Belgium Cars Market down 3% in April albeit demand on premium brands.

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Belgium Cars Market down 3% in April albeit demand on premium brands with BMW advanced in third place and Mercedes, Volvo , Mini and Porsche all up in double digit. Full year 2015 sales are forecast up 4%.

Economic Outlook

Belgium’s economy picked up steam in 2014, recording the strongest expansion since 2011. However, recent data suggest that the pace of growth remains modest this year.

The economy grew a moderate 0.3% in Q1 2015, edging up slightly from the previous quarter’s 0.2% expansion, while business sentiment mildly increased in April. Meanwhile, the government continues with its austerity measures, pushing through a highly contested ‘index jump’ bill on 23 April.

Under the new law, the next scheduled wage hike in Belgium’s automatic wage indication system will be skipped. The system, which automatically increases salaries and social benefits when the cost of living rises, has been criticized for constraining labor competitiveness in the country.

Market Outlook

In April 2015 according to data released by FEBIAC total new Passengers Cars sold have been 51.423, down 3.6% from the correspondent month last year. A part March, all months were down this year.

Full Year 2015 was expected at a shy 4% recovery while the disappointing start is moving observers to review the forecast. In the fist four-month of the year, car passengers sales had been 198.496, down 1.7%.

Competitive Arena

In the battle for leadership between Volkswagen and Renault, this year there are two others contenders, thanks to Peugeot and BMW. In April Renault was on top limiting losses at 1.7% while Volkswagen fell in double-digit and BMW was third with sales up 10.2%.

Looking at the year to date result, Volkswagen was leader again with 18.281 sales (-6.6%) with market share at 9.4%. Peugeot has gained the second place with 15.934 units (-3.2%) thanks to the robust loss scored by Renault, third with 14.851 units (-17.4%). BMW was fourth with 14.419 sales (+8.7%).

It is significant as all premium brands have outperformed the market. Mercedes in 9th place sold 10.391 units in the cumulative figures, +10.7%, Volvo in 12th was +12.0%, Mini in 20th was +43.3% and Porsche in 24th was up 70.3%.

As far as the Groups performance, the cumulative ranking was led by Volkswagen with 21.0% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan at 15.0% and P.S.A. at 14.5%.

