Czech Republic Car Sales dropped 10% in November 2012. Renault up, Peugeot down.

November sales were 14.203, down 10.8% from last year and year-to-date sales were 161.225, up 1.9% from last year, confirming the health of this market.

The Czech recession deepened in the Q3 as GDP shrank 0.3% from the previous quarter and 1.3% year-on-year, following a 0.4% and 1% drop in the Q2. Household spending took the largest hit in the third quarter, tumbling 2.4% from the same period a year earlier, while fixed investments were 2.3% lower and government consumption was flat.

In such economic environment, next month’s forecast is obviously negative for the car market, when a double digit decline is expected.

Looking at the best brands performance in November:

Skoda was again the market leader, selling 4.407 units with a share of 31.0%, down 2.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date November sales were 49.971 with a share of 31.1%. Skoda held the top 4 models this month, with the Octavia as market leader.

Volkswagen was 2nd (3rd year-to-date) selling 1.362 units with a share of 9.6%, down 0.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 13.941 with a share of 8.7%.The Golf was 10th this month.

Hyundai was 3rd (2nd year-to-date) with 1.104 sales and 7.8% of share, up 0.5 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 13.957 with a share of 8.7%. The best-selling model was the i30, 5th this month.

Ford in 4th sold 994 vehicles with a share of 7.0%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 11.911 with a share of 7.4%. The best-selling model was the Fiesta, 9th year-to-date.

Renault was 5th, selling 879 units with a share of 6.2%, up 1.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 9.752 with a share of 6.1%. The Renault Thalia was 7th.

Kia was 6th, with 711 sales and a share of 5.0%, down 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.002 with a share of 5.0%. The best-selling model was the Cee’d, 8th this month.

Peugeot was 7th, selling 464 units with a share of 3.3%, down 1.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.312 with a share of 3.9%.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands ranked by year to date performance:

Rank

Brand

Nov

Ytd Nov

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

Škoda

4.407

49.971

31,4%

29,8%

33,9%

31,0%

31,1%

2

Hyundai

1.104

13.957

9,2%

8,6%

7,3%

7,8%

8,7%

3

Volkswagen

1.362

13.941

8,3%

8,6%

9,8%

9,6%

8,7%

4

Ford

994

11.911

8,2%

7,0%

6,7%

7,0%

7,4%

5

Renault

879

9.752

5,3%

6,8%

4,9%

6,2%

6,1%

6

Kia

711

8.002

5,0%

5,2%

5,5%

5,0%

5,0%

7

Peugeot

464

6.312

3,9%

3,7%

4,5%

3,3%

3,9%

8

Citroën

444

5.369

3,2%

3,8%

3,8%

3,1%

3,3%

9

Toyota

290

3.657

2,1%

2,6%

1,9%

2,0%

2,3%

10

BMW

280

3.546

2,1%

2,4%

2,4%

2,0%

2,2%

11

Audi

262

3.483

1,9%

2,6%

2,6%

1,8%

2,2%

12

Opel

316

3.465

2,2%

2,4%

1,7%

2,2%

2,2%

13

Dacia

390

3.475

1,9%

2,1%

2,2%

2,7%

2,2%

14

Nissan

275

2.919

1,4%

1,2%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

15

Mercedes

312

2.940

2,0%

1,9%

1,5%

2,2%

1,8%

16

Chevrolet

179

2.670

1,8%

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,7%

17

Seat

253

2.504

1,9%

1,6%

0,9%

1,8%

1,6%

18

Fiat

275

2.398

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,9%

1,5%

19

Suzuki

231

2.165

1,3%

1,4%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

20

Honda

161

1.515

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

21

Volvo

123

1.376

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

22

Mazda

73

1.111

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

23

Mitsubishi

54

1.019

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

24

Subaru

123

770

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,9%

0,5%

25

Land Rover

76

618

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

Looking at the best models, Skoda Octavia returned to the 1st position, selling 1.555 units for a share of 10.9%, stable from October. Year-to-date sales were 21.046 with a share of 13.1%.

The Skoda Fabia was 2nd, selling 1.136 units with 8.0% of share, down 3.4 points from the previous month, followed by the Skoda Superb in 3rd (4th YTD) with 482 sales and a share of 3.4%, up 1.0 points from the previous month.

The Skoda Yeti was 4th (6th YTD) with 416 units and a share of 2.9%, up 0.5 points from October, followed by the Hyundai i30 in 5th (3rd YTD) with 380 units and a share of 2.7%.

The Skoda Rooster was 6th (5th YTD) with 371 sales and a share of 2.6%, while the Renault Thalia was 7th (15th last month and 11th YTD) with 365 units and a share of 2.6%, up 1.3 points from October.

