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Portugal Car Market on track for best year since 2009.

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Portugal Car Market on track for best year since 2009 fueled by a fast economic recovery. Although year-end political election the country is anticipating the reimburse of debt sustaining consumer’s demand.

Country Outlook

Portugal’s economy exited its bailout program and recorded the first expansion in three years in 2014. Meanwhile, the government started to reimburse its debt, following an early repayment schedule outlined in February.

Taking advantage of the low-interest rates due to the ECB bond-buying program, the early repayments could save as much as EUR 730 million in interest payments. Meanwhile, the country faces general elections in October this year, and recent polls suggest that it will be a close call between the government coalition and the Socialist Party.

The center-right coalition government’s popularity is still at low levels due to four years of unpopular austerity measures. The evolution of the economy will be crucial to the election race, with a continued economic rebound likely tipping the balance in favor of the current governing coalition

Light Vehicle Market Outlook

In April 2015 according to data released by A.C.A.P., the Portuguese Association of Car Producers, total new Passengers Cars sold in Portugal have been 15.015, up 21.9% from same period last year and achieving the 23rd year on year growth in a string.

Year to date sales in have been 61.236, up 32.3%. Differently from the other fast recovery in place in the other Iberian country, Spain, Portugal market rebound is driven only by consumer demand and is not sustained by government incentives with no risk of sudden falls. The 2015 full year market is projected at 178.000 units, the highest level since 2009.

Competitive Arena

Five players scored over 1.000 sales in April with Renault first with 1.708 sales (+15.0%), Volkswagen second with 1.621 (+38.8%) and Peugeot third with 1.513 (+29.2%).

Land Rover was the fastest growing brand (24th with 73 units, +128.1%) not mentioning the just landed Jeep. Kia was strong as well with 398 sales (+117.5%).

Looking at the Best Car Groups, Volkswagen Group outpaced Renault-Nissan in first place with 21.8% of market share versus the 17.1% of the French-Japanese group. Third was P.S.A. with 15.5% (up 1.8 points of share).

As far as the best-selling models, the leader was the Renault Clio with 1.020 units (+27.5%) ahead of Volkswagen Golf with 627 (+75.6%) and Peugeot 208 with 541 (+4.0%).

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 report year to date data updated.

