April 2013 confirmed the new trend for the Portuguese car market, now stabilized after years of decline. April sales fell 4.4%, but year-to-date they were up 0.8% from last year. Volkswagen outpaced again Renault for the market leadership.
March sales statistics were positive again for the Portuguese car market, with sales flat from last year and first quarter up by a little 2.7%, really welcome after several collapsing years. Renault has overtaken Volkswagen in the head to head for leadership.
Following the not decline posted in January, the Portuguese car market was 8.1% positive in February. Cumulate sales were up 4.5%. Fiat, Citroen and Seat started the year with good shape, all improving their share of market.
Finally the Portuguese car market had broken the series of negative month and in January posted a 0.3% increase over last year. Premium brand confirmed their positive trend with BMW, Mercedes and Audi at 23.9% of share.
The 2012 was closed by a December drop of 43.4% almost in line with the previous months. Full Year ended below 100.000 units, posting a drop of 37.9% from 2011. The market is collapsed at the level of late seventies.
In November, the Portugal car market fell 25.1% confirming a downsizing trend that would stop not before the second quarter 2013 in spite of year-to-date November 2012 the drop was 37.4%. Last month, Volkswagen outpaced Renault for the leadership.
In October, the Portugal car market fell 19.1%, the smaller this year. Year-to-date the drop was 38.3%. While Renault outpaced Volkswagen for the market leadership, BMW, Audi and Mercedes posted a strong share increase.
In September the Portuguese car market collapsed with 6.358 sales, down 31.0% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 74.432, down 39.7%. Mercedes surged in 3rd position with a record share at 8.8%, ahead of BMW and Audi.
The car market in Portugal is collapsing with first half 2012 sales at 53.371 units, down 41.9% from last year, with full year projected below 100.000 units, down 35% from 2011. Renault was leading the competition with 12% of share.
March 2012 confirmed the poor volumes of the first two months of the year, Portugal is going beyond even the worst forecasts since the already strong shortfall occurred in 2011 with -31% vs. 2010. At this speed the full year 2012,