Finland Auto Sales in first half 2016 roars with a double-figure up.

Finland Auto Sales in first half 2016 Opel-Astra-2016

Finland Auto Sales in first half roars with a double-figure up. Volkswagen was again ahead of Toyota despite the phenomenal performance scored by the Japanese in June. Opel Astra and Toyota Auris starring.

Market Outlook

According to preliminary data released by Statistics Finland on 3 June, the Finnish economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in Q1 2016 over the previous quarter, which represented a slight improvement from Q4’s revised 0.5% expansion (previously reported: +0.1% quarter-on-quarter). In annual terms, GDP registered a 1.2% rise in Q1 (Q4: +1.3% year-on-year).

Meantime, the Finnish cars industry continued to gain ground, recording in June the 12th year on year improvement in a row.

Indeed, as released by the Autotuojat, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, in June the new cars sold had been 10.581 (+17.9%), following the +15.0 and +15.4% reported respectively for April and May.

Year to date sales had been 65.265, up 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Competitive Arena

This market is characterized by the battle for leadership between the two biggest brand in the World.

In June, Volkswagen confirmed the leadership with 1.313 sales (-7.0%) and 12.4% of market share, while the rival Toyota has registered 1.253 cars (+52.1%).

In third place Skoda with 942 (+20.8%) followed by Ford with 921 (+31.4%), Opel with 672 (+49.3%), Kia with 587 (+31.9%), Mercedes with 546 (+27.6%) and Nissan with 526 (-16.0%).

At group level, the leader was again Volkswagen with 28.7% of market share followed by Toyota with 12.1% and Renault-Nissan with 9.6%.

The best-selling model was again the Skoda Octavia with 504 sales (+8.6%) followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 468 (-12.4%), the Opel Astra in third place with 383 (+192.4%) and the Toyota Auris with 375 sales (303.2%).

The Nissan Qashqai was fourth with 352 (-10.7%) ahead of the Toyota Avensis with 343 (+115.7%) and the Ford Focus with 322 (+30.9%).

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 June Rank H1 2016 Brand Sales June Sales H1 2016 Var June Var H1 2016 Share June Share H1 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 1.313 7.135 -7,0% 3,3% 12,4% 11,0%
2 2 Toyota 1.253 7.018 52,1% 19,6% 11,8% 10,9%
3 3 Skoda 942 6.272 20,8% 16,0% 8,9% 9,7%
4 4 Ford 921 5.264 31,4% 21,0% 8,7% 8,1%
5 8 Opel 672 3.738 49,3% 40,0% 6,4% 5,8%
6 7 Kia 587 3.935 31,9% 20,2% 5,5% 6,1%
7 10 Mercedes 546 3.082 27,6% 15,2% 5,2% 4,8%
8 6 Nissan 526 3.976 -16,0% -2,2% 5,0% 6,1%
9 5 Volvo 515 4.092 -14,5% 1,6% 4,9% 6,3%
10 9 Audi 511 3.382 5,4% 7,8% 4,8% 5,2%
11 11 BMW 494 2.919 20,5% 5,8% 4,7% 4,5%
12 12 Honda 389 2.378 208,7% 71,4% 3,7% 3,7%
13 13 Renault 357 1.537 75,9% 50,2% 3,4% 2,4%
14 16 Seat 256 1.284 88,2% 38,4% 2,4% 2,0%
15 15 Peugeot 224 1.382 -16,7% -12,7% 2,1% 2,1%
16 14 Hyundai 166 1.466 18,6% 18,3% 1,6% 2,3%
17 18 Citroen 163 1.028 10,1% -1,2% 1,5% 1,6%
18 17 Mazda 146 1.120 -5,8% 41,2% 1,4% 1,7%
19 21 Dacia 132 615 71,4% 11,8% 1,2% 1,0%
20 19 Mitsubishi 98 739 -27,9% -27,2% 0,9% 1,1%
21 22 Subaru 86 589 -32,3% -4,1% 0,8% 0,9%
22 20 Suzuki 62 635 77,1% 65,4% 0,6% 1,0%
23 24 Fiat 60 143 900,0% 240,5% 0,6% 0,2%
24 26 Jaguar 26 115 550,0% 219,4% 0,2% 0,2%
25 25 Lexus 25 142 31,6% 6,0% 0,2% 0,2%
26 28 SsangYong 22 90 144,4% 143,2% 0,2% 0,1%
26 27 Mini 22 103 120,0% 0,0% 0,2% 0,2%
26 23 Land Rover 22 203 -15,4% 57,4% 0,2% 0,3%
27 30 Tesla 12 49 50,0% -10,9% 0,1% 0,1%
28 29 Porsche 10 75 -16,7% -37,5% 0,1% 0,1%
29 31 Jeep 6 45 -33,3% 50,0% 0,1% 0,1%
29 32 Smart 6 41 0,0% 64,0% 0,1% 0,1%
30 34 Maserati 4 24 100,0% 300,0% 0,0% 0,0%
31 33 Alfa Romeo 3 40 -62,5% 29,0% 0,0% 0,1%
32 35 Lancia 2 12 0,0% 100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
33 36 Cadillac 1 6 -50,0% -25,0% 0,0% 0,0%
33 37 Bentley 1 5 -50,0% -50,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank June Rank H1 2016 Group Sales June Sales H1 2016 Var June Var H1 2016 Share June Share H1 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 3.033 18.153 7,3% 10,0% 28,7% 27,9%
2 2 Toyota 1.278 7.160 51,6% 19,3% 12,1% 11,0%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 1.015 6.128 12,0% 8,7% 9,6% 9,4%
4 5 Ford 921 5.264 31,4% 21,0% 8,7% 8,1%
5 4 Hyundai-Kia 753 5.401 28,7% 19,6% 7,1% 8,3%
6 7 General Motors 673 3.744 48,9% 39,8% 6,4% 5,8%
7 8 Mercedes Daimler 552 3.123 27,2% 15,6% 5,2% 4,8%
8 9 BMW 516 3.022 22,9% 5,6% 4,9% 4,6%
9 6 Geely Group 515 4.092 -14,5% 1,6% 4,9% 6,3%
10 11 Honda 389 2.378 208,7% 71,4% 3,7% 3,7%

