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France rebounding economy fueled the best selling month since 2009.

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France rebounding economy fueled the best selling month since 2009 in June with a first half ending with a +6 percent and strong perspectives for the rest of the year.

Economic Outlook

France’s economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.6% over the previous period in Q1 2015, marking the fastest pace in almost two years. The acceleration came on the back of strong growth in domestic demand, with particular dynamism in private consumption as households are benefiting from subdued inflationary pressures.

More recent data indicate that positive economic momentum has carried over into Q2 and the beginning of Q3, as industrial production grew at the fastest in three months in May and confidence among French firms reached a three-month high in July.

Meanwhile, traffic in some areas of the country, including France’s second-biggest city, Lyon, has been disturbed by hundreds of furious farmers who blocked access to highways and ports in the middle of July. The powerful agricultural lobby is asking for subventions to counterbalance the fall in prices for dairy and meat.

Market Outlook

In June 2015 according to data released by CCFA, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, total new car passengers sold in France have been 225.638, up a robust 15.0% from the correspondent month last year, the best performance since 2010 and greatly contributing to the almost positive first half.

Indeed following for declining years, the first half was finally positive with total cars sold at 1.017.493, up 6.1% from 2014.

Competitive Arena

The market leader Renault has sold 53.471 vehicles in June, up 9.9% from last year with cumulative sales at 208.606, +6.8% and market share at 20.5%.

Peugeot in second sold 37.846 cars (+20.4%) with first half figures at 175.931 (+8.1%) while in third Citroen reported 24.045 sales (-3.5%) to which should be added those of DS (3.707) to have a pair comparison towards last year.

Leader of importers was as usual Volkswagen, fourth with 16.494 sales (+26.4%) followed by Dacia at 11.640 (+2.3%) and Ford at 8.889 (+9.9%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Renault with 32.4% of market share, ahead of P.S.A. with 29.0%, Volkswagen Group with 12.5% and Ford with 3.9%

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Renault Clio led with 13.789 sales (-7.3%), followed by Renault Captur with 11.286 (+18.0%) and Peugeot 208 with 10.262 (+27.7%).

