European Cars Sales down in May anticipating bad negotions effects,

European Cars Sales Leaders

European Cars Sales has broken the momentum in May with a 1 percent fall due to slower pace in the West while the East stands very low. The market future is now depending by potential shock in case Greek quite Euro zone.

Euro zone Outlook

The combination of cheap oil, a weak euro and a more aggressive monetary policy from the European Central Bank helped prop up the economy at the beginning of this year. A preliminary estimate showed that GDP picked up momentum in the first quarter, increasing 0.4% quarter-on-quarter, which marked the fastest pace of growth since Q1 2011.

This was also the first time in four years that the Eurozone economy expanded more quickly than both the U.S and U.K. economies. The estimate did not include a breakdown by components, but additional economic news showed that the four largest economies in the Euro area all registered growth for the first time since Q2 2010.

On a negative note, Greece entered into recession in Q1. The Greek economy is gradually deteriorating while the government’s coffers are running dry quickly.

Market Outlook

Fueled by economic recovery in the Western countries, the market this year is growing albeit Russian crisis.

Total light vehicle European sales in May had been 1.505.000 (cars + LCVs), down 1.0% from the correspondent month. However the year to date  sales had been up 3.2% at 7.7 million units.

Continental market kept the divergent trend already highlighted between western and eastern countries with the first recovering fast and the second in a deep crisis.

In May East Europe ( including 8 markets) sales had been 218.243, down 19.5% with cumulative sales down 25.2%, albeit in the zone there is Turkey, the fastest movers market so far in the 2015.

Western Europe sales had been 1.287.000, up 3.0% below the previous months performance, with cumulative sales up 9.1%.

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 May Rank YTD Country Sales May Sales YTD May Var May Var YTD May Share Mar Share Apr Share May
1 1 Germany 271.019 1.372.219 -6,3% 7,0% 16,4% 19,28% 18,0%
2 2 UK 226.651 1.269.678 3,9% 8,4% 27,0% 13,26% 15,1%
3 3 France 170.638 942.886 -3,7% 5,9% 11,3% 12,82% 11,3%
4 4 Italy 157.953 781.851 9,9% 13,1% 8,5% 10,17% 10,5%
5 5 Russia 125.801 641.795 -37,6% -36,4% 6,8% 8,34% 8,4%
6 6 Spain 107.819 509.968 15,7% 34,0% 6,3% 6,16% 7,2%
7 7 Turkey 81.542 346.392 40,3% 50,3% 4,1% 5,76% 5,4%
8 10 Sweden 47.115 180.170 51,0% 10,5% 1,7% 2,97% 3,1%
9 8 Belgium 45.864 266.298 -7,9% -2,1% 3,0% 3,77% 3,0%
10 9 Netherlands 32.656 192.916 -4,2% 3,7% 1,7% 2,06% 2,2%
11 11 Poland 31.367 167.405 11,9% -3,1% 1,9% 2,05% 2,1%
12 13 Switzerland 27.487 128.559 6,6% 5,5% 1,5% 1,82% 1,8%
13 12 Austria 26.517 131.171 -1,7% -7,5% 1,5% 1,86% 1,8%
14 17 Portugal 20.575 90.916 29,9% 33,3% 1,1% 1,10% 1,4%
15 14 Denmark 19.814 96.275 2,8% 4,8% 1,1% 1,23% 1,3%
16 16 Czech Rep 18.113 91.946 17,6% 23,9% 1,0% 1,29% 1,2%
17 18 Norway 14.392 72.413 -1,5% -1,0% 0,8% 0,97% 1,0%
18 20 Greece 9.439 37.100 20,2% 8,8% 0,3% 0,53% 0,6%
19 19 Finland 8.999 47.547 -10,0% -4,1% 0,5% 0,60% 0,6%
20 15 Ireland 8.419 94.666 11,7% 32,7% 1,1% 0,73% 0,6%
21 24 Romania 5.924 25.857 -1,3% 8,3% 0,3% 0,34% 0,4%
22 22 Hungary 5.883 29.271 0,2% 10,2% 0,3% 0,40% 0,4%
23 21 Slovakia 5.869 31.119 0,4% 12,3% 0,3% 0,45% 0,4%
24 26 Ukraine 5.755 17.634 1,2% -79,1% 0,1% 0,21% 0,4%
25 23 Slovenia 5.388 26.382 13,8% 15,6% 0,3% 0,34% 0,4%
26 25 Luxembourg 5.247 22.714 0,9% -0,9% 0,2% 0,33% 0,3%
27 27 Croatia 5.000 16.833 2,7% 10,4% 0,1% 0,24% 0,3%
28 28 Bulgaria 2.388 11.213 9,7% 7,4% 0,1% 0,15% 0,2%
29 34 Iceland 2.187 5.782 1,5% 29,3% 0,0% 0,08% 0,1%
30 31 Serbia 2.098 8.575 5,9% -6,0% 0,1% 0,14% 0,1%
31 29 Belarus 1.872 9.358 -24,0% -24,0% 0,1% 0,12% 0,1%
32 30 Estonia 1.748 8.692 -11,9% 3,7% 0,1% 0,13% 0,1%
33 32 Lithuania 1.398 7.205 4,5% 27,1% 0,1% 0,09% 0,1%
34 33 Latvia 1.394 6.584 8,1% 8,6% 0,1% 0,09% 0,1%
35 35 Bosnia 448 2.812 5,0% 5,0% 0,0% 0,04% 0,0%
36 37 Macedonia 375 1.871 5,0% 10,8% 0,0% 0,03% 0,0%
37 36 Moldova 352 2.163 -10,0% 15,7% 0,0% 0,03% 0,0%
38 38 Monaco 203 1.031 2,0% 4,3% 0,0% 0,01% 0,0%
39 39 Liechtenstein 159 775 8,0% 7,0% 0,0% 0,01% 0,0%

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