South Africa Autos Sales fall down in September hit by low consumer’s demand.

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South Africa Autos Sales fall down in September hit by low consumer’s demand. However, more recent economic data show improvement in GDP and in the exchange rate.

Market Outlook

South Africa’s economy rebounded in the second quarter, thus allaying fears of a recession. GDP grew an annualized 3.3% in the three months through June, which contrasted Q1’s decrease. The expansion reflected an improvement in all sectors of the economy with a notably strong rebound in the manufacturing sector, which accounts for more than 10% of the economy.

In the wake of the good news, the rand strengthened against the U.S. dollar. However, the currency remains relatively weak amid uncertainty over a cabinet reshuffle.

Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, NAAMSA reported  that the recession in the domestic new vehicle market had accelerated significantly during September, 2016 with all major segments reflecting double-digit or near double-digit declines. Given the present difficult economic environment in South Africa, the negative trend was expected to continue over the medium term.

Indeed according to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold has been 44.836, down 14.5%, posting the 19th y.o.y. fall in a row.

Year to date figures have been 392.347, down 11.0%. 

Competitive Arena

In the last month,  Toyota sold 10.414 vehicles (-7.3%) with 23.2% of market share ahead of Volkswagen with 7.112 units (-12.7%), Ford with 5.702 (-9.9%), Hyundai with 3.462 (-35.2%), Nissan with 2.465 (-29.1%), Mercedes with 2.041 (-4.1%), Chevrolet with 1.786 (-40.4%) and Renault with 1.775 (-11.3%), BMW with 1.725 (+0.2%) and in 10th place Kia with 1.180 (-42.2%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Toyota Group with 23.4% of market share, ahead of Volkswagen with 17.9%, Ford with 12.7% and Renault-Nissan with 10.4%.

To see the full ranking of Top 100 models please refer to the article we dedicated at the subject.

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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 Sept Rank 2016 Brand Sales Sept Sales 2016 Share Sept Share 2016 Var Sept Var 2016
1 1 Toyota 10.414 86.546 23,2% 21,2% -7,1% -0,7%
2 2 Volkswagen 7.112 63.445 15,9% 15,6% -12,7% 4,0%
3 3 Ford 5.702 52.317 12,7% 12,8% -9,9% -10,4%
4 5 Hyundai 3.462 27.573 7,7% 6,8% -35,2% -31,4%
5 4 Nissan 2.465 28.728 5,5% 7,0% -29,1% -9,9%
6 6 Mercedes 2.041 21.805 4,6% 5,4% -4,1% 8,1%
7 8 Chevrolet 1.786 15.607 4,0% 3,8% -40,4% -34,6%
8 10 Renault 1.775 13.101 4,0% 3,2% -11,3% -4,4%
9 7 BMW 1.725 16.177 3,8% 4,0% 0,2% -6,6%
10 9 Kia 1.180 13.110 2,6% 3,2% -42,2% -27,6%
11 12 Mazda 1.076 9.293 2,4% 2,3% 23,4% 47,5%
12 11 Isuzu 988 9.947 2,2% 2,4% -21,9% -14,5%
13 13 Audi 823 8.854 1,8% 2,2% -37,5% -23,4%
14 14 Honda 593 6.043 1,3% 1,5% -31,8% -28,6%
15 15 Suzuki 513 3.896 1,1% 1,0% -4,1% -18,5%
16 18 Datsun 444 3.198 1,0% 0,8% 8,3% -27,3%
17 20 Mahindra 396 2.544 0,9% 0,6% 45,1% 10,4%
18 16 Land Rover 343 3.424 0,8% 0,8% -27,5% -18,7%
19 17 Opel 279 3.293 0,6% 0,8% -45,8% -31,8%
20 21 Tata 212 1.950 0,5% 0,5% 14,6% 44,3%
21 25 Volvo 208 1.428 0,5% 0,4% 4,0% -30,6%
22 19 Jeep 197 2.578 0,4% 0,6% -56,5% -44,4%
23 22 Mini 176 1.691 0,4% 0,4% 7,3% 5,4%
24 27 Fiat 172 948 0,4% 0,2% 35,4% -15,5%
25 23 Mitsubishi 162 1.629 0,4% 0,4% -41,9% -44,5%
26 28 Porsche 101 913 0,2% 0,2% 18,8% -23,1%
27 31 Jaguar 99 730 0,2% 0,2% 73,7% 37,8%
28 26 Geely 80 980 0,2% 0,2% -42,9% -15,9%
29 32 Lexus 75 709 0,2% 0,2% -28,6% -3,2%
30 33 Subaru 65 672 0,1% 0,2% -57,5% -27,3%
31 29 Peugeot 58 841 0,1% 0,2% -40,2% -18,9%
32 30 Great Wall 28 758 0,1% 0,2% -87,5% -69,4%
33 35 JMC 26 274 0,1% 0,1% -16,1% -39,1%
34 34 Citroen 25 417 0,1% 0,1% -52,8% -40,1%
35 40 Maserati 8 55 0,0% 0,0% 33,3% 205,6%
35 38 Alfa Romeo 8 89 0,0% 0,0% 33,3% -25,5%
36 39 Ferrari 6 76 0,0% 0,0% 20,0% 9,1%
37 43 Landwind 5 19 0,0% 0,0% #DIV/0! 533,3%
38 36 Dodge 4 167 0,0% 0,0% -95,6% -72,6%
38 42 Bentley 4 23 0,0% 0,0% #DIV/0! #DIV/0!