Rank Apr Rank Ytd Brand Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Renault 1.708 6.925 15,0% 31,0% 11,4% 11,3%
2 3 Volkswagen 1.621 5.798 38,8% 40,9% 10,8% 9,5%
3 2 Peugeot 1.513 5.881 29,2% 37,3% 10,1% 9,6%
4 4 BMW 1.082 4.696 18,4% 24,1% 7,2% 7,7%
5 5 Mercedes 1.040 4.598 26,2% 32,5% 6,9% 7,5%
6 6 Opel 953 3.631 24,7% 33,1% 6,3% 5,9%
7 9 Audi 823 3.194 21,0% 22,4% 5,5% 5,2%
8 8 Citroen 813 3.484 51,4% 44,6% 5,4% 5,7%
9 10 Fiat 802 2.970 22,8% 44,5% 5,3% 4,8%
10 11 Ford 681 2.699 18,2% 40,5% 4,5% 4,4%
11 13 Seat 536 2.161 -4,8% 19,7% 3,6% 3,5%
12 12 Toyota 495 2.242 -17,8% 22,0% 3,3% 3,7%
13 7 Nissan 480 3.513 -14,0% 51,6% 3,2% 5,7%
14 15 Kia 398 1.261 117,5% 83,3% 2,7% 2,1%
15 14 Dacia 385 1.426 23,0% 40,9% 2,6% 2,3%
16 16 Volvo 335 1.256 72,7% 53,5% 2,2% 2,1%
17 17 Skoda 278 912 14,4% 7,4% 1,9% 1,5%
18 18 Smart 233 840 71,3% 55,0% 1,6% 1,4%
19 19 Mini 168 819 84,6% 73,5% 1,1% 1,3%
20 20 Mitsubishi 128 768 -7,9% 30,6% 0,9% 1,3%
21 22 Hyundai 113 449 34,5% 24,0% 0,8% 0,7%
22 21 Honda 106 490 -9,4% -18,5% 0,7% 0,8%
23 23 Mazda 83 335 25,8% -2,3% 0,6% 0,5%
24 24 Land Rover 73 273 128,1% 21,3% 0,5% 0,4%
25 25 Alfa Romeo 66 234 -21,4% -28,0% 0,4% 0,4%
26 26 Lexus 26 118 13,0% 38,8% 0,2% 0,2%
27 29 Jeep 17 51 1600,0% 750,0% 0,1% 0,1%
28 28 Jaguar 16 67 0,0% 19,6% 0,1% 0,1%
29 27 Porsche 14 73 -54,8% -33,6% 0,1% 0,1%
30 31 Suzuki 12 26 #DIV/0! 1200,0% 0,1% 0,0%
31 30 Lancia 11 34 -62,1% -85,7% 0,1% 0,1%
32 32 Maserati 3 7 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%
33 34 Lamborghini 1 2 0,0% 100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
33 33 Ferrari 1 4 0,0% -20,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Apr Rank Ytd Group Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Volkswagen 3.273 12.141 21,8% 27,9% 21,8% 19,8%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 2.573 11.864 9,2% 37,7% 17,1% 19,4%
3 3 PSA 2.326 9.365 36,2% 39,9% 15,5% 15,3%
4 5 Mercedes Daimler 1.273 5.438 32,6% 35,5% 8,5% 8,9%
5 4 BMW 1.250 5.515 24,4% 29,6% 8,3% 9,0%
6 6 General Motors 953 3.631 19,9% 19,7% 6,3% 5,9%
7 7 FCA 900 3.300 16,9% 25,5% 6,0% 5,4%
8 8 Ford 681 2.699 18,2% 40,5% 4,5% 4,4%
9 9 Toyota 521 2.360 -16,6% 22,7% 3,5% 3,9%
10 10 Hyundai-Kia 511 1.710 91,4% 62,9% 3,4% 2,8%
Rank Apr Rank 2015 Model Sales Apr Sales Ytd Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share 2015
1 1 Renault Clio 1.020 3.259 27,5% 39,4% 6,8% 5,3%
2 2 Volkswagen Golf 627 2.124 75,6% 38,6% 4,2% 3,5%
3 4 Peugeot 208 541 2.026 4,0% 2,6% 3,6% 3,3%
4 3 Volkswagen Polo 470 2.029 14,1% 49,2% 3,1% 3,3%
5 19 Fiat Punto 435 1.024 17,3% 10,5% 2,9% 1,7%
6 5 Opel Corsa 422 1.804 38,8% 30,9% 2,8% 2,9%
7 10 Mercedes A Class 402 1.480 42,6% 19,8% 2,7% 2,4%
