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Finland April. Sales dropped despite positive signs from economy

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Finnish cars market dropped in April worsening the negative trend. EConomic recovery and skyrocketing consumer confidence should support market recovery in the next months, with outlook over 18 months positive.

Finnish economy has shrugged off concerns of a severe deceleration this year as economic momentum picks up pace. The Statistics Institute’s monthly GDP trend indicator expanded at a very robust pace for a second month running in February, while industrial output, despite falling in February, had its previously flat reading in January revised upwards.

The improvement in the atmosphere surrounding the economy is remarkable, with consumer confidence skyrocketing to record highs and business sentiment firming up.

Automotive Industry has not yet recovered the pre-2008 crisis level, albeit a moderate and stable recovery is in place since years. The finally positive data from the economic environment support a positive outlook over the next 18 months.

Meantime, according to data released by the Autotuojat, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, the new car passenger’s sales during the year to date April period were negative with42.135 sales, down 4.6%, with the single month of April down 16.5% with 9.252 units.

The market leader was Toyota with 5.542 sales (+10.8%) ahead of Volkswagen with 4.351 (-8.0%), Skoda with 4.191 (-1.8%),  Volvo with 3.635 (+18.9%), Ford with 3.118 (-10.7%) and Nissan with 2.774 (-5.6%).

At model-wise, the Skoda Octavia was market leader with 2.280 units (+12.1%) followed the Nissan Qashqai with 2.041 (+19.4%) and the Toyota Auris with 1.345 (-2.8%).

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 April Rank 2017 Brand Sales April Sales 2017 Variation April Variation 2017 Share April Share 2017
1 1 Toyota 1.204 5.542 6,2% 10,8% 13,0% 13,2%
2 2 Volkswagen 1.005 4.351 -9,1% -8,0% 10,9% 10,3%
4 3 Skoda 729 4.191 -32,0% -1,8% 7,9% 9,9%
3 4 Volvo 914 3.635 30,4% 18,9% 9,9% 8,6%
5 5 Ford 688 3.118 -23,8% -10,7% 7,4% 7,4%
9 6 Nissan 432 2.774 -22,7% -5,6% 4,7% 6,6%
7 7 Opel 570 2.597 -11,6% 5,1% 6,2% 6,2%
6 8 Kia 573 2.417 -35,3% -6,7% 6,2% 5,7%
8 9 Mercedes 523 2.216 4,4% 6,7% 5,7% 5,3%
10 10 Audi 430 2.026 -28,2% -14,4% 4,6% 4,8%
11 11 BMW 398 1.725 -27,1% -13,5% 4,3% 4,1%
20 12 Honda 93 1.033 -64,0% -38,0% 1,0% 2,5%
12 13 Renault 360 904 36,9% 10,4% 3,9% 2,1%
14 14 Hyundai 191 887 -45,0% -18,7% 2,1% 2,1%
13 15 Peugeot 292 859 14,5% -6,9% 3,2% 2,0%
15 16 Seat 141 633 -40,5% -21,8% 1,5% 1,5%
16 17 Mazda 115 615 -54,5% -23,1% 1,2% 1,5%
18 18 Citroen 101 443 -53,0% -35,7% 1,1% 1,1%
19 19 Suzuki 100 419 -30,1% -6,3% 1,1% 1,0%
17 20 Dacia 108 367 63,6% 10,9% 1,2% 0,9%
21 21 Mitsubishi 90 342 -18,9% -35,8% 1,0% 0,8%
22 22 Subaru 60 308 -48,3% -24,9% 0,6% 0,7%
23 23 Lexus 32 137 -11,1% 52,2% 0,3% 0,3%
26 24 Jaguar 15 90 -6,3% -3,2% 0,2% 0,2%
28 25 Tesla 9 77 28,6% 108,1% 0,1% 0,2%
25 26 Land Rover 18 73 -40,0% -40,7% 0,2% 0,2%
24 27 Fiat 20 65 53,8% -1,5% 0,2% 0,2%
27 27 Mini 13 65 -31,6% 10,2% 0,1% 0,2%
30 28 Jeep 6 47 -14,3% 42,4% 0,1% 0,1%
31 29 Porsche 3 41
30 DS 37
30 31 Alfa Romeo 6 32
32 32 SsangYong 1 26
29 33 Smart 8 25
31 34 Maserati 3 9
32 35 Iveco 1 5
36 Bentley 4

Rank April Rank 2017 Group Sales April Sales 2017 Variation April Variation 2017 Share April Share 2017
1 1 Volkswagen 2.308 11.246 -23,7% -8,0% 24,9% 26,7%
2 2 Toyota 1.236 5.679 5,6% 11,5% 13,4% 13,5%
4 3 Renault-Nissan 900 4.045 1,4% -1,1% 9,7% 9,6%
3 4 Geely Group 914 3.635 30,4% 18,9% 9,9% 8,6%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 764 3.304 -38,0% -10,3% 8,3% 7,8%
6 6 Ford 688 3.118 -23,8% -10,7% 7,4% 7,4%
7 7 General Motors 570 2.597 -11,6% 5,1% 6,2% 6,2%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 531 2.241 5,4% 7,5% 5,7% 5,3%
9 9 BMW 411 1.790 -27,3% -12,9% 4,4% 4,2%
10 10 PSA 393 1.339 -17,3% -18,0% 4,2% 3,2%

Rank April Rank 2017 Model Sales April Sales YTD April Variation April Variation YTD Apr
1 1 Skoda Octavia 399 2.280 -29,1% 12,1%
2 2 Nissan Qashqai 302 2.041 -15,4% 19,4%
3 9 Volvo V90 278 1.027 717,6% 655,1%
4 7 Volkswagen Golf 272 1.148 -15,3% -15,8%
5 6 Toyota Avensis 251 1.171 7,3% -7,6%
6 4 Opel Astra 235 1.251 -29,9% 1,1%
6 5 Toyota Yaris 235 1.197 -9,6% -0,7%
7 15 Toyota C-HR 228 693
8 3 Toyota Auris 216 1.345 -15,6% -2,8%
9 12 Ford Fiesta 201 754 -3,4% -3,8%
10 10 Volkswagen Passat 193 852 -32,0% -27,3%
11 22 Volkswagen Polo 185 567 11,4% -20,6%
12 8 Ford Focus 172 1.028 -55,7% -25,3%
13 29 Hyundai i20 163 484
14 28 BMW 5 Series 160 509
15 24 Mercedes E Class 157 560 83,6% 63,7%
16 11 Kia Rio 156 776 -57,7% -9,9%
17 27 Toyota RAV4 153 515 91,3% 71,1%
18 21 Volvo V40 151 569 -9,0% -14,4%
19 20 Opel Mokka 147 579 86,5% 83,6%
20 26 Volvo V60 144 521 -5,3% -26,3%
20 32 Mercedes C Class 144 447 0,0% -22,9%
21 31 Kia Sportage 141 474
22 30 Volvo S90 139 475 434,6% 356,7%
23 14 Volvo XC60 138 718 6,2% 34,7%
24 17 Audi A4 127 679 -42,3% -27,0%
25 23 Kia Cee’d 126 563 -40,0% -20,4%
26 13 Volkswagen Tiguan 123 736 78,5% 167,0%
27 36 Suzuki Vitara 120 409 0,0% 2,0%
28 25 BMW 3 Series 116 533 39,8% 34,3%
29 16 Skoda Superb 113 687 -34,3% -17,4%
30 29 Ford Mondeo 106 484 -30,7% -27,0%

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