 

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Group Sales Sept Sales 2016 Share Sept Share 2016 Var Sept Var 2016
1 1 Toyota 10.489 87.255 23,4% 21,4% -7,3% -0,8%
2 2 Volkswagen 8.040 73.235 17,9% 17,9% -15,8% -0,7%
3 3 Ford 5.702 52.317 12,7% 12,8% -9,9% -10,4%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 4.684 45.125 10,4% 11,1% -21,2% -10,5%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 4.642 40.683 10,4% 10,0% -37,1% -30,2%
6 7 General Motors 2.065 18.900 4,6% 4,6% -41,2% -34,1%
7 6 Mercedes Daimler 2.041 21.805 4,6% 5,3% -4,1% 8,1%
8 8 BMW 1.901 17.868 4,2% 4,4% 0,8% -5,6%
9 10 Mazda 1.076 9.293 2,4% 2,3% 23,4% 47,5%
10 9 Isuzu Motors 988 9.947 2,2% 2,4% -21,9% -14,5%

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Model Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen Polo 6.439 41.672 28,2% -1,1% 12,3% 10,4%
2 2 Toyota Hilux 3.431 27.449 40,1% 4,1% 6,5% 6,9%
3 4 Toyota Corolla 2.868 13.635 29,5% -23,5% 5,5% 3,4%
4 3 Ford Ranger 2.865 23.587 15,9% -8,1% 5,5% 5,9%
5 7 Nissan NP200 1.606 9.860 2,6% -29,3% 3,1% 2,5%
6 6 Toyota Etios 1.602 10.300 13,1% -19,6% 3,1% 2,6%
7 12 Hyundai i20 1.559 7.505 200,4% 31,6% 3,0% 1,9%
8 9 Chevrolet Utility 1.382 9.183 6,2% -24,6% 2,6% 2,3%
9 8 Isuzu KB 1.265 9.792 -9,6% -15,8% 2,4% 2,5%
10 14 Mercedes C Class 1.160 6.895 6,6% -30,1% 2,2% 1,7%
11 5 Toyota Quantum 1.107 10.898 -3,7% 28,9% 2,1% 2,7%
12 19 Hyundai Grand i10 1.023 5.121 19,6% -47,1% 2,0% 1,3%
13 11 Ford Fiesta 933 8.334 -24,1% 5,7% 1,8% 2,1%
14 10 Ford Ecosport 919 8.558 -10,5% -2,8% 1,8% 2,1%
15 18 BMW 3 Series 807 5.298 21,4% -24,5% 1,5% 1,3%
16 22 Renault Clio 779 4.399 91,4% 18,2% 1,5% 1,1%
17 15 Nissan NP300 Hardbody 731 6.065 -7,0% -5,1% 1,4% 1,5%
18 23 Chevrolet Spark 723 4.266 21,7% -12,8% 1,4% 1,1%
19 21 Renault Sandero 649 4.722 13,9% -5,7% 1,2% 1,2%
20 20 Ford Figo 646 4.785 -24,5% -33,6% 1,2% 1,2%
21 13 Toyota Fortuner 570 7.185 -27,4% 8,2% 1,1% 1,8%
22 34 Hyundai H-100 505 2.909 94,2% 15,9% 1,0% 0,7%
23 26 Volkswagen Golf 475 3.761 -19,2% -27,4% 0,9% 0,9%
24 17 Kia Rio 471 5.539 -43,2% -4,5% 0,9% 1,4%
25 29 Ford Focus 468 3.420 41,8% 25,7% 0,9% 0,9%
26 80 Chevrolet Aveo 465 965 -0,4% -63,6% 0,9% 0,2%
27 24 Toyota Land Cruiser 428 3.935 6,5% -0,7% 0,8% 1,0%
28 42 Renault Captur 420 2.067 60,3% 20,2% 0,8% 0,5%
29 28 Toyota Avanza 414 3.515 -11,9% -5,9% 0,8% 0,9%
30 25 Toyota RAV4 413 3.875 25,9% -0,9% 0,8% 1,0%

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