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Colombia Light Vehicles Sales are falling down in the 2015

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Colombia Light Vehicles Sales are falling down in the 2015 while Renault-Nissan alliance is challenging the General Motors leadership among groups. Ford is struggling and has lost two spots from the 2014 ranking.

Economic Outlook

After growing a solid 4.6% in 2014 on the back of strong consumption and investment, which more than offset falling exports, the oil-driven economy started off 2015 on a weaker note.

Persisting low oil prices have caused investment and exports to plummet. Indeed, exports recorded another steep contraction in March, and though consumer confidence increased in April, it remains substantially below its long-term average.

In the political arena, the FARC’s violation in April of the December ceasefire in the ongoing war between FARC guerillas and the military resulted in a major setback toward peace. While the FARC recently pledged that despite the incident, they will maintain their unilateral ceasefire, the Colombian government responded that the rebels had lost credibility and lifted its bombing truce.

Market Outlook

In March 2015 according with data released by ASOPARTES, the Colombian Associations of car manufacturers, new Light Passengers Vehicles sold in Colombia have been 21.410, down 9.0% from the correspondent month last year. The last was the third declining month out of the first four.

Following the +8.5% growth scored in the 2014, that was the second best ever year for this Latin American market, the worsening of economic environment mainly due to the decline of crude oil in the international market hit the automotive sector in this start of the year.

Our panelists are expecting a recovery starting in August-July that anyhow will not fully recovery the cumulative losses with the full year projected down.

Competitive Arena

Chevrolet is leading in the bad times as did in good times. After having outperformed the market last year, now it is under performing. Indeed, in the first four-month of 2015 Chevrolet sales had been21.401, -16.7%, with market share fell at 24.1%.

Unchanged the rest of the podium with Renault second with 14.931 sales (-2.5%) and Kia third with 8.934 (+4.5%). Nissan advanced in fourth place, up 1 spot, with 5.956 sales (+1.7%) followed by Hyundai with 5.909 (+0.5%) and Ford that has lost two spots with 5.467 sales (-15.7%).

As far as the car groups performance, the year to date 2015 leader was General Motors with 24.2% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan with 23.6% and Hyundai-Kia with 16.7%.

 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 Apr Rank Ytd Brand Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Chevrolet 5.280 21.401 -18,8% -16,7% 24,7% 24,1%
2 2 Renault 3.550 14.931 -6,6% -2,5% 16,6% 16,8%
3 3 Kia 2.229 8.934 -4,9% 4,5% 10,4% 10,1%
4 5 Hyundai 1.458 5.909 8,0% 0,5% 6,8% 6,7%
5 4 Nissan 1.396 5.956 -6,0% 1,7% 6,5% 6,7%
6 6 Ford 1.271 5.467 -29,6% -15,7% 5,9% 6,2%
7 7 Mazda 1.117 4.296 91,3% 26,5% 5,2% 4,8%
8 9 Suzuki 828 2.871 90,3% 48,8% 3,9% 3,2%
9 8 Toyota 695 2.977 -26,8% -29,1% 3,2% 3,4%
10 10 Volkswagen 529 2.413 -38,9% -11,4% 2,5% 2,7%
11 12 Mercedes 353 1.404 47,7% 11,3% 1,6% 1,6%
12 11 Chery 331 1.444 -4,6% -1,4% 1,5% 1,6%
13 13 Foton 264 1.077 428,0% 259,0% 1,2% 1,2%
14 14 Jac 212 965 -31,8% -13,4% 1,0% 1,1%
15 15 BMW 207 913 -32,6% 5,9% 1,0% 1,0%
16 18 Dongfeng 189 618 155,8% 109,1% 0,9% 0,7%
17 20 Mitsubishi 161 584 55,2% 32,9% 0,8% 0,7%
18 21 Hino 133 578 6,4% -1,2% 0,6% 0,7%
19 17 Audi 128 650 16,4% 12,5% 0,6% 0,7%
20 19 Dodge 125 608 -40,6% -36,1% 0,6% 0,7%
21 16 Honda 103 784 -31,3% -22,9% 0,5% 0,9%
22 25 Great Wall 81 318 14,1% -10,6% 0,4% 0,4%
23 27 Subaru 79 201 163,3% 123,3% 0,4% 0,2%
24 23 Fiat 72 357 -37,4% -24,8% 0,3% 0,4%
25 22 Jeep 71 424 -40,8% -5,8% 0,3% 0,5%
26 26 SsangYong 68 285 -38,2% -34,2% 0,3% 0,3%
27 24 Volvo 55 350 -34,5% 11,8% 0,3% 0,4%
28 28 Chana 47 169 213,3% 445,2% 0,2% 0,2%
28 30 Land Rover 47 132 17,5% -26,7% 0,2% 0,1%
29 31 Mini 29 115 -23,7% -31,5% 0,1% 0,1%
30 29 Baic 27 166 170,0% 268,9% 0,1% 0,2%
31 37 JMC 26 94 333,3% 224,1% 0,1% 0,1%
31 34 Changhe 26 102 766,7% 466,7% 0,1% 0,1%
32 38 Geely 25 91 25,0% 13,8% 0,1% 0,1%
33 44 Faw 23 51 130,0% 24,4% 0,1% 0,1%
34 32 Daihatsu 20 114 -42,7% 17,7% 0,1% 0,1%
35 42 Citroen 19 67 -36,7% -42,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 41 Porsche 17 71 89,4% 154,0% 0,1% 0,1%
36 33 Peugeot 17 104 -48,5% -15,4% 0,1% 0,1%
37 40 MG 16 75 -20,0% -44,9% 0,1% 0,1%
38 45 Lifan 15 38 0,1% 0,0%
39 35 Mahindra 13 99 -62,8% -26,0% 0,1% 0,1%
40 39 Brilliance 11 79 -54,0% -9,1% 0,1% 0,1%
41 45 Seat 9 38 -76,3% -65,4% 0,0% 0,0%
42 52 Daewoo 8 11 -63,3% 0,0% 0,0%
43 47 Hafei 7 27 -92,4% -91,8% 0,0% 0,0%
44 43 BYD 6 61 -81,2% -44,0% 0,0% 0,1%
44 51 Iveco 6 19 20,0% -24,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Apr Rank Ytd Group Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 General Motors 5.288 21.414 -18,7% -16,8% 24,7% 24,2%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 4.946 20.887 -6,9% -1,9% 23,1% 23,6%
3 3 Hyundai-Kia 3.687 14.843 -0,2% 2,9% 17,2% 16,7%
4 4 Ford 1.271 5.467 -29,6% -15,7% 5,9% 6,2%
5 5 Mazda 1.117 4.296 91,3% 26,5% 5,2% 4,8%
6 6 Toyota 848 3.679 -23,9% -24,8% 4,0% 4,1%
7 8 Suzuki 828 2.871 90,3% 48,8% 3,9% 3,2%
8 7 Volkswagen 688 3.200 -33,8% -8,8% 3,2% 3,6%
9 11 Mercedes Daimler 353 1.404 47,7% 11,3% 1,6% 1,6%
10 9 Chery Automobile 331 1.444 -4,6% -1,4% 1,5% 1,6%

 

 

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