Economic recovery is pushing up the Croatian automotive industry.

Croatian automotive industry Renault-Clio_RS_220_Trophy_2016

Economic recovery is pushing up the Croatian automotive industry and the first half 2015 finally ended up following seven years of decline. Renault Clio was the best-selling model in June.

Economic Outlook

Croatia’s economy grew 0.5% in Q1 2015, marking the second consecutive quarter of positive growth. This is an encouraging result for an economy that has recorded annual contractions since 2009. The reading came on the back of a rebound in domestic demand.

In addition, recovery in the Eurozone and lower commodity prices have provided a welcome relief to the struggling economy. Meanwhile, pressure for desperately needed structural reforms continues to mount as the country is burdened by a poor fiscal balance and overwhelming public debt.

However, it is unlikely that such unpopular reforms will be undertaken this year as the center-left government is facing parliamentary elections early 2016.

Market Outlook

In June 2015, according to data released by Autonet, the Light Vehicles (including LCVs) sold in Croatia has been 4.647, up 11.4% compared with same period last year.

The first half was finally positive, following sixth years of crisis, with sales at20.950, up 2.1% from the correspondent period last year.

Competitive Arena

In June Volkswagen led with 787 units ahead of Opel with 591 and Renault with 588, while in the first half Volkswagen’s sales had been3.584 followed by Opel with 2.706 and Skoda in third with 2.016.

Looking at the ranking by group, the June leader was Volkswagen Group with 29.7% of market share ahead of Renault-Nissan with 16.7% and General Motors with 12.5%.

As far as the best-selling models, in June the podium was all new, with the Renault Clio on top with 496 sales (+132.2%) followed by the Opel Astra with 286 (+5.5%) and Volkswagen Polo with 227 (+22.7%).

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 Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 787 3.584 4,7% 7,4% 16,7% 16,6%
2 2 Opel 591 2.706 -11,9% -5,1% 12,5% 12,6%
3 4 Renault 588 1.731 130,6% 53,3% 12,4% 8,0%
4 7 Ford 476 1.198 77,0% 13,3% 10,1% 5,6%
5 8 Kia 411 1.148 221,1% 64,0% 8,7% 5,3%
6 3 Skoda 329 2.016 11,9% -18,6% 7,0% 9,4%
7 6 Peugeot 210 1.224 -16,7% -15,5% 4,4% 5,7%
8 10 Audi 171 838 -10,5% 23,8% 3,6% 3,9%
9 11 Toyota 166 623 25,8% -21,3% 3,5% 2,9%
10 12 Suzuki 144 597 60,0% 70,6% 3,0% 2,8%
11 5 Dacia 137 1.261 28,0% 149,7% 2,9% 5,8%
12 13 BMW 118 555 78,8% 7,4% 2,5% 2,6%
13 16 Seat 111 424 5,7% -18,6% 2,3% 2,0%
14 14 Mazda 98 525 60,7% 2,3% 2,1% 2,4%
15 9 Citroen 92 941 -59,8% -23,1% 1,9% 4,4%
16 15 Mercedes 74 482 -6,3% 35,0% 1,6% 2,2%
17 17 Nissan 62 415 -13,9% -9,0% 1,3% 1,9%
18 19 Hyundai 36 351 -88,3% -66,7% 0,8% 1,6%
19 18 Fiat 35 377 -65,0% -12,9% 0,7% 1,7%
20 20 Mitsubishi 17 118 88,9% 34,1% 0,4% 0,5%
21 21 Honda 13 98 -43,5% -33,3% 0,3% 0,5%
22 24 Subaru 9 44 800,0% 109,5% 0,2% 0,2%
22 26 Smart 9 34 200,0% 142,9% 0,2% 0,2%
23 23 Volvo 8 57 -66,7% -51,7% 0,2% 0,3%
24 24 Land Rover 7 44 133,3% 175,0% 0,1% 0,2%
24 22 Mini 7 76 -41,7% 65,2% 0,1% 0,4%
24 25 Jeep 7 36 40,0% 63,6% 0,1% 0,2%
25 27 Porsche 5 21 0,0% 23,5% 0,1% 0,1%
26 28 Alfa Romeo 3 17 -50,0% -46,9% 0,1% 0,1%
27 30 Infiniti 2 4 #DIV/0! 300,0% 0,0% 0,0%
28 30 Tesla 1 4 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%
28 29 Jaguar 1 4 #DIV/0! 103,5% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 1.403 6.883 4,2% -2,1% 29,7% 31,9%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 789 3.413 81,8% 62,6% 16,7% 15,8%
3 3 General Motors 591 2.706 -13,8% -11,2% 12,5% 12,6%
4 6 Ford 476 1.198 77,0% 13,3% 10,1% 5,6%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 447 1.499 2,3% -14,5% 9,5% 7,0%
6 4 PSA 302 2.165 -37,2% -19,0% 6,4% 10,0%
7 8 Toyota 166 626 25,8% -21,3% 3,5% 2,9%
8 9 Suzuki 144 597 60,0% 70,6% 3,0% 2,8%
9 7 BMW 125 631 60,3% 12,1% 2,6% 2,9%
10 10 Mazda 98 525 60,7% 2,3% 2,1% 2,4%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 3 Renault Clio 496 1.061 527,8% 132,2% 12,8% 6,1%
2 2 Opel Astra 286 1.238 5,5% 10,0% 7,4% 7,2%
3 4 Volkswagen Polo 227 880 22,7% -5,3% 5,9% 5,1%
4 1 Volkswagen Golf 224 1.267 0,4% 7,6% 5,8% 7,3%
5 10 Ford Focus 215 576 283,9% 83,8% 5,6% 3,3%
6 14 Ford Fiesta 205 409 19,2% -23,0% 5,3% 2,4%
7 17 Kia Rio 196 366 790,9% 150,7% 5,1% 2,1%
8 8 Volkswagen Passat 142 631 52,7% 38,1% 3,7% 3,7%
9 11 Kia Cee’d 138 526 137,9% 58,0% 3,6% 3,0%
10 6 Opel Corsa 126 874 -52,1% -21,7% 3,3% 5,1%
11 13 Skoda Fabia 122 432 510,0% 124,5% 3,2% 2,5%
12 5 Skoda Octavia 116 877 -34,5% -43,1% 3,0% 5,1%
13 24 Toyota Yaris 97 241 47,0% -26,3% 2,5% 1,4%
14 12 Volkswagen Up! 94 478 -50,5% -2,2% 2,4% 2,8%
15 19 Seat Leon 87 358 3,6% 26,5% 2,3% 2,1%
16 9 Skoda Rapid 83 625 9,2% 7,9% 2,1% 3,6%
17 21 Audi A3 82 313 -27,4% 32,1% 2,1% 1,8%
18 18 Peugeot 308 80 363 2,6% -6,9% 2,1% 2,1%
19 28 Kia Sportage 76 188 245,5% 28,4% 2,0% 1,1%
20 7 Dacia Sandero 72 683 80,0% 184,6% 1,9% 4,0%

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