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Finland Car Market report. See statistics by brands, groups and models.

Finland Car Market report influenced by the country economic recession and the first half ended down 3 percent. Volkswagen has increased the gap over the followers while Skoda Octavia was again the best-selling model.

Economic Environment

Finland’s economy contracted 0.1% in Q1 2015, marking the third consecutive quarterly decrease and placing the country back into a recession. Poor export performance in some of Finland’s key industries was behind the disappointing figure as the economy does not seem to have been helped by the ECB’s unprecedented stimulus measures that appeared to have helped the rest of the Eurozone countries to expand in the first quarter.

The quarterly deterioration, combined with high levels of public debt and government spending, prompted ratings agency Moody’s to lower the country’s outlook from stable to negative in June, indicating that a downgrade could be on the horizon. Finland’s 2014 deficit breached the 3.0% threshold that indicates an excessive deficit under the EU’s Stability and Growth pact.

Market Outlook

In recent years the Finnish car passenger market stand just above the 100.000 annual volume well below the record 145.000 hit few years before and the current economic recession is not supporting any increase in consumer’s demand.

According to data released by Autotuojlat, the Finnish Information Centre of Automobile Sector, in June 2015 the new cars sold in Finland had been 8.840, down 3.9% from the correspondent period last year.

First half sales had been 56.940, down 3.7% unchanging the trend from the Q1.

Competitive Arena

Since years the domestic market is led by Volkswagen and the first half of the 2015 confirmed the trend with the German giant selling 6.904 vehicles (-5.2%) with 12.3% of market share. The closer challengers have lost terrain with Toyota, which last year fighteed for the leadership, second with 5.804 units (-14.2%) and Skoda third with 5.408 (-2.8%).

Mitsubishi (+32.8%) and Renault (+30.8%) shining this year.

As far as the best groups performance, the Volkswagen Group ended the half on top of the list with a huge 29.1% of market share, followed by Toyota with 10.6% and Renault-Nissan with 10.0%.

As far as the best-selling models, the number 1 was again the Skoda Octavia with 3.392 sales (-1.9%) followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 2.952 (-8.3%) and the Nissan Qasquai with 2.348 (-6.8%). The last generation of Skoda Fabia is booming this year jumping in 24th place (but 8th in June) with sales up 164.5%.

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 Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 1.412 6.904 4,0% -5,2% 16,0% 12,3%
2 2 Toyota 823 5.864 -11,0% -14,2% 9,3% 10,4%
3 3 Skoda 780 5.408 -6,0% -2,8% 8,9% 9,6%
4 4 Ford 701 4.345 -7,3% 7,2% 8,0% 7,7%
5 5 Nissan 626 4.066 29,1% 13,3% 7,1% 7,2%
6 6 Volvo 602 4.028 -2,4% -5,7% 6,8% 7,1%
7 8 Audi 485 3.138 4,1% -17,4% 5,5% 5,6%
8 11 Opel 450 2.670 0,4% 3,6% 5,1% 4,7%
9 7 Kia 445 3.275 -18,9% 0,1% 5,1% 5,8%
10 10 Mercedes 428 2.675 -10,5% -5,3% 4,9% 4,7%
11 9 BMW 410 2.758 25,4% -3,3% 4,7% 4,9%
12 12 Peugeot 269 1.583 33,8% 17,1% 3,1% 2,8%
13 16 Renault 203 1.023 52,6% 30,8% 2,3% 1,8%
14 19 Mazda 155 793 6,2% -19,7% 1,8% 1,4%
15 15 Citroen 148 1.041 -43,1% -19,1% 1,7% 1,8%
16 14 Hyundai 140 1.239 48,9% 13,9% 1,6% 2,2%
17 17 Mitsubishi 136 1.015 24,8% 32,0% 1,5% 1,8%
17 18 Seat 136 928 -11,1% -3,6% 1,5% 1,6%
18 20 Subaru 127 614 56,8% 0,5% 1,4% 1,1%
19 13 Honda 126 1.387 -62,0% -23,0% 1,4% 2,5%
20 21 Dacia 77 550 -54,4% -23,2% 0,9% 1,0%
21 22 Suzuki 35 384 -38,6% -1,8% 0,4% 0,7%
22 24 Land Rover 26 129 85,7% 0,0% 0,3% 0,2%
23 23 Lexus 19 134 46,2% 42,6% 0,2% 0,2%
24 25 Porsche 12 120 -25,0% 114,3% 0,1% 0,2%
25 26 Mini 10 103 -58,3% 5,1% 0,1% 0,2%
26 29 SsangYong 9 37 #DIV/0! 1750,0% 0,1% 0,1%
27 27 Tesla 8 55 60,0% 19,6% 0,1% 0,1%
28 28 Fiat 6 42 -57,1% -40,8% 0,1% 0,1%
29 30 Jaguar 4 36 -20,0% 38,5% 0,0% 0,1%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 2.825 16.498 0,1% -6,6% 32,0% 29,1%
2 3 Renault-Nissan 906 5.639 15,1% 10,8% 10,2% 10,0%
3 2 Toyota 842 5.998 -10,2% -13,5% 9,5% 10,6%
4 5 Ford 701 4.345 -7,3% 7,2% 7,9% 7,7%
5 6 Geely Group 602 4.028 -2,4% -5,7% 6,8% 7,1%
6 4 Hyundai-Kia 585 4.514 -9,0% 3,5% 6,6% 8,0%
7 9 General Motors 450 2.670 -1,1% -6,9% 5,1% 4,7%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 428 2.682 -11,0% -6,0% 4,8% 4,7%
9 7 BMW 420 2.861 19,7% -3,0% 4,8% 5,1%
10 10 PSA 417 2.624 -9,5% -0,6% 4,7% 4,6%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 2.825 16.498 0,1% -6,6% 32,0% 29,1%
2 3 Renault-Nissan 906 5.639 15,1% 10,8% 10,2% 10,0%
3 2 Toyota 842 5.998 -10,2% -13,5% 9,5% 10,6%
4 5 Ford 701 4.345 -7,3% 7,2% 7,9% 7,7%
5 6 Geely Group 602 4.028 -2,4% -5,7% 6,8% 7,1%
6 4 Hyundai-Kia 585 4.514 -9,0% 3,5% 6,6% 8,0%
7 9 General Motors 450 2.670 -1,1% -6,9% 5,1% 4,7%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 428 2.682 -11,0% -6,0% 4,8% 4,7%
9 7 BMW 420 2.861 19,7% -3,0% 4,8% 5,1%
10 10 PSA 417 2.624 -9,5% -0,6% 4,7% 4,6%

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