Netherlands 2016. The lowest sales level in 21st century.

Netherlands Cars Market in 2016 renault_clio_rs_2017

Dutch Cars Market 2016 dropped at the lowest level in the twenty-first century, below the 0.4 million units for the third time in the last twenty years, hit by “green” incentives pull ahead of previous year.

Market Outlook

The latest monthly indicators suggest that the economic momentum has carried over into the final quarter of the year. FocusEconomics panelists see the economy expanding 1.7% in 2017, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2018, the panel sees GDP growing 1.6%.

Meantime, the domestic cars market in 2016 dropped down in double-digit, due to the sharp slowdown recorded throughout the second semester, falling at the lowest level in the last twenty years, below the 400.000 units as only others two times in the 21st century.

According to data released by the RAI vereninging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, December was particularly negative with sales dropping 48.1% at 35.723, due to the comparison with December 2015, boosted by ends of “green” incentives.

Different trend reported for the light commercial vehicles, with sales at the best since 2008 with 70.340 units (+21.9%) with total light vehicles at 455.388 sales ranking 28th at global level, down 1 spot.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen dominated the market with 43.819 units (-22.1%) ahead of Renault with 35.037 sales and Opel with 32.500 (+27.7%). Among the highest increases of the year there were Honda, Jaguar, Mini, Tesla and Hyundai, while the best performer was Infiniti (+151.3%).

The worst performance was reported for Mitsubishi (-61.0%) followed by Porsche, Peugeot, Volvo, DS and Citroen.

The best-selling model was the Volkswagen Golf with 10.780 units (-40.1%) followed by the Renault Clio with 10.730 (-36.8%) and the Volkswagen Polo with 9.945 (-17.8%).

To see full data on the best-selling car in the year, please see the dedicated report here.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

All these and more within our Netherlands Store.

