Global Vehicle Sales with Top 25 Markets ranking welcoming Taiwan in the club.

Global Vehicle Sales

Global Vehicle Sales in May 2014 have been up 3.4% from year ago thanks to strong sales in China, USA and UK and albeit the double digit loss reported by the biggest Asean market, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. India was finally up.

In May 2014, the total light passengers cars sold world-wide have been 7.34 million, scoring a 3.4% increase from the correspondent month last year. Year to date sales have been 36.024.000 with an increase of over 1.3 million vehicles or 4.0% from year ago.

China keeps driving the global growth and with over 1.9 million vehicles sold it was the 25.8% of total market. However in the second half a lower economic growth and the increased limit to the car use in the key metropolitan areas could reduce the Chinese giant speed of growth.

Following months of low speed, in May the USA market boomed above expectations with 1.6 million sales and an increase of 11.5% that moved the cumulative data above 5%. This trend is expected to be confirmed in the second half.

As expected, in May Japanese market has finally stopped the run, hurt by the increased taxation, and fell 1% following a very fast sales period. Indeed the cumulative sales are still up 14% from last year, while the second half will be moderately down.

Brazil kept the harsh period losing another 7%, while Indian car market celebrated the election of a new government breaking the long series of losses and posting a corroborant 7% increase.

In Russia the market posted a double digit loss keeping the negative trend and in the perspective this would not be the worst month of the year.

The tale of UK market is not yet ended and growing again by 8.8% the market over performed expectations projecting a final year volume above 2.4 million.

The South East Asian market are struggling and in May Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have reported a double digit loss, first time since 2008.

Finally, a new entrance in our Top 25 Ranking was represented by Taiwan that boomed sales in May by 19% taking the place usually hold by The Netherlands.

In the interactive tables below the Top 25 Market data & statistics:

Rank May Rank Ytd Country May 2014 May 2013 Var May Ytd May Var Ytd May
1 1 China 1.903.009 1.761.500 8,0% 9.778.536 8,7%
2 2 USA 1.609.678 1.443.311 11,5% 6.743.300 5,1%
3 3 Japan 362.578 366.383 -1,0% 2.548.084 14,0%
4 4 Germany 291.188 278.161 4,7% 1.343.088 3,3%
5 5 Brazil 277.924 300.614 -7,5% 1.332.120 -5,3%
6 6 India 261.445 244.046 7,1% 1.289.820 -3,0%
7 7 UK 218.315 200.614 8,8% 1.183.794 11,8%
8 8 Russia 201.487 229.670 -12,3% 1.030.506 -5,6%
9 10 Canada 195.893 185.332 5,7% 733.957 3,0%
10 9 France 178.284 176.768 0,9% 916.320 2,6%
11 11 Italy 142.997 146.448 -2,4% 678.324 3,6%
12 12 South Korea 136.553 133.785 2,1% 662.602 6,5%
13 14 Australia 94.562 94.466 0,1% 441.742 -1,9%
14 16 Spain 92.273 77.912 18,4% 410.465 18,7%
15 15 Mexico 88.244 87.518 0,8% 416.234 -0,5%
16 13 Indonesia 87.745 96.084 -8,7% 471.376 -0,4%
17 17 Thailand 69.627 111.878 -37,8% 364.553 -40,5%
18 18 Saudi Arabia 68.946 67.383 2,3% 331.308 2,0%
19 24 Turkey 58.131 81.468 -28,6% 226.708 -26,3%
20 20 Malaysia 55.856 62.267 -10,3% 273.675 0,3%
21 19 Argentina 54.303 88.584 -38,7% 315.388 -22,8%
22 22 Iran 52.955 44.877 18,0% 268.596 -1,2%
23 21 Belgium 51.063 50.066 2,0% 273.575 0,1%
24 23 South Africa 46.830 51.320 -8,7% 243.605 -5,3%
25 26 Taiwan 36.724 30.617 19,9% 170.364 13,3%

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