Behind, it was a positive month for the Ford Focus in 14th (24th last month and 19th YTD) with 228 units and 1.6% of share, and for the Seat Ibiza in 15th (38th last month and 20th YTD) with 199 sales and 1.4% of share.

In the table below, the Top 50 models, ranked by last month position:

Rank Nov

Rank Oct

Rank Ytd

Models

Nov

YTD Nov

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

YTD Nov

1

2

1

Skoda Octavia

1.555

21.046

12,7%

13,1%

10,9%

10,9%

13,1%

2

1

2

Skoda Fabia

1.136

13.298

9,3%

6,2%

11,4%

8,0%

8,3%

3

6

4

Skoda Superb

482

4.346

2,9%

2,5%

2,4%

3,4%

2,7%

4

7

6

Skoda Yeti

416

3.843

2,2%

2,4%

2,4%

2,9%

2,4%

5

3

3

Hyundai i30

380

4.396

3,0%

2,6%

2,8%

2,7%

2,7%

6

4

5

Skoda Roomster

371

3.940

2,6%

2,9%

2,7%

2,6%

2,4%

7

15

11

Renault Thalia

365

2.744

1,3%

1,7%

1,3%

2,6%

1,7%

8

8

8

Kia Cee’d

362

3.314

2,0%

2,3%

2,3%

2,5%

2,1%

9

13

10

Ford Fiesta

341

3.088

1,8%

2,6%

1,6%

2,4%

1,9%

10

5

7

Volkswagen Golf

335

3.340

2,1%

1,9%

2,5%

2,4%

2,1%

11

9

15

Skoda Citigo

270

2.368

1,2%

1,9%

2,1%

1,9%

1,5%

12

12

9

Hyundai ix20

266

3.140

2,0%

2,1%

1,7%

1,9%

2,0%

13

10

12

Volkswagen Passat

264

2.734

1,5%

2,0%

2,0%

1,9%

1,7%

14

24

19

Ford Focus

228

1.960

1,3%

1,1%

0,9%

1,6%

1,2%

15

38

20

Seat Ibiza

199

1.846

1,5%

1,2%

0,6%

1,4%

1,1%

16

18

21

VW Tiguan

194

1.722

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

17

11

16

Volkswagen Polo

184

2.054

1,1%

1,2%

1,8%

1,3%

1,3%

18

25

18

Renault Megane

153

1.979

0,9%

1,6%

0,8%

1,1%

1,2%

19

   

Ford B-Max

148

303

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

0,2%

20

 

49

Skoda Rapid

146

609

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

0,4%

21

14

23

Renault Clio

145

1.687

1,0%

1,4%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

22

20

22

Nissan Qashqai

142

1.688

0,7%

0,5%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

23

26

26

Suzuki SX4

142

1.344

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

24

23

17

Hyundai ix35

132

2.009

1,5%

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

25

22

27

Kia Sportage

130

1.330

0,6%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

26

19

13

Hyundai i20

127

2.540

1,8%

1,8%

1,1%

0,9%

1,6%

27

27

24

Dacia Duster

126

1.555

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

28

33

34

VW Caddy

125

1.037

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,6%

29

 

52

Hyundai i40

112

533

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,3%

30

31

28

Opel Astra

105

1.250

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

31

   

Dacia Lodgy

102

282

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,2%

32

43

39

Nissan Juke

94

893

0,6%

0,6%

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

33

 

48

Peugeot 208

91

625

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,4%

34

   

Fiat Panda

91

169

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,6%

0,1%

35

   

Honda CR-V

90

161

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,6%

0,1%

36

37

32

Citroen C4

89

1.135

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

37

28

29

Peugeot 308

88

1.235

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

38

34

35

Citroen Berlingo

87

1.013

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

39

50

41

Dacia Logan

87

760

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

40

35

36

Toyota Yaris

86

1.009

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

41

48

31

Peugeot 207

84

1.183

0,8%

0,3%

0,2%

0,6%

0,7%

42

17

54

Citroen C3

82

406

0,0%

0,4%

1,1%

0,6%

0,3%

43

21

33

Kia Venga

75

1.075

0,8%

0,6%

1,1%

0,5%

0,7%

44

29

 

Dacia Sandero

75

309

0,0%

0,3%

0,7%

0,5%

0,2%

45

16

30

Ford Mondeo

72

1.214

0,7%

0,6%

1,2%

0,5%

0,8%

46

   

Opel Corsa

72

148

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,5%

0,1%

47

30

38

BMW 5 Series

70

932

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

48

36

25

Kia Rio

67

1.361

0,9%

0,9%

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

49

45

45

Toyota Auris

63

664

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

50

 

51

BMW 3 Series

63

574

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,4%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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