Singapore: September 2013 Car Market fell 15%. Volvo shines.

Accordingly with data released by Singapore bureau of statistics, in September 2013 Singapore’ car market kept falling posting only 1.954 sales, down 15.6% from year ago. The last was the 17th year on year loss in a row. Year to date sales were 17.077, down 22.7% from last year.

Looking at top brands performance:

BMW posted a great month with 465 sales and 23.7% of share, up 3.7 points from August. Year-to-date BMW was second with 2.888 sales and 16.9% of share, down 0.4 points from full year 2012.

Mercedes recovered in second place with 333 sales and 17.0% of share, up 5.3 points from August. Year to date Mercedes was market leader with 2.902 sales and 17.0% of share, up 2.1 points from last year.

Toyota was third selling 308 units with a share of 15.7%, down 2.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales it was 4th with 2.406 sales and a share of 14.1%, down 0.6 points from last year.

Volkswagen was 4th selling 218 units with a share of 11.1%, down 2.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date it was third with 2.309 sales and a share of 13.5%, up 1.2 points from FY 2012.

Volvo surged in 5th from the 9th with 122 sales and a share of 6.2%, up 3.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date Volvo was 6th with 755 sales and 4.4% of share, up 0.7 points from last year.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands, ranked for year to date position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank I Half

Brand

Sep

YTD Sep

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

2

BMW

465

2.888

17,3%

16,7%

20,0%

23,7%

16,9%

2

4

1

Mercedes

333

2.902

14,9%

17,8%

11,7%

17,0%

17,0%

3

2

4

Toyota

308

2.406

14,7%

12,2%

17,9%

15,7%

14,1%

4

3

3

Volkswagen

218

2.309

12,3%

13,6%

13,3%

11,1%

13,5%

5

9

6

Volvo

122

755

3,7%

4,4%

2,7%

6,2%

4,4%

6

5

5

Audi

105

1.299

5,8%

7,9%

6,3%

5,3%

7,6%

7

6

9

Mazda

63

470

1,2%

2,3%

4,3%

3,2%

2,8%

8

10

7

Nissan

42

466

2,4%

2,8%

2,6%

2,1%

2,7%

9

10

10

Hyundai

33

378

4,0%

2,1%

2,6%

1,7%

2,2%

10

14

14

Peugeot

28

232

1,9%

1,5%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

11

7

13

Honda

27

296

1,8%

1,6%

3,1%

1,4%

1,7%

12

8

16

Kia

26

216

2,1%

1,0%

2,7%

1,3%

1,3%

13

16

11

Porsche

23

306

1,7%

2,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,8%

14

17

19

Citroen

22

135

1,2%

0,7%

0,9%

1,1%

0,8%

14

13

12

Land Rover

22

286

1,3%

1,9%

1,3%

1,1%

1,7%

15

11

8

Jaguar

21

397

1,3%

2,7%

1,9%

1,1%

2,3%

16

18

17

Ford

19

142

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

17

15

15

Chevrolet

18

214

1,5%

1,3%

1,1%

0,9%

1,3%

18

12

20

Subaru

17

148

0,5%

0,7%

1,4%

0,9%

0,9%

19

20

23

Opel

15

83

0,3%

0,5%

0,3%

0,8%

0,5%

20

19

18

Mini

13

134

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

21

18

22

Renault

9

94

0,4%

0,5%

0,9%

0,5%

0,6%

22

20

25

Suzuki

5

64

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

22

21

17

Bentley

5

110

0,3%

0,9%

0,2%

0,3%

0,6%

23

21

26

Maserati

2

44

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,3%

24

23

29

Lamborghini

1

23

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

24

23

32

Alfa Romeo

1

15

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

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