Rank June Rank H1 2016 Model Sales June Sales H1 2016 Var June Var H1 2016 Share June Share H1 2016
1 1 Skoda Octavia 504 3.075 8,6% -9,3% 5,0% 5,1%
2 3 Volkswagen Golf 468 2.231 -12,4% -2,7% 4,7% 3,7%
3 6 Opel Astra 383 1.917 192,4% 194,9% 3,8% 3,2%
4 5 Toyota Auris 375 2.036 303,2% 20,1% 3,7% 3,4%
5 2 Nissan Qashqai 352 2.414 -10,7% 2,8% 3,5% 4,0%
6 7 Toyota Avensis 343 1.875 115,7% 46,3% 3,4% 3,1%
7 4 Ford Focus 322 2.039 30,9% 57,9% 3,2% 3,4%
8 8 Toyota Yaris 320 1.858 -11,1% 18,8% 3,2% 3,1%
9 12 Ford Fiesta 312 1.341 66,0% 13,2% 3,1% 2,2%
10 9 Volkswagen Passat 268 1.713 -19,3% -7,6% 2,7% 2,8%
11 11 Audi A4 231 1.358 97,4% 91,8% 2,3% 2,2%
12 10 Kia Rio 196 1.409 31,5% 27,3% 1,9% 2,3%
13 19 Honda Civic 191 889 260,4% 33,5% 1,9% 1,5%
14 27 Seat Leon 184 670 169,3% 63,4% 1,8% 1,1%
15 14 Volkswagen Polo 180 1.058 36,4% 33,1% 1,8% 1,7%
16 32 Renault Clio 178 648 36,9% 20,2% 1,8% 1,1%
17 13 Skoda Superb 169 1.203 113,7% 153,5% 1,7% 2,0%
18 15 Kia Cee’d 161 1.051 80,9% 20,8% 1,6% 1,7%
19 17 Volvo V40 159 935 0,0% -10,4% 1,6% 1,5%
20 34 BMW 3 Series 146 628 -0,7% -27,1% 1,5% 1,0%
20 21 Mercedes C Class 146 847 49,0% 1,6% 1,5% 1,4%
21 18 Ford Mondeo 134 914 -16,8% -18,5% 1,3% 1,5%
22 20 Skoda Fabia 132 864 -20,0% 27,2% 1,3% 1,4%
22 23 BMW 5 Series 132 794 22,2% 5,9% 1,3% 1,3%
23 16 Volvo V60 114 979 26,7% 21,5% 1,1% 1,6%
24 33 Opel Corsa 113 646 -25,2% -5,7% 1,1% 1,1%
25 29 volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 110 660 0,0% 0,0% 1,1% 1,1%
26 25 Volvo XC60 107 748 -4,5% -15,3% 1,1% 1,2%
27 22 Mitsubishi ASX 92 799 0,0% 12,5% 0,9% 1,3%
28 24 Audi A3 91 760 -21,6% -25,3% 0,9% 1,3%
29 38 Audi A6 84 504 0,0% 0,0% 0,8% 0,8%
30 39 Peugeot 308 82 494 0,0% 0,0% 0,8% 0,8%

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