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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 Apr Rank Ytd Brand Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 3 Renault 5.559 14.851 -1,7% -17,4% 10,8% 7,6%
2 1 Volkswagen 5.017 18.281 -12,0% -6,6% 9,8% 9,4%
3 4 BMW 3.853 14.419 10,2% 8,7% 7,5% 7,4%
4 2 Peugeot 3.804 15.934 -7,0% -3,2% 7,4% 8,2%
5 6 Citroen 3.348 12.396 -7,2% -13,4% 6,5% 6,4%
6 7 Audi 3.283 12.185 -9,0% -0,3% 6,4% 6,2%
7 8 Ford 3.183 10.434 7,7% 2,5% 6,2% 5,3%
8 5 Opel 3.176 13.251 2,4% 6,1% 6,2% 6,8%
9 9 Mercedes 2.532 10.391 -5,1% 10,7% 4,9% 5,3%
10 14 Dacia 2.196 7.081 -0,8% -11,1% 4,3% 3,6%
11 13 Volvo 2.076 7.187 19,2% 12,0% 4,0% 3,7%
12 10 Hyundai 2.037 8.455 4,0% 1,5% 4,0% 4,3%
13 15 Skoda 1.865 6.482 -5,5% -4,0% 3,6% 3,3%
14 11 Toyota 1.435 7.291 -22,9% -10,7% 2,8% 3,7%
15 12 Nissan 1.253 7.237 -27,8% 2,5% 2,4% 3,7%
16 17 Fiat 1.242 4.947 -9,9% -19,4% 2,4% 2,5%
17 16 Kia 870 5.245 -28,6% -11,3% 1,7% 2,7%
18 18 Seat 803 2.763 8,1% 2,8% 1,6% 1,4%
19 20 Mini 642 2.460 40,5% 43,3% 1,2% 1,3%
20 19 Suzuki 607 2.497 10,4% -7,5% 1,2% 1,3%
21 21 Land Rover 555 1.894 6,3% -0,3% 1,1% 1,0%
22 22 Mazda 333 1.677 -5,1% -0,4% 0,6% 0,9%
23 24 Porsche 307 1.141 24,8% 70,3% 0,6% 0,6%
24 26 Alfa Romeo 253 842 3,7% -14,5% 0,5% 0,4%
25 25 Mitsubishi 215 1.121 13,8% 23,7% 0,4% 0,6%
26 23 Honda 199 1.238 -25,2% -16,4% 0,4% 0,6%
27 28 Smart 166 482 151,5% 75,3% 0,3% 0,2%
28 27 Jeep 165 828 123,0% 162,9% 0,3% 0,4%
29 30 Jaguar 104 339 -4,6% 4,0% 0,2% 0,2%
30 29 Lexus 100 474 -18,7% -6,9% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 SsangYong 68 333 -4,2% 24,7% 0,1% 0,2%
32 32 Subaru 56 222 27,3% 3,7% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Lancia 34 156 -57,5% -59,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Maserati 30 134 42,9% 4,7% 0,1% 0,1%
35 33 Tesla 14 214 40,0% 46,6% 0,0% 0,1%
36 37 Chevrolet 7 25 -95,6% -98,6% 0,0% 0,0%
36 36 Ferrari 7 29 -22,2% 11,5% 0,0% 0,0%
37 39 Lotus 6 19 100,0% 72,7% 0,0% 0,0%
37 38 Infiniti 6 24 50,0% 20,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 40 Aston Martin 3 12 0,0% -29,4% 0,0% 0,0%
38 41 Lamborghini 3 10 50,0% 100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Bentley 2 19 -60,0% 72,7% 0,0% 0,0%
40 44 Rolls-Royce 1 4 #DIV/0! 300,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 43 Alpina 1 5 -66,7% 25,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Apr Rank Ytd Group Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Volkswagen 11.280 40.881 -8,1% -2,5% 21,9% 21,0%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 9.014 29.195 -6,2% -11,6% 17,5% 15,0%
3 3 PSA 7.152 28.330 -7,1% -8,0% 13,9% 14,5%
4 4 BMW 4.497 16.888 13,7% 12,6% 8,7% 8,7%
5 6 GM 3.183 13.276 -2,4% -7,3% 6,2% 6,8%
5 8 Ford 3.183 10.434 7,7% 2,5% 6,2% 5,3%
6 5 Hyundai-Kia 2.907 13.700 -8,5% -3,8% 5,7% 7,0%
7 7 Mercedes Daimler 2.698 10.873 -1,3% 12,6% 5,2% 5,6%
8 10 Geely Group 2.076 7.187 19,2% 12,0% 4,0% 3,7%
9 11 FCA 1.731 6.936 -4,2% -13,0% 3,4% 3,6%
10 9 Toyota 1.535 7.765 -22,7% -10,5% 3,0% 4,0%
11 13 Tata 659 2.233 4,4% 0,3% 1,3% 1,1%
12 12 Suzuki 607 2.497 10,4% -7,5% 1,2% 1,3%
13 14 Mazda 333 1.677 -5,1% -0,4% 0,6% 0,9%
14 16 Mitsubishi 215 1.121 13,8% 23,7% 0,4% 0,6%
15 15 Honda 199 1.238 -25,2% -16,4% 0,4% 0,6%
16 17 Mahindra Group 68 333 -4,2% 24,7% 0,1% 0,2%
17 18 Fuji Heavy Industries 56 222 27,3% 3,7% 0,1% 0,1%
18 19 Tesla 14 214 40,0% 46,6% 0,0% 0,1%
19 21 No Group 7 15 600,0% -600,0% 0,0% 0,0%
20 20 Proton 6 19 100,0% 72,7% 0,0% 0,0%
21 22 Aston Martin 3 12 0,0% -29,4% 0,0% 0,0%

 

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