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Finland Car market collapsed 26% in February 2013.

In Finland the car market in February dropped at 7.818 sales, down 26.4% from the previous year, posting the 11th year-on-year drop in a row. Year-to-date February sales were 18.066, down 27.4%.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Volkswagen in 1st sold 1.034 vehicles, only 10 units more than Toyota, with a share of 13.2%, down 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date February sales were 2.413 with a share of 13.4%. Volkswagen held 2 models in the top 20, with the Golf as market leader.

Toyota was 2nd, selling 1.024 units with a share of 13.1%, up 1.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.166 with a share of 12.0%. Toyota held 3 models in the top 25, with the Auris climbed to the 3rd position.

Skoda climbed to the 3rd position (6th year-to-date) selling 574 units with a share of 7.3%, up 1.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.121 with a share of 6.2%. Skoda held 2 models in the top 25, with the Octavia in 7th position.

Ford was 4th (5th year-to-date) selling 508 vehicles, only 5 models more than Nissan, with a share of 6.5%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.142 with a share of 6.4%. The best-selling model was the Focus in 9th position.

Nissan was 5th (7th year-to-date) selling 503 units with a share of 6.4%, up 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.117 with a share of 6.2%. The best-selling model was the Qashqai in 2nd position.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands ranked for the last year position:

Rank

 

Feb

Ytd Feb

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

2012

Jan

Feb

Ytd Feb

1

Volkswagen

1.034

2.413

12,6%

13,4%

12,5%

13,6%

13,2%

13,4%

2

Toyota

1.024

2.166

10,8%

10,6%

12,1%

11,2%

13,1%

12,0%

3

Volvo

492

1.265

6,0%

7,9%

6,8%

7,6%

6,3%

7,0%

4

Kia

445

1.163

6,6%

5,9%

5,7%

7,1%

5,7%

6,5%

5

Ford

508

1.142

7,8%

8,0%

7,7%

6,2%

6,5%

6,4%

6

Skoda

574

1.121

7,7%

8,8%

7,8%

5,4%

7,3%

6,2%

7

Nissan

503

1.117

7,7%

6,8%

6,5%

6,0%

6,4%

6,2%

8

BMW

321

943

4,0%

4,8%

3,8%

6,1%

4,1%

5,2%

9

Mercedes

446

934

4,2%

5,0%

4,4%

4,8%

5,7%

5,2%

10

Audi

350

931

5,2%

4,8%

5,6%

5,7%

4,5%

5,2%

11

Opel

323

803

3,6%

3,1%

3,4%

4,7%

4,1%

4,5%

12

Hyundai

333

761

4,2%

3,3%

4,0%

4,2%

4,3%

4,2%

13

Honda

373

721

2,9%

2,3%

2,8%

3,4%

4,8%

4,0%

14

Peugeot

213

439

2,8%

2,9%

3,0%

2,2%

2,7%

2,4%

15

Citroen

150

412

2,4%

2,8%

2,7%

2,6%

1,9%

2,3%

16

Mazda

198

354

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,5%

2,5%

2,0%

17

Mitsubishi

80

190

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

18

Seat

76

187

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

19

Renault

64

162

1,8%

0,7%

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

20

Chevrolet

58

145

0,8%

1,4%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

21

Suzuki

55

138

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

22

Dacia

52

124

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

23

Fiat

43

104

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

24

Subaru

45

81

0,9%

0,6%

0,9%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

25

Mini

10

49

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,4%

0,1%

0,3%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Volkswagen Golf obtained the first position (2nd in January) selling 449 units with a share of 5.7%, up 1.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 914 with a share of 5.1%.

The Qashqai was 2nd (1st in January) selling 375 units with a share of 4.8%, stable from the previous month, followed by the Auris in 3rd (16th in January) with 278 sales and a share of 3.6%, up 2.8 points from the previous month.

The Honda CR-V was 4th (7th in January) selling 258 units with a share of 3.3%, up 0.7 points from the previous month, followed by the Avensis in 5th (3rd in January) with 255 sales and a share of 3.3%, down 1.0 points from the previous month.

The Passat was 6th, selling 249 units with a share of 3.2%, up 0.5 points from the previous month, followed by the Octavia in 7th (12th in January) with 242 sales and a share of 3.1%, up 0.7 points from the previous month, and by the Yaris in 8th (11th last month) with 206 sales and a share of 2.6%, up 0.2 points from the previous month.

Behind it was a good month for the Mazda 6 in 12th, up 26 spots from the previous month, and for the Hyundai i40 in 19th, up 20 spots from January.

In the table below, the Top 25 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Feb

Rank Jan

Rank 2012

 

Feb

Ytd Feb

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

2012

Jan

Feb

Ytd Feb

1

2

4

Volkswagen Golf

449

914

3,9%

4,5%

3,8%

4,6%

5,7%

5,1%

2

1

1

Nissan Qashqai

375

861

5,5%

5,2%

4,6%

4,8%

4,8%

4,8%

3

16

12

Toyota Auris

278

462

1,5%

2,4%

1,5%

1,8%

3,6%

2,6%

4

7

25

Honda CR-V

258

527

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

2,6%

3,3%

2,9%

5

3

3

Toyota Avensis

255

694

3,2%

2,6%

3,8%

4,3%

3,3%

3,9%

6

6

7

Volkswagen Passat

249

525

2,3%

3,4%

2,4%

2,7%

3,2%

2,9%

7

12

2

Skoda Octavia

242

483

3,7%

3,8%

4,1%

2,4%

3,1%

2,7%

8

11

6

Toyota Yaris

206

450

2,5%

2,2%

3,0%

2,4%

2,6%

2,5%

9

4

5

Ford Focus

205

515

3,3%

3,3%

3,1%

3,1%

2,6%

2,9%

10

5

 

Volvo V40

157

435

     

2,7%

2,0%

2,4%

11

10

8

Kia Cee’d

151

400

1,7%

3,0%

2,0%

2,5%

1,9%

2,2%

12

38

35

Mazda6

150

232

0,1%

0,1%

0,8%

0,8%

1,9%

1,3%

13

13

13

Kia Rio

135

370

2,3%

0,9%

1,4%

2,3%

1,7%

2,1%

14

22

11

Ford Fiesta

122

253

1,8%

1,4%

1,7%

1,3%

1,6%

1,4%

15

15

10

Opel Astra

115

303

2,0%

1,6%

1,8%

1,9%

1,5%

1,7%

16

9

9

Audi A4

112

364

2,0%

1,8%

1,9%

2,5%

1,4%

2,0%

17

23

24

Mercedes E Class

110

238

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

1,4%

1,3%

18

14

14

Volvo V70

106

311

1,3%

1,6%

1,4%

2,0%

1,4%

1,7%

19

39

36

Hyundai i40

102

182

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

1,3%

1,0%

20

8

31

BMW Series 3

101

360

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

2,5%

1,3%

2,0%

21

17

20

Hyundai i30

98

272

2,7%

1,5%

1,2%

1,7%

1,3%

1,5%

22

25

19

Mercedes C Class

88

198

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

23

19

21

BMW Series 5

87

234

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

24

26

16

Skoda Superb

84

187

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

25

21

30

Kia Sportage

81

213

1,1%

0,8%

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

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This report was written by Camilla

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