Israel May. Sales down for the second months in a row

Israel Vehicles Market 2017 Suzuki-Ignis-2017

Israel Vehicles Market has lost momentum in the Q2 as May fell 3.2% after the sharp April, eroding the year to date gain at few points. In May, Toyota boosted sales recovering the gap from the two leaders, Hyundai and Kia. Suzuki shining.

Israel’s economy lost momentum in the first quarter of the year according to recently released figures, although this was largely due to tough Q4 2016 comparatives, as private consumption fell sharply compared to Q4 due to fewer car imports. The country’s economic fundamentals remain fairly solid, with business confidence hitting a multi-year high in April as firms enjoy healthier global demand and exports growing significantly in Q1, despite dropping in April.

Expectations for the 2017 regarding the automotive sector after the three years record run were moderately positive and the start of the year confirmed this outlook with Q1 sales volume up 9.2%. However, according to the data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System, in April demand dropped and sales fell 14.3% and May was down again, with 24.878 registrations (-3.2%) eroding the year to date gain at only 3.2% with 143.054 units.

In April, following the recent multi-billion dollar acquisition of Israeli company Mobileye by Intel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly stated that his government plans to further assist companies developing technologies in the area of smart mobility by cutting down regulation, thus enhancing Israel’s prominence in the area of autonomous vehicle technology, i.e. driverless cars.

This was an important statement which the burgeoning Israeli market has long been waiting for. Actually Israeli government is in a position to develop autonomous vehicle governance that could be adopted by other countries around the globe and is necessary for the introduction of this very promising technology.

As far as brands performance, with over 27 percent of combined market share, Korean brands are leading the market with Hyundai on top-selling 21.069 cars (+4.9%) and Kia behind with 17.963 (+3.6%). HOwever, both have reported lost in May, while the third, Toyota, in May grew 29.1 with 3.229 sales and in the year to date sold 15.807 units (+4.9%).

Behind,  Skoda with 10.955 sales (+5.6%) followed by Nissan with 7.191 (+30.9%), Suzuki with 7.123 (+47.2%), Mazda with 7.047 (-19.8%) and Renault with 6.063 (+26.3%).

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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 May Rank 2017 Brand Sales May Sales 2017 Variation May Variation YTD 2017 Share May Share YTD 2017
3 1 Hyundai 3.079 21.069 -19,0% 4,9% 12,4% 14,7%
1 2 Kia 3.331 17.963 -10,0% 3,6% 13,4% 12,6%
2 3 Toyota 3.229 15.807 29,1% 4,9% 13,0% 11,0%
4 4 Skoda 1.961 10.955 6,6% 5,6% 7,9% 7,7%
9 5 Nissan 837 7.191 3,8% 30,9% 3,4% 5,0%
6 6 Suzuki 1.282 7.123 39,0% 47,2% 5,2% 5,0%
5 7 Mazda 1.494 7.047 17,4% -19,8% 6,0% 4,9%
7 8 Renault 1.105 6.063 -12,6% 26,3% 4,4% 4,2%
8 9 Mitsubishi 1.087 5.788 -14,9% -16,6% 4,4% 4,0%
11 10 Seat 686 4.166 -1,2% -3,1% 2,8% 2,9%
15 11 Citroen 580 3.960 -25,8% 12,5% 2,3% 2,8%
14 12 Chevrolet 589 3.904 -40,2% -4,4% 2,4% 2,7%
10 13 Honda 720 3.768 37,9% 20,4% 2,9% 2,6%
17 14 Peugeot 431 3.228 -17,1% 4,2% 1,7% 2,3%
12 15 Volkswagen 652 3.055 -14,0% -20,4% 2,6% 2,1%
13 16 Subaru 626 2.947 -14,5% -24,0% 2,5% 2,1%
16 17 Audi 487 2.668 26,8% 11,0% 2,0% 1,9%
21 18 Mercedes 248 2.316 -11,1% 15,2% 1,0% 1,6%
18 19 Fiat 375 2.214 -27,3% -2,3% 1,5% 1,5%
17 20 Dacia 431 2.103 26,4% 33,9% 1,7% 1,5%
19 21 Opel 367 2.011 -2,4% -27,5% 1,5% 1,4%
20 22 BMW 330 1.734 3,4% 7,6% 1,3% 1,2%
22 23 Ford 217 1.540 -19,6% -24,8% 0,9% 1,1%
23 24 Isuzu 161 655 -22,6% -31,8% 0,6% 0,5%
24 25 Volvo 123 605 11,8% -9,2% 0,5% 0,4%
25 26 Lexus 101 604 -28,4% -18,7% 0,4% 0,4%
26 27 Jeep 87 467 85,1% 24,2% 0,3% 0,3%
27 28 Mini 60 328 15,4% 12,7% 0,2% 0,2%
28 28 Alfa Romeo 43 328 -10,4% 24,7% 0,2% 0,2%
29 29 Cadillac 39 325 143,8% 78,6% 0,2% 0,2%
38 30 MG 1 249 -95,2% 173,6% 0,0% 0,2%
33 31 Infiniti 14 155 -64,1% -27,2% 0,1% 0,1%
32 32 SsangYong 19 150 -53,7% -38,5% 0,1% 0,1%
30 33 Land Rover 34 137 3,0% -26,3% 0,1% 0,1%
31 34 Porsche 25 92 19,0% 124,4% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Maserati 10 86 100,0% 273,9% 0,0% 0,1%
36 Jaguar 64
36 37 Smart 3 63
37 38 DS 2 42
35 39 Chrysler 9 40
37 40 Abarth 2 29
41 Aston Martin 9
38 42 Ferrari 1 6

Rank May Rank 2017 Group Sales May Sales 2017 Variation May Variation YTD 2017 Share May Share YTD 2017
1 1 Hyundai-Kia 6.410 39.032 -14,6% 4,3% 25,8% 27,3%
3 2 Renault-Nissan 3.474 21.300 -6,8% 12,0% 14,0% 14,9%
2 3 Volkswagen 3.811 20.936 3,1% -0,1% 15,3% 14,6%
4 4 Toyota 3.330 16.411 26,0% 3,8% 13,4% 11,5%
7 5 PSA 1.013 7.230 -22,4% 8,9% 4,1% 5,1%
6 6 Suzuki 1.282 7.123 39,0% 47,2% 5,2% 5,0%
5 7 Mazda 1.494 7.047 17,4% -19,8% 6,0% 4,9%
8 8 General Motors 995 6.240 -27,7% -11,4% 4,0% 4,4%
9 9 Honda 720 3.768 37,9% 20,4% 2,9% 2,6%
11 10 FCA 527 3.170 -18,3% 3,7% 2,1% 2,2%

 

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