Czech Republic September. Sales moderately down

Czech Republic Autos sales Skoda-Karoq-2018

Czech Republic Autos sales decelerated in the Q3 gearing up for elections scheduled in late October. September sales fell 2.8% while the year is still running to set up a new all time record. Skoda launched the second SUV, the Karoq.

Czechs are gearing up for elections later this month amid buoyant economic growth, as businesses struggle to fill vacancies. Recent data suggest economic activity continued to grow robustly in Q3, after strengthening in Q2 on the back of a broad-based expansion. In July, growth in both industrial production and exports accelerated, benefiting from high demand for motor vehicles, and the latest PMI readings indicate that manufacturing output increased throughout Q3. The strong economy was also reflected in improved economic sentiment in September and tightening labor market conditions, with the unemployment rate hovering near a multi-year low in recent months and wages increasing at the fastest pace in a decade in Q2.

The automotive industry become a crucial factor in the country’s economic development and the great performance reported for one of the major national company, Skoda, has driven up the market in the last years. To have a clear report on the brand development since 2010 with perspectives to the 2022 you can read our experts recent report.

In recent years, the domestic vehicles sales boomed due to the combined effect of raising internal demand plus export of pre-registered vehicles in others European markets (mainly Germany and Austria) with higher retail prices.

However and despite last year the sales ended at the highest level ever, for the 2017 our original forecast was positive again, with volume projected up in the range of 7-10 percent.

Indeed, according to the data released by S.D.A., the start of the year was even better with car passenger’s first half sales up 11.5%.

In the Q3 the market decelerated bth in July (-0.7%), in August (-1.5% with 21.192 sales) and in September (-2.8% with 20.192 sales) with year to date figures at 204.859 units, up 6.9%.

At brand-wise, Skoda is growing slower than the industry and after five months registered 63.664 units (+3.7%) with 31.1% of market share.

In second place, Volkswagen sold 20.584 units (+5.8%) followed by Hyundai with 15.966 (+3.0%), Ford with 12.374 (+12.2%), Dacia with 11.475 (+23.5%) and Renault with 7.879 (+13.8%).

At model-wise, the best-selling cars was the Skoda Octavia with 20.484 sales (-2.9%) followed by the Skoda Fabia with 16.495 (-3.2%) and the Skoda Rapid with 8.900 (+3.5%). In September Skoda launched the second SUV, the Karoq with 283 units.