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 Renault 53.471 208.606 9,9% 6,8% 23,7% 20,5%
2 2 Peugeot 37.846 175.931 20,4% 8,1% 16,8% 17,3%
3 3 Citroen 24.045 107.026 -3,5% -15,1% 10,6% 10,5%
4 4 Volkswagen 16.494 77.178 26,4% 5,5% 7,3% 7,6%
5 5 Dacia 11.640 54.195 2,3% -7,5% 5,2% 5,3%
6 6 Ford 8.889 45.409 9,9% 8,9% 3,9% 4,5%
7 7 Nissan 7.985 40.383 19,4% 12,2% 3,5% 4,0%
8 8 Toyota 7.638 37.235 20,2% 8,2% 3,4% 3,7%
9 9 Opel 7.588 35.957 14,4% 5,1% 3,4% 3,5%
10 11 Fiat 6.634 28.152 31,8% 15,5% 2,9% 2,8%
11 10 Audi 6.395 29.299 23,1% 3,5% 2,8% 2,9%
12 13 BMW 5.743 25.602 16,0% 15,0% 2,5% 2,5%
13 12 Mercedes 4.969 25.904 -14,7% 9,5% 2,2% 2,5%
14 14 DS 3.707 15.864 1,6% 1,6%
15 15 Kia 2.825 14.967 13,8% 0,2% 1,3% 1,5%
16 19 Skoda 2.682 10.800 29,3% 3,8% 1,2% 1,1%
17 17 Mini 2.395 11.307 32,1% 48,5% 1,1% 1,1%
18 16 Hyundai 2.258 12.125 52,3% 54,2% 1,0% 1,2%
19 18 Seat 2.092 11.036 8,4% 1,8% 0,9% 1,1%
20 20 Suzuki 1.603 9.007 10,9% 7,9% 0,7% 0,9%
21 21 Volvo 1.499 7.065 57,8% 17,1% 0,7% 0,7%
22 22 Jeep 1.159 4.793 491,3% 554,8% 0,5% 0,5%
23 23 Land Rover 1.111 4.765 114,9% 39,2% 0,5% 0,5%
24 26 Alfa Romeo 755 3.304 -22,6% -20,1% 0,3% 0,3%
25 24 Mazda 734 3.692 22,9% 20,8% 0,3% 0,4%
26 25 Smart 701 3.591 82,6% 73,0% 0,3% 0,4%
27 27 Honda 563 3.272 -25,9% -9,8% 0,2% 0,3%
28 28 Porsche 495 2.457 21,9% 60,8% 0,2% 0,2%
29 30 Mitsubishi 410 1.961 52,4% 22,1% 0,2% 0,2%
30 29 Lexus 364 2.191 61,1% 43,9% 0,2% 0,2%
31 34 Jaguar 221 493 229,9% 30,8% 0,1% 0,0%
32 32 Bolloré 178 590 14,1% -2,5% 0,1% 0,1%
33 36 Tesla 132 326 395,0% 123,8% 0,1% 0,0%
34 33 Infiniti 129 524 74,3% 56,9% 0,1% 0,1%
35 31 Lancia 96 1.130 -88,4% -72,2% 0,0% 0,1%
36 35 Subaru 73 455 73,8% 41,7% 0,0% 0,0%
37 38 SsangYong 70 200 94,4% 39,9% 0,0% 0,0%
38 37 Maserati 58 291 26,1% 23,8% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Ferrari 20 104 5,3% 1,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Lotus 15 61 25,0% 69,4% 0,0% 0,0%
41 46 McLaren 11 26 381,4% 256,9% 0,0% 0,0%
41 43 Morgan 11 45 450,0% 114,3% 0,0% 0,0%
41 44 Rolls-Royce 11 39 862,8% 379,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 42 Aston Martin 10 53 75,1% 27,1% 0,0% 0,0%
42 40 Chevrolet 10 75 -94,2% -98,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 47 Lamborghini 10 22 #DIV/0! 214,3% 0,0% 0,0%
43 44 Lada 9 39 800,0% 875,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 45 Bentley 8 36 0,0% 28,6% 0,0% 0,0%
45 48 Caterham 5 20 25,0% -9,1% 0,0% 0,0%
46 50 Cadillac 4 8 #DIV/0! 166,7% 0,0% 0,0%
46 49 Dodge 4 19 100,0% 850,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Renault-Nissan 73.234 303.747 9,6% 4,7% 32,4% 29,8%
2 2 PSA 65.598 298.821 16,4% 3,5% 29,0% 29,4%
3 3 Volkswagen 28.176 130.828 24,3% 5,3% 12,5% 12,9%
4 4 Ford 8.889 45.409 9,9% 8,9% 3,9% 4,5%
5 6 FCA 8.726 37.793 22,8% 12,3% 3,9% 3,7%
6 7 BMW 8.149 36.948 20,4% 23,6% 3,6% 3,6%
7 5 Toyota 8.002 39.426 21,6% 9,7% 3,5% 3,9%
8 8 General Motors 7.602 36.040 11,7% -5,2% 3,4% 3,5%
