date followed by the higher improvement recorded in August.

As reported by the FEBIAC  (Federation Belgie de L’automobile et du cycle) the total new passengers cars sold in July and August had been respectively 34.373 (-4.8%) and 38.655 sales (+23.7%) and followed by  September with 41.748 sales (+13.7%).

Year to date September sales had been 424.383, improving 8.1% compared to the same period of the 2015.

Competitive Arena

Year to date September Renault confirmed the lead of the brand ranking with 42.071 units (+12.9%) defeating Volkswagen with 40.962 (-20.3%).

In third place arrived BMW with 31.973 (+8.3%) followed by Opel with 30.462 (+15.1%), Peugeot with 30.229 (+3.6%), Mercedes with 26.333 (+15.4%) and Audi with 25.667 (+0.5%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Volkswagen Group with 21.0% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan with 16.1%, PSA with 12.4% and BMW with 9.0%.

As far as the best-selling models performance, the Volkswagen Golf was in first place with 11.124 sales (+15.2%) followed by the Renault Scénic with 10.031 (-0.9%), the Renault Clio with 8.816 (-1.7%), the Peugeot 308 with 7.686 (+7.8%) and the Citroen C4 Picasso with 7.203 (+41.6%).

To see the best-selling cars ranking, please see the dedicated report.

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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 report year to date data updated.

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Brand Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Renault 3.800 42.071 26,6% 12,9% 10,4% 9,9%
2 2 Volkswagen 3.000 40.962 -20,3% 9,4% 8,2% 9,7%
2 3 BMW 3.000 31.973 8,7% 8,3% 8,2% 7,5%
3 4 Opel 2.758 30.462 10,9% 15,1% 7,6% 7,2%
4 6 Mercedes 2.477 26.333 5,9% 15,4% 6,8% 6,2%
5 7 Audi 2.400 25.667 -4,5% 0,5% 6,6% 6,0%
6 9 Citroen 2.155 20.107 10,4% -12,8% 5,9% 4,7%
7 10 Hyundai 1.900 18.088 17,6% 11,6% 5,2% 4,3%
8 5 Peugeot 1.800 30.229 -30,2% 3,6% 4,9% 7,1%
9 11 Skoda 1.650 15.018 16,3% 11,2% 4,5% 3,5%
10 12 Volvo 1.312 14.137 -9,3% 7,1% 3,6% 3,3%
11 13 Toyota 1.277 13.545 7,0% 6,5% 3,5% 3,2%
12 8 Ford 1.200 20.193 -39,3% 2,1% 3,3% 4,8%
13 14 Nissan 980 13.108 -18,1% -2,7% 2,7% 3,1%
14 17 Kia 890 9.545 24,0% 1,8% 2,4% 2,2%
15 18 Mini 870 6.280 79,0% 31,1% 2,4% 1,5%
16 15 Dacia 740 12.737 10,1% -1,9% 2,0% 3,0%
17 19 Mazda 644 6.126 4,4% 41,3% 1,8% 1,4%
18 20 Suzuki 636 5.536 6,2% 5,9% 1,7% 1,3%
19 22 Seat 410 4.814 14,5% -7,5% 1,1% 1,1%
20 16 Fiat 382 11.912 -67,5% 14,0% 1,0% 2,8%
21 23 Honda 287 3.068 39,3% 46,5% 0,8% 0,7%
22 25 Jaguar 280 2.298 89,2% 130,7% 0,8% 0,5%
23 21 Land Rover 240 4.930 17,6% 33,9% 0,7% 1,2%
24 24 Porsche 220 2.550 7,8% 4,5% 0,6% 0,6%
25 31 SsangYong 196 1.072 106,3% 40,9% 0,5% 0,3%
26 29 Lexus 185 1.394 4,5% 37,9% 0,5% 0,3%
27 26 DS 166 2.078 0,0% 292,1% 0,5% 0,5%
28 28 Jeep 145 1.685 10,7% -8,7% 0,4% 0,4%
29 29 Alfa Romeo 141 1.394 13,7% -15,4% 0,4% 0,3%
30 30 Smart 102 1.312 15,9% 29,5% 0,3% 0,3%
31 32 Tesla 93 630 31,0% -1,6% 0,3% 0,1%
32 27 Mitsubishi 40 1.822 -67,7% -6,7% 0,1% 0,4%
33 33 Subaru 37 413 -11,9% -4,6% 0,1% 0,1%
34 34 Infiniti 24 219 140,0% 181,3% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Maserati 20 201 17,6% -20,8% 0,1% 0,0%
36 36 Lancia 19 168 -32,1% -38,9% 0,1% 0,0%
37 37 Ferrari 4 60 -50,0% -4,4% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Bentley 3 55 -25,0% 31,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 43 Lamborghini 2 15 0,0% -28,3% 0,0% 0,0%
40 45 Aston Martin 1 12 -50,0% -55,3% 0,0% 0,0%
40 42 Rolls-Royce 1 16 0,0% 77,8% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Group Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var. Sept. Var. 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 7.685 89.081 -7,0% 5,8% 21,1% 21,0%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 5.544 68.137 13,6% 6,8% 15,2% 16,1%
3 3 PSA 4.121 52.414 -12,2% -0,7% 11,3% 12,4%
4 4 BMW 3.871 38.282 19,3% 11,5% 10,6% 9,0%
5 7 Hyundai-Kia 2.790 27.633 19,5% 8,0% 7,6% 6,5%
6 5 General Motors 2.758 30.484 10,9% 15,0% 7,6% 7,2%
7 6 Mercedes Daimler 2.579 27.645 6,3% 16,0% 7,1% 6,5%
8 10 Toyota 1.462 14.939 6,6% 8,9% 4,0% 3,5%
9 11 Geely Group 1.312 14.137 -9,3% 7,1% 3,6% 3,3%
10 8 Ford 1.200 20.193 -39,3% 2,1% 3,3% 4,8%

 

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