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Chile: car market grew 12% in May. Suzuki at record share.

Posting the 8th year-on-year increase in a string, light passenger market figures in May were at 31.589 units, up 12.4%. Year-to-date May sales were 181.812, up 15.6%.

According to National Statistics Institute of Chile, prices of passenger vehicles were almost stable in the last year, declining 2.8% in 2010 and 0.8% in 2011, and recovered 0.8% during the 2012. This year price should remain in a range of plus/minus 1% from 2012.

Looking at the best brand performance:

Chevrolet in 1st sold 4.711 vehicles with a share of 14.9%, up 0.5 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date May sales were 22.714 with a share of 14.7%.

Nissan was 2nd (3rd year-to-date) selling 2.851 units with a share of 9.0%, down 0.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 14.099 with a share of 9.2%.

Hyundai fell to the 3rd position (2nd year-to-date) selling 2.770 units with a share of 8.8%, down 0.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 14.640 with a share of 9.5%.

Kia was 4th selling 2.624 with a share of 8.3%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date May sales were 12.938 with a share of 8.4%.

Toyota was 5th, selling 2.415 vehicles with a share of 7.6%, stable from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 11.437 with a share of 7.4%.

Suzuki was 6th selling 2.079 units with a share of 6.6%, up 1.0 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.424 with a share of 5.5%.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

May

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Apr 2013

May 2013

Ytd   2013

1

Chevrolet

4.711

22.714

18,6%

16,5%

17,4%

14,8%

14,4%

14,9%

14,7%

2

Hyundai

2.770

14.640

10,4%

11,1%

9,7%

9,7%

9,7%

8,8%

9,5%

3

Nissan

2.851

14.099

10,8%

9,8%

9,4%

9,1%

9,6%

9,0%

9,2%

4

Kia

2.624

12.938

8,7%

9,0%

7,9%

8,5%

8,2%

8,3%

8,4%

5

Toyota

2.415

11.437

6,2%

8,0%

8,8%

7,3%

7,6%

7,6%

7,4%

6

Suzuki

2.079

8.424

4,8%

6,3%

4,5%

5,0%

5,6%

6,6%

5,5%

7

Ford

1.223

5.963

2,9%

2,9%

4,0%

3,8%

4,0%

3,9%

3,9%

8

Peugeot

929

5.258

2,7%

1,9%

2,5%

3,4%

3,8%

2,9%

3,4%

9

Mazda

979

4.452

2,1%

2,3%

2,4%

2,7%

3,1%

3,1%

2,9%

10

Mitsubishi

845

3.696

2,7%

2,0%

3,0%

2,1%

2,9%

2,7%

2,4%

11

Chrysler

653

3.587

2,4%

2,9%

2,1%

2,5%

2,1%

2,1%

2,3%

12

SsangYong

704

3.583

2,5%

2,2%

2,4%

2,5%

2,0%

2,2%

2,3%

13

Great Wall

620

3.393

2,4%

2,6%

2,4%

2,4%

1,8%

2,0%

2,2%

14

Volkswagen

565

3.054

2,2%

1,6%

1,8%

2,1%

1,9%

1,8%

2,0%

15

Renault Samsung

400

2.609

1,6%

1,9%

1,6%

2,0%

1,3%

1,3%

1,7%

16

Mahindra

725

2.576

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,6%

1,2%

2,3%

1,7%

17

JAC

448

2.534

1,1%

1,3%

1,6%

1,7%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

18

Citroen

465

2.458

1,7%

1,7%

1,4%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

1,6%

19

Chery

422

2.441

1,5%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

1,5%

1,3%

1,6%

20

Fiat

511

2.307

1,5%

0,9%

1,1%

1,4%

1,5%

1,6%

1,5%

21

Mercedes

486

2.280

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

1,5%

1,5%

22

Subaru

421

1.970

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

23

Renault

455

1.930

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

24

BYD

260

1.344

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

25

Honda

271

1.269

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

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