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 Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 4.876 43.819 -37,8% -22,1% 14,2% 11,5%
2 2 Renault 3.788 35.037 -3,6% -0,4% 11,1% 9,2%
7 3 Opel 2.027 32.500 -9,2% 27,7% 5,9% 8,5%
9 4 Peugeot 1.531 28.130 -88,9% -42,8% 4,5% 7,4%
10 5 Ford 1.341 21.365 -41,8% -15,2% 3,9% 5,6%
5 6 BMW 2.205 18.756 -28,4% -4,8% 6,4% 4,9%
14 7 Kia 890 18.678 30,7% 2,0% 2,6% 4,9%
3 8 Toyota 2.557 18.509 -52,3% -21,6% 7,5% 4,9%
4 9 Mercedes 2.484 15.409 26,1% 0,4% 7,3% 4,0%
11 10 Skoda 1.313 15.346 -30,0% 3,1% 3,8% 4,0%
6 11 Audi 2.074 14.712 -22,6% -14,6% 6,1% 3,9%
8 12 Volvo 1.962 14.470 -73,8% -42,4% 5,7% 3,8%
15 13 Citroen 656 13.053 -66,9% -32,7% 1,9% 3,4%
15 14 Hyundai 656 12.830 -31,6% 13,0% 1,9% 3,4%
13 15 Nissan 983 12.422 66,0% -3,1% 2,9% 3,3%
16 16 Fiat 511 10.769 -63,9% -12,9% 1,5% 2,8%
17 17 Mazda 510 8.781 -27,7% 5,4% 1,5% 2,3%
18 18 Suzuki 479 8.506 35,3% -16,8% 1,4% 2,2%
19 19 Seat 473 8.447 -49,0% -1,1% 1,4% 2,2%
22 20 Mini 298 5.777 13,7% 18,4% 0,9% 1,5%
12 21 Mitsubishi 1.257 5.629 -66,9% -61,0% 3,7% 1,5%
21 22 Dacia 335 4.217 -14,3% 6,8% 1,0% 1,1%
20 23 Tesla 368 2.120 95,7% 17,7% 1,1% 0,6%
26 24 Honda 40 1.718 -64,6% 32,3% 0,1% 0,5%
25 Land Rover 1.623 -100,0% 4,2% 0,0% 0,4%
23 26 Smart 289 1.604 224,7% 6,4% 0,8% 0,4%
27 27 Jaguar 35 1.185 -76,8% 30,7% 0,1% 0,3%
32 28 Porsche 19 1.162 -92,9% -46,1% 0,1% 0,3%
28 29 DS 34 1.115 -84,3% -34,7% 0,1% 0,3%
24 30 Alfa Romeo 111 998 52,1% -5,1% 0,3% 0,3%
25 31 Lexus 53 872 -89,4% -54,9% 0,2% 0,2%
31 32 Subaru 21 728 -41,7% -8,8% 0,1% 0,2%
29 33 Jeep 25 628 0,0% -21,0% 0,1% 0,2%
33 34 Infiniti 6 201 -53,8% 151,3% 0,1%
30 35 Lancia 22 110 22,2% -32,1% 0,1%
36 Maserati 59 #DIV/0! -4,8%
35 37 Ferrari 1 43 #DIV/0! 48,3%
35 38 Bentley 1 38 #DIV/0! 8,6%
39 Rolls-Royce 14 -100,0% 100,0%
34 40 Aston Martin 2 11 100,0% 0,0%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 FY Variation December Variation 2016 FY Share December Share 2016 FY
1 1 Volkswagen 8.756 83.533 -35,6% -15,7% 25,6% 21,9%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 5.112 51.877 3,8% -0,3% 14,9% 13,6%
6 3 PSA 2.221 42.298 -86,1% -39,8% 6,5% 11,1%
7 4 General Motors 2.027 32.504 -9,2% 27,7% 5,9% 8,5%
9 5 Hyundai-Kia 1.546 31.508 -5,7% 6,2% 4,5% 8,3%
5 6 BMW 2.503 24.547 -25,1% -0,2% 7,3% 6,4%
10 7 Ford 1.341 21.365 -41,8% -15,2% 3,9% 5,6%
4 8 Toyota 2.610 19.381 -55,5% -24,1% 7,6% 5,1%
3 9 Mercedes Daimler 2.773 17.013 34,7% 0,9% 8,1% 4,5%
8 10 Geely Group 1.962 14.470 -73,8% -42,4% 5,7% 3,8%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
1 9 Volkswagen Passat 2.907 8.022 1,0% -25,7%
2 20 BMW 3 Series 1.211 5.345 129,4% 34,3%
3 1 Volkswagen Golf 1.179 10.780 -63,7% -40,1%
4 2 Renault Clio 1.159 10.730 -51,9% -36,8%
5 64 Mitsubishi Outlander 1.077 1.862 -70,9% -80,2%
6 66 Audi Q7 921 1.753 11412,5% 780,9%
7 32 Mercedes C Class 913 3.660 -36,0% -43,1%
8 4 Opel Astra 855 9.893 135,5% 181,9%
9 45 Volvo XC90 813 2.759 -46,1% -0,4%
10 27 Renault Mégane 801 4.140 246,8% 91,8%
11 14 Toyota Aygo 790 6.442 16,5% 6,8%
12 54 Mercedes E Class 785 2.260 812,8% 113,0%
13 16 Toyota Yaris 777 6.128 -10,3% -2,7%
14 25 Audi A3 744 4.582 -55,1% -45,9%
15 43 Volvo V60 700 2.911 -60,7% -56,1%
16 21 Skoda Octavia 668 5.324 -22,1% -10,4%
17 10 Renault Captur 663 7.853 40,5% 1,7%
18 6 Ford Fiesta 554 8.345 -21,9% -6,9%
19 109 Toyota C-HR 549 729
20 28 Renault Kadjar 473 4.000 58,2% 220,0%
21 23 Renault Twingo 425 4.913 0,5% -2,4%
22 17 Nissan Qashqai 424 5.914 0,5% -13,6%
22 22 Peugeot 308 424 5.021 -96,5% -82,6%
23 7 Peugeot 108 406 8.246 44,0% 9,2%
24 36 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 400 3.325 -20,6% -8,6%
25 3 Volkswagen Polo 387 9.945 -43,3% -17,8%
26 26 Volvo V40 353 4.576 -91,0% -59,8%
27 34 Citroen C3 347 3.420 94,9% -0,5%
28 13 Opel Corsa 343 6.683 -36,5% -5,6%
29 24 Ford Focus 337 4.624 -38,5% -22,4%
30 8 Kia Picanto 333 8.216 -28,4% -7,3%
31 12 Opel Karl 329 7.499 -34,7% 141,7%
32 44 Toyota Auris 324 2.856 -91,3% -68,1%
33 74 Kia Niro 270 1.611
34 84 Smart Forfour 257 1.270 206,0% 20,3%
35 15 Fiat 500 254 6.215 -68,3% 1,3%
36 31 Skoda Fabia 250 3.725 -5,7% 6,9%
37 38 Skoda Superb 247 3.068 -53,9% 70,3%
38 18 Hyundai i10 230 5.814 3,6% 23,3%
39 19 Peugeot 2008 227 5.430 14,1% 54,8%
40 70 Tesla Model S 222 1.693 -4,3% -6,0%

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