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 2017 Rank Sep Brand Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep. Share 2017 Share Sep
1 1 Skoda 63.664 6.813 3,7% 8,3% 31,1% 33,7%
2 2 Volkswagen 20.584 1.986 5,8% -10,3% 10,0% 9,8%
3 3 Hyundai 15.966 1.701 3,0% 4,5% 7,8% 8,4%
4 4 Ford 12.374 1.368 12,2% -1,6% 6,0% 6,8%
5 5 Dacia 11.475 879 23,5% 3,7% 5,6% 4,4%
6 7 Renault 7.879 646 13,8% 1,4% 3,8% 3,2%
7 8 Kia 6.905 619 -1,0% -9,8% 3,4% 3,1%
8 14 Peugeot 6.535 522 4,8% -25,4% 3,2% 2,6%
9 11 Mercedes 6.469 554 21,4% 0,4% 3,2% 2,7%
10 13 Seat 6.149 527 12,1% -18,9% 3,0% 2,6%
11 10 Toyota 6.127 574 51,2% 14,8% 3,0% 2,8%
12 6 Opel 6.125 750 6,0% -7,9% 3,0% 3,7%
13 12 BMW 5.591 541 10,7% 35,3% 2,7% 2,7%
14 9 Nissan 4.567 595 20,9% 1,5% 2,2% 2,9%
15 15 Citroen 4.285 338 21,0% -43,7% 2,1% 1,7%
16 17 Audi 3.365 279 -33,2% -30,3% 1,6% 1,4%
17 18 Suzuki 2.752 244 12,7% -12,9% 1,3% 1,2%
18 16 Mazda 2.473 282 1,9% 12,8% 1,2% 1,4%
19 20 Fiat 2.409 167 -7,2% -52,3% 1,2% 0,8%
20 19 Mitsubishi 1.763 169 -11,5% -15,5% 0,9% 0,8%
21 21 Volvo 1.485 131 5,9% -18,1% 0,7% 0,6%
22 22 Honda 1.478 125 -15,0% -19,9% 0,7% 0,6%
23 23 Subaru 832 86 10,1% -6,5% 0,4% 0,4%
24 25 Land Rover 684 62 -18,2% -31,1% 0,3% 0,3%
25 24 Jeep 683 71 -17,5% -21,1% 0,3% 0,4%
26 26 Mini 624 50 48,6% 6,4% 0,3% 0,2%
27 27 Porsche 334 28 40,3% -30,0% 0,2% 0,1%
28 29 Jaguar 242 17 22,8% -32,0% 0,1% 0,1%
29 28 Lexus 207 22 29,4% 10,0% 0,1% 0,1%
30 30 Alfa Romeo 166 12 18,6% -40,0% 0,1% 0,1%
31 33 Lada 145 4
32 35 Smart 85 2
32 34 DS 85 3
33 35 Maserati 83 2
34 32 Chevrolet 75 7
35 31 Tesla 60 8
36 Ferrari 34
37 36 Bentley 24 1
38 34 Dodge 18 3
39 Cadillac 17
40 35 Lamborghini 13 2
41 Rolls-Royce 8
41 Aston Martin 8
42 Infiniti 5
43 35 UAZ 4 2
44 Chrysler 3
Rank 2017 Rank Sep Group Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep. Share 2017 Share Sep
1 1 Volkswagen 94.133 9.636 2,7% 0,4% 46,0% 47,7%
2 3 Renault-Nissan 25.834 2.293 16,8% 0,4% 12,6% 11,4%
3 2 Hyundai-Kia 22.871 2.320 1,7% 0,3% 11,2% 11,5%
4 4 Ford 12.374 1.368 12,2% -1,6% 6,0% 6,8%
5 5 PSA 10.905 863 10,0% -34,0% 5,3% 4,3%
6 9 Mercedes D. 6.554 556 21,1% -1,1% 3,2% 2,8%
7 7 Toyota 6.334 596 50,3% 14,6% 3,1% 3,0%
8 8 BMW 6.223 591 13,3% 31,6% 3,0% 2,9%
9 6 General Motors 6.217 757 7,2% -7,1% 3,0% 3,7%
10 11 FCA 3.396 255 -8,6% -46,8% 1,7% 1,3%
Rank 2017 Rank Sep Model Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep
1 1 Skoda Octavia 20.484 2.237 -2,9% 10,6%
2 2 Skoda Fabia 16.495 1.539 -3,2% -3,1%
3 3 Skoda Rapid 8.900 1.146 3,5% 14,4%
4 6 Skoda Superb 6.963 671 -17,5% -27,2%
5 5 Hyundai i30 5.487 718 -4,5% 22,7%
6 4 Volkswagen Golf 5.419 748 17,2% 29,4%
7 7 Skoda Kodiaq 3.952 414
8 20 Skoda Yeti 3.916 213 -9,3% -47,8%
9 14 Volkswagen Passat 3.675 281 -3,7% -25,5%
10 15 Dacia Duster 3.552 272 13,4% 7,5%
11 10 Hyundai ix20 3.498 344 5,4% -8,5%
12 24 Seat Leon 3.086 190 2,5% 2,7%
13 13 Kia Cee’d 2.826 282 6,6% 5,2%
14 17 Dacia Sandero 2.794 256 31,2% 15,3%
15 28 Ford Fiesta 2.763 147 -30,5% -75,1%
16 11 Ford Focus 2.644 325 11,9% 31,0%
17 8 Nissan Qashqai 2.625 383 23,7% 15,4%
18 22 Hyundai Tucson 2.549 201 6,6% -19,6%
19 18 Renault Clio 2.414 244 25,5% 74,3%
20 21 Volkswagen Touran 2.410 208 43,8% 70,5%
21 26 Dacia Dokker 2.358 165 39,8% -22,2%
22 23 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.352 193 75,3% -10,6%
23 19 Hyundai i20 2.224 214 28,1% 52,9%
24 16 Skoda Citigo 2.153 266 -7,4% -17,9%
25 30 Dacia Logan 2.011 135 17,1% 33,7%
26 24 Seat Ibiza 1.866 190 -9,4% 27,5%
27 32 Opel Astra 1.779 128 -22,3% -63,6%
28 33 Peugeot 2008 1.757 124 19,3% -1,6%
29 34 Renault Mégane 1.735 118 30,5% 7,3%
30 29 Renault Captur 1.693 139 15,3% -33,2%

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