9 9 Mercedes Daimler 5.670 29.495 -8,7% 14,7% 2,5% 2,9%
10 10 Hyundai-Kia 5.083 27.092 28,2% 18,8% 2,3% 2,7%
11 11 Suzuki 1.603 9.007 10,9% 7,9% 0,7% 0,9%
12 12 Geely Group 1.499 7.065 57,8% 17,1% 0,7% 0,7%
13 13 Tata 1.332 5.258 128,1% 38,3% 0,6% 0,5%
14 14 Mazda 734 3.692 22,9% 20,8% 0,3% 0,4%
15 15 Honda 563 3.272 -25,9% -9,8% 0,2% 0,3%
16 16 Mitsubishi 410 1.961 52,4% 22,1% 0,2% 0,2%
17 17 Bolloré 178 590 14,1% -2,5% 0,1% 0,1%
18 19 Tesla 132 326 395,0% 123,8% 0,1% 0,0%
19 21 No Group 75 75 223,3% 33,5% 0,0% 0,0%
20 18 Fuji Heavy Industries 73 455 73,8% 41,7% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Renault Clio 13.879 60.593 -7,3% -5,5% 6,3% 6,1%
2 3 Renault Captur 11.286 40.612 18,0% 20,4% 5,2% 4,1%
3 2 Peugeot 208 10.262 46.524 27,7% 3,4% 4,7% 4,7%
4 4 Peugeot 308 8.397 40.489 18,7% 27,3% 3,8% 4,1%
5 5 Peugeot 2008 7.204 35.189 42,9% 21,3% 3,3% 3,6%
6 7 Renault Scénic 6.580 27.055 -7,3% -3,1% 3,0% 2,7%
7 8 Renault Twingo 6.532 26.870 27,1% 28,2% 3,0% 2,7%
8 6 Citroen C3 6.358 29.876 3,8% -7,9% 2,9% 3,0%
9 10 Citroen C4 Picasso 5.942 24.694 19,5% 2,5% 2,7% 2,5%
10 9 Dacia Sandero 5.683 24.850 8,9% -3,5% 2,6% 2,5%
11 13 Volkswagen Polo 5.298 22.310 42,0% 7,0% 2,4% 2,3%
12 11 Renault Mégane 5.093 24.113 -21,4% -3,0% 2,3% 2,4%
13 12 Volkswagen Golf 4.522 23.333 19,8% 9,2% 2,1% 2,4%
14 15 Peugeot 3008 4.075 18.123 -4,4% -13,5% 1,9% 1,8%
15 14 Dacia Duster 3.652 19.473 -12,9% -14,1% 1,7% 2,0%
16 43 Renault Kadjar 3.484 4.858 1,6% 0,5%
17 16 Nissan Qashqai 3.304 15.144 9,0% -9,8% 1,5% 1,5%
18 17 Toyota Yaris 3.073 15.092 39,2% 6,5% 1,4% 1,5%
19 19 Citroen C4 2.956 12.734 1,1% -18,8% 1,4% 1,3%
20 18 Ford Fiesta 2.931 14.905 25,1% 4,0% 1,3% 1,5%
21 22 Fiat 500 2.673 11.579 14,0% 8,5% 1,2% 1,2%
22 24 Opel Mokka 2.646 10.173 50,5% 34,9% 1,2% 1,0%
23 23 Citroen C4 Cactus 2.461 11.218 76,4% 520,1% 1,1% 1,1%
24 21 Peugeot 508 2.341 12.138 41,5% 28,0% 1,1% 1,2%
25 28 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.966 8.227 1,4% -21,7% 0,9% 0,8%
26 20 Opel Corsa 1.937 12.406 15,0% 11,0% 0,9% 1,3%
27 31 Peugeot 5008 1.887 7.505 -7,9% -8,9% 0,9% 0,8%
28 29 Mini 1.780 8.109 128,8% 121,4% 0,8% 0,8%
29 25 Nissan Juke 1.748 8.825 7,3% -0,2% 0,8% 0,9%
30 38 Fiat 500X 1.734 5.440 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,8% 0,5%
31 26 Peugeot 108 1.731 8.630 163,5% 1213,5% 0,8% 0,9%
32 63 Renault Espace 1.725 3.727 343,4% 50,0% 0,8% 0,4%
33 27 Audi A3 1.709 8.297 18,8% 4,0% 0,8% 0,8%
34 33 Toyota Auris 1.602 7.022 9,8% -0,2% 0,7% 0,7%
35 36 Volkswagen Touran 1.580 6.499 23,5% -11,3% 0,7% 0,7%
36 30 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.574 7.964 -4,1% -18,8% 0,7% 0,8%
37 35 Renault Kangoo 1.569 6.636 -19,4% -5,4% 0,7% 0,7%
38 41 Renault Zoe 1.482 4.940 131,2% 137,7% 0,7% 0,5%
39 34 Volkswagen Passat 1.299 6.959 82,2% 79,6% 0,6% 0,7%
40 32 Citroen C1 1.285 7.279 32,7% 14,3% 0,6% 0,7%

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