8 12 Seat Ibiza 351 1.324 21,9% 36,1% 2,3% 2,2%
9 8 Peugeot 308 346 1.546 36,2% 81,5% 2,3% 2,5%
10 11 Audi A3 342 1.356 43,1% 37,4% 2,3% 2,2%
11 18 Opel Astra 327 1.044 44,1% 58,2% 2,2% 1,7%
12 17 Peugeot 2008 326 1.048 113,1% 74,4% 2,2% 1,7%
13 13 BMW 1 Series 309 1.301 -10,2% -3,3% 2,1% 2,1%
14 14 Ford Focus 286 1.150 36,8% 73,2% 1,9% 1,9%
15 7 Renault Mégane 284 1.644 -24,9% -3,7% 1,9% 2,7%
16 9 Renault Captur 283 1.486 16,9% 60,6% 1,9% 2,4%
17 15 Citroen C3 260 1.088 48,6% 32,4% 1,7% 1,8%
18 16 Mercedes C Class 247 1.050 29,3% 39,6% 1,6% 1,7%
19 21 Ford Fiesta 239 972 -17,0% 8,0% 1,6% 1,6%
20 31 Volkswagen Passat 237 674 172,4% 102,4% 1,6% 1,1%
21 6 Nissan Qashqai 235 1.726 -3,7% 69,2% 1,6% 2,8%
22 25 Volvo V40 218 842 96,4% 85,9% 1,5% 1,4%
23 20 Peugeot 108 210 992 995,7% 1193,9% 1,4% 1,6%
24 32 BMW 5 Series 185 642 52,9% 21,6% 1,2% 1,0%
24 22 BMW 3 Series 185 934 -33,2% -22,2% 1,2% 1,5%
25 27 Citroen C4 Cactus 170 722 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 1,1% 1,2%
26 34 Fiat Panda 166 638 93,0% 57,9% 1,1% 1,0%
27 23 Toyota Yaris 165 929 -35,0% 34,6% 1,1% 1,5%
28 29 Dacia Sandero 164 686 25,2% 55,6% 1,1% 1,1%
29 37 Volkswagen Up! 149 542 -20,7% 13,6% 1,0% 0,9%
30 42 Smart Fortwo 146 447 7,4% -17,5% 1,0% 0,7%
30 56 Skoda Fabia 146 280 294,6% 188,7% 1,0% 0,5%
31 43 Kia Rio 144 443 114,9% 128,4% 1,0% 0,7%
31 38 Audi A1 144 532 37,1% 34,0% 1,0% 0,9%
31 28 Seat Leon 144 698 -39,7% -2,1% 1,0% 1,1%
32 33 BMW 4 Series 143 640 197,9% 215,3% 1,0% 1,0%
33 26 Toyota Auris 137 756 -51,4% -3,4% 0,9% 1,2%
34 30 Mini 130 682 490,9% 301,2% 0,9% 1,1%
35 35 BMW 2 Series 119 623 981,8% 1383,3% 0,8% 1,0%
36 36 Citroen C1 114 548 32,6% 124,6% 0,8% 0,9%
36 39 Mercedes CLA Class 114 530 96,6% 106,2% 0,8% 0,9%
37 47 Audi A4 97 399 -23,0% -17,0% 0,6% 0,6%
37 51 Dacia Logan 97 336 22,8% 10,5% 0,6% 0,5%
38 41 Nissan Juke 94 500 -42,0% 13,4% 0,6% 0,8%
39 45 Mercedes E Class 89 414 -7,3% -20,1% 0,6% 0,7%
40 48 Smart Forfour 87 393 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,6% 0,6%
40 50 Honda Civic 87 349 1,2% -14,3% 0,6% 0,6%
41 24 Fiat 500 85 892 -28,6% 95,6% 0,6% 1,5%
42 61 Toyota Aygo 76 249 744,4% 361,1% 0,5% 0,4%
43 57 Dacia Duster 75 274 -9,6% 40,5% 0,5% 0,4%
44 82 Kia Picanto 69 135 305,9% 84,9% 0,5% 0,2%
45 52 Peugeot 508 67 326 -13,0% 34,2% 0,4% 0,5%
46 60 Opel Insignia 66 253 -31,3% -1,6% 0,4% 0,4%
47 64 Mitsubishi ASX 65 241 16,1% 11,6% 0,4% 0,4%
48 66 Fiat 500L 63 231 10,5% 6,0% 0,4% 0,4%
48 91 Opel Zafira Tourer 63 105 90,9% -12,5% 0,4% 0,2%
49 40 Nissan Pulsar 62 516 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,4% 0,8%
49 62 Citroen C4 Picasso 62 248 -21,5% -23,9% 0,4% 0,4%
50 70 Hyundai i20 61 217 48,8% 47,6% 0,4